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Ecumenical Movement
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I. 1st to 19th Century – II. 20th and 21st Centuries

I. 1st to 19th Century

1. Early Church

The concerns of the first centuries of the church were less with the establishing of fellowship than with its preservation – focused in the fellowship of the Lord's Supper – among Christians and congregations (Paul, Saint, Apostolic Council, Clement I (Romanus), Ignatius [Ignatian Epistles], Irenaeus of Lyon, Cyprian of Carthage, etc.) and with the exclusion of theologians and groups propounding fals…

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Wendebourg, Dorothea, Koschorke, Klaus, Sattler, Dorothea, Lippy, Charleas H., Geldbach, Erich and Wrege, Wolf Reinhard, “Ecumenical Movement”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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