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- n. Irenical theology, opposed to polemics.
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- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Irenical theology: opposed to polemics.
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J.J. Tayler's address of last month follows in the same path, -- all in favour of the "irenics," instead of polemics.
The attempts at reunion, pursued with perseverance during the seventeenth century, either among confessions drifting from the Reformation, or among all Christian churches, gathered together, mo - mentarily, deeply religious irenics and politically minded men, primarily concerned with civil peace.
The philosophy, to which Leibniz thus ascribed irenics as one of its chief aims, is a partial idealism.
No doubt, Melanchthon also had in mind his far-reaching irenics at Augsburg, when he wrote in the Preface to the
J.J. Tayler's address of last month follows in the same path, ” all in favour of the “irenics,” instead of polemics.