Definition of Oecumenical

1. Adjective. Concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions. "The ecumenical movement"

Exact synonyms: Ecumenic, Ecumenical, Oecumenic
Similar to: Nonsectarian, Unsectarian
Derivative terms: Ecumenism, Ecumenism, Oecumenism



2. Adjective. Of worldwide scope or applicability. "Universal experience"

Definition of Oecumenical

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of ecumenical) ¹

2. Adjective. (alternative spelling of (ecumenical)) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oecumenical

1. [adj]

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oecumenical (current term)
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Literary usage of Oecumenical

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Catholics alv/ays assert that no council can be oecumenical unless called ... In the case of the 3d oecumenical council, for example, Hefele contends that ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"By including Pisa (1409) and by treating Florence as a separate synod, certain writers have brought the number of oecumenical councils up to twenty-two. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Church of Christ: Designed Chiefly for the Use of Students by William Palmer (1841)
"This synod is generally called the "ninth oecumenical" by modern Roman authors. The second Lateran synod was convened by pope Innocen- tius in 1139. ..."

4. Manual of Universal Church History by Johannes Baptist Alzog, Francis Joseph Pabisch, Thomas Sebastian Byrne (1890)
"The Pope and an oecumenical council both represent the Church—the latter ... Inasmuch, therefore, as the judgments of an oecumenical council express the ..."

5. A History of the Christian Church by Karl von Hase, Charles Edward Blumenthal, Conway Phelps Wing (1870)
"Hence, from • about the time of the fifth oecumenical council, it was generally supposed that every such oecumenical council, in matters of faith, ..."

6. A Text-book of Church History by Johann Karl Ludwig Gieseler (1857)
"OF THE THEOLOGICAL AUTHORITY OF THE oecumenical SYNODS. In this period the utterances of the oecumenical councils,.1 as the last and highest ecclesiastical ..."

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