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a variant spelling of irenic
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(aɪˈrɛn ɪk, aɪˈri nɪk)

also i•ren′i•cal,

tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.
[1860–65; < Greek eirēnikós=eirḗn(ē) peace + -ikos -ic]
i•ren′i•cal•ly, adv.
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The Erasmian tradition of interpreting Homer as an eirenic and fideistic skeptic is developed in chapter two with respect to its parodic and, at times, ludic implications.
Contemplating the Great War a century after its outbreak, Kollwitz's response surely seems appropriate and resonant--as perhaps does the quotation on the once-controversial memorial to Edith Cavell, the British nurse executed by the Germans in Belgium in 1915, which, designed by George Frampton and dedicated to 'Humanity 5 as well as 'King and Country, stands near Trafalgar Square in London: 'Patriotism is not enough; I must have no hatred or bitterness for anyone.' But today it has been left to France to produce a truly appropriate and eirenic modern memorial to the slaughter of 1914-18, despite her casualties being much greater than those of the British Empire and having had much of the country ravaged by four years of trench warfare.
Firstly, although one can find a few verses of the Quran that sound an eirenic note, in the main it could not be called an ecumenical text.
Simon suggests that the dual cities she brilliantly compares are "translational" rather than "bilingual" This nomenclature offsets the misleading eirenic assumption that their residents phlegmatically command the two legitimated languages without the cultural friction that in fact besets them.
(Wolfe's forthcoming book on Erasmus will surely reflect on his famously eirenic influence amid the more-than-merely-cultural wars of the 16th century.)
The sixteen documents of Vatican II manifest a pleasantly eirenic style in contrast with most past councils, which were so often taken up with condemning error and putting heretics or other dissidents in their place.
It is possible that the death of Prince Henry in 1612 was a catalyst for this shift, as political culture was no longer defined by the tension between his militarism and the eirenic policies of his father.
He makes no secret of his own partiality for eirenic, moderate figures and his pen portraits of Origen and Erasmus are among his most appealing and lyrical passages.
(39) The media was also carrying worrying news items such as The feeling was beginning to surface that the whole Muslim community was being targeted for extra scrutiny One month before Cronulla the eirenic Trad observed that the 'atmosphere is making Muslims who have nothing to hide very nervous'.
16 message, Archbishop Williams, the titular head of the Anglican Communion, called Archbishop Hiltz' letter "very helpful, clear and eirenic (concerning theology aimed at religious unity)."
True, the eirenic Edmund Curtis, Erasmus Smith Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, reviewing the third and fourth volumes, published in 1920, in the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries, praised Orpen for his 'careful scholarship', declaring that 'his work on chronology, pedigree and baronial tenure is impeccable'.