Irenical theology
Irenics I*ren"ics, n. (Eccl.) That branch of Christian science which treats of the methods of securing unity among Christians or harmony and union among the churches; -- called also {Irenical theology}. --Schaff-Herzog. [1913 Webster]

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  • irenics — īˈreniks, rēn noun plural but usually singular in construction (also irenic nik) : irenic theology as distinguished from polemic theology : theology concerned with securing Christian unity * * * /uy ren iks, uy ree niks/, n. (used with a sing.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Irenics — I*ren ics, n. (Eccl.) That branch of Christian science which treats of the methods of securing unity among Christians or harmony and union among the churches; called also {Irenical theology}. Schaff Herzog. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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