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Ecumenical Theology
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1. Term and Agencies

1.1. The practice of ecumenical theology is much older than the term itself. It began with Paul’s arguments concerning the unity of churches of Jews and Gentiles (Jewish Christians; Judaism) and their many groups and charismata and continued as theology developed with a common concern for truth. It prepared the way for the decisions of the ecumenical councils and accompanied the reception of these rulings. In a paradoxical way it wa…

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Geense, Adriaan and Campbell, Ted A., “Ecumenical Theology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E100>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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