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  • adjective Supporting, or in accord with, ecumenism
  • noun A person who espouses ecumenism


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ecumenism +‎ -ist


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  • The Ukrainians and other Greek Catholics observe different recensions or local traditions of the Byzantine RiteNote: I will NOT tolerate snide remarks about how all of this is "modernist" and "ecumenist".

    Archive 2009-06-01 2009

  • The modern type of ecumenist would say that there should be one grand united pilgrimage.

    Archive 2009-06-01 2009

  • The tensions were evident more than 20 years ago, in a historic exchange of letters among Pope John Paul II, Archbishop Robert Runcie of Canterbury, and Cardinal Johannes Willebrands, the veteran Dutch ecumenist then leading the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

    Theological Shock Therapy 2009

  • But I feel it has public significance because we have seen a serious decline in the mainline churches in the US over the last half century, a decline I anticipated in the 1960s when I was an ardent ecumenist.

    Stephen C. Rose: Reflections on A Shattered Ecumenism 2009

  • That great ecumenist, Cardinal Willebrands, then still at the helm of the Vatican's office for Christian Unity, had written and suggested a deeper ecclesiological study would be most helpful.

    Archbishop introduces His Eminence Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the Archbishop of Westminster, to address the Synod 2009

  • "That annoys many Jews," says veteran ecumenist Harvey Cox, a Protestant theologian at the Harvard Divinity School.

    Losing Our Moral Umbrella 2008

  • Yet His Grace wonders why, in an ecumenical age, Cardinal Biffi is so intolerant of Christians working towards unity, stating that the Antichrist will be an ecumenist...

    auntie joanna writes Joanna Bogle 2007

  • The theologian and ecumenist Steven Mackie, who has died aged 82, was a friend of mine from student days.

    The Guardian World News 2011

  • Just as there are two hermeneutics on the Second Vatican Council --- one of continuity and one of rupture, there are two prevailing hermeneutics on the Apostolic Constitution magical ordinariatism, a view that ordinariates will be created ex nihilo, and we will all then convert individually into these new bodies that will be created for us. certain friendly ecumenist and will be a difficult mindset to fight at various bishops 'conferences around the world.

    Deborah Gyapong 2010

  • Whilst not an ecumenist Dr. Carson seems to have adopted a remarkably similar stance on this issue.

    Slugger O'Toole Turgon 2010


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