While the CDF warns that without the feminine values of Christianity, the world would be trapped in the "drama of violence," it could also be said that without these characteristically masculine Christian values, the world would be trapped in self-preservation, false irenicism
, and indifference to the eschatological significance of one's own deeds.
, a natural outgrowth following the religious wars and conversions that separated ruling families, is the topic of the essays offered by Alexander Schunka and Benjamin Marschke.
On the part of the Vatican, a new concern on ecclesial relativism and a false irenicism
have been manifested in a number of documents such as Dominus Iesus (2000), which seemed to backtrack from Vatican II's recognition that the true church of Christ subsists in other Christian churches.
In the wake of religious wars, emerging nation-states created modern universities whose goal, says L., "was and is irenicism
The second issue that comes to the fore is the study of toleration and irenicism
. The contributors to this volume consciously push our understanding of this phenomenon both chronologically and geographically.
In the second structure, The Holy Bible in Romania, the author examines the Romanian translation of the Bible, the partial and integral editions of the Bible in Romania, as well as the way in which the Romanian theologians and especially the Transylvanian ones have developed certain research directions in their biblical studies, works which have been compiled into "a concrete theology of irenicism
Martin Bucer's Doctrine of Justification: Reformation Theology and Early Modern Irenicism
. Oxford Studies in Historical Theology.
130), the irenicism
of madhhab-tolerance--all played a role.
This book provides a magnificent feast of historical detail and literary discussion, but what raises it to an even higher level is the author's sensitivity to the relevance of his material to the besiegement of ecumenical irenicism
by the forces of imperialism and fundamentalism today.
The relativism and irenicism
prevalent today in the area of religion are not valid reasons for failing to respond to the difficult, but awe-inspiring commitment which belongs to the nature of the Church herself and is indeed the Church's "primary task."
But NOMA rejects the two paths to irenicism
on either side of its own tough-minded and insistent search for fruitful dialogue--the false and illogical union of syncretism, and the perverse proposal of political correctness "that peace may best be secured by the 'three monkeys' solution of covering eyes, ears, and mouth.
Chief among them are an excessive irenicism
and a flawed hermeneutic of religions.