Definition of Irenics

1. n. 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.



Definition of Irenics

1. Noun. Irenical theology, opposed to polemics. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Irenics

1. a branch of theology [n]

Medical Definition of Irenics

1. That branch of Christian science which treats of the methods of securing unity among Christians or harmony and union among the churches. Synonym: Irenical theology. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Irenics

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irenics (current term)
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Literary usage of Irenics

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Church Unity: Studies of Its Most Important Problems by Charles Augustus Briggs (1909)
"Christian irenics is indeed the culminating discipline to which all others ... Christian irenics is usually classed with Symbolics—that theological ..."

2. History of the Study of Theology by Charles Augustus Briggs (1916)
"irenics is the newest section of Symbolics, yet it has already an extensive literature. It has been most fruitful on the Continent of Europe, ..."

3. The Protestant Theological and Ecclesiastical Encyclopedia by John Henry Augustus Bomberger, Johann Jakob Herzog (1860)
"Ir.Christologie im Zusam menhange mit dessen theol. u. anthropol. Grundlehren," 1843. KLING. —Porter. irenics is a term used to designate measures, ..."

4. Church Unity: Studies of Its Most Important Problems by Charles Augustus Briggs (1909)
"Christian irenics is indeed the culminating discipline to which all others ... Christian irenics is usually classed with Symbolics—that theological ..."

5. History of the Study of Theology by Charles Augustus Briggs (1916)
"irenics is the newest section of Symbolics, yet it has already an extensive literature. It has been most fruitful on the Continent of Europe, ..."

6. The Protestant Theological and Ecclesiastical Encyclopedia by John Henry Augustus Bomberger, Johann Jakob Herzog (1860)
"Ir.Christologie im Zusam menhange mit dessen theol. u. anthropol. Grundlehren," 1843. KLING. —Porter. irenics is a term used to designate measures, ..."

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