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- n. Alternative spelling of ecumenical.
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- adj. concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions
- adj. of worldwide scope or applicability
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We must not forget, however, that there were also bishops elsewhere who conducted a so-called oecumenical correspondence and enjoyed great influence, as, e.g.,
The Nicene Creed, drafted by an 'oecumenical' conference of bishops under the auspices of Constantine himself,  was the last notable formulation of Ancient Greek philosophy.
The local mosque's oecumenical affairs debating team?
As Cardinal he always spoke out against futile oecumenical endeavours, even if he could have done so more forcefully.
This reading is only reinforced when our Holy Father kisses the Koran and oecumenical "dialogue" avoids "polemics" in favor of highlighting truths held in common.
In a style that is more down-to-earth and oecumenical than Brouwer's, Heyting presents the intuitionistic versions of various basic subjects in everyday mathematics.
 Daniel calls it, a not giving of the kingdom to another people, Dan.ii. 44; -- not that oecumenical kingdom which he hath with his Father, as king of nations; but that oeconomical kingdom which he hath by dispensation from his Father, as king of saints.
A proof of the broad intent and oecumenical consciousness of this infant College appears in the fact that its Medical Department, which alone numbers ten professors and five hundred students, allows the option of one of four languages in the thesis required for the medical degree.
But the highest victory of great power is that of self-restraint, and it would be a beneficent result of this memorable meeting, this oecumenical council of the press, if it taught us all -- the brethren of this mighty priesthood -- that mutual knowledge of each other which should modify prejudices, restrain acerbity of thought and expression, and tend in some degree to bring in that blessed time --
The great bulk of the Christian population belongs to the Orthodox Church, of which the oecumenical patriarch at Constantinople is the nominal head, having precedence over all other ecclesiastical dignitaries.
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