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Ecumenical apologetics

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Ecumenical apologetics

Ecumenical apologetics is "an explanation (defense) of the Christian Faith, in an ecumenical fashion";[1] presenting a defense of the faith while advocating and recognizing "a greater sense of shared spirituality"[2] with those of other faiths.

While neither apologetics nor ecumenism is a new term, "ecumenical apologetics" came into use early in the 21st century in an effort to combine the two, which were previously presumed to be opposing efforts or ideas.[3] Likewise, both apologetics and ecumenism are terms used by people of varying faiths; however, at the time of this writing, the term is used primarily, if not exclusively, to refer to a form of Christian apologetics.[4][5]

Further reading

  • Fr. Benedict M. Ashley, Choosing a World-View and Value-System: An Ecumenical Apologetics. Published by Alba House (May 2000).
  • Konrad Raiser, Ecumenism in Transition: A Paradigm Shift in the Ecumenical Movement. Published by World Council of Churches (October 1991).
  • George E. Griener, Ernst Troeltsch and Herman Schell: Christianity and the World Religions : An Ecumenical Contribution to the History of Apologetics. Published by Peter Lang Pub Inc. (June 1990).


  1. ^ Ecumenical Apologetics
  2. ^ Ecumenism
  3. ^ An Answer for Those with Ears to Hear, a review by Mark Brumley of Choosing a World-View and Value-System: An Ecumenical Apologetics.
  4. ^ Google search results
  5. ^ Yahoo search results
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