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us: Ecumenical movement


  • Here are entered works on a movement for the purpose of church cooperation and unity, generally dated from the Edinburgh Missionary Conference of 1910 and leading to the formation of the World Council of Churches in 1948. Works on prospective and actual mergers within and across denominational lines are entered under [Christian union.] Works on unity as one of the "marks" of the church are entered under [Church--Unity.] Works on religious activities planned and conducted cooperatively by two or more Christian sects are entered under [Interdenominational cooperation.]
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    • us: Ecumenism
    • us: Movement, Ecumenical
    • us: Oecumenical movement
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  • Broader Terms

    • us: Christian sects
    • us: Church
  • Related Terms

    • us: Christian union
  • Earlier Established Forms

      Ecumenical movement--Controversial literature Ecumenical movement Controversial literature
  • Sources

    • found: Oxford dict. Christian church ("the modern ecumenical movement may be dated from the Edinburgh Missionary Conference of 1910 ... The next decades were marked by the establishment of many national Councils of Churches ... After a lengthy period of preparation these joined in 1948 to form the World Council of Churches.")
    • found: Dict. ecumenical movement: p. xi ("Much of the history of the ecumenical movement has to be focused on the World Council of Churches ...")
    • found: Sartory, T. The oecumenical movement and the unity of the church, 1963.
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on a movement for the purpose of church cooperation and unity, generally dated from the Edinburgh Missionary Conference of 1910 and leading to the formation of the World Council of Churches in 1948. Works on prospective and actual mergers within and across denominational lines are entered under [Christian union.] Works on unity as one of the "marks" of the church are entered under [Church--Unity.] Works on religious activities planned and conducted cooperatively by two or more Christian sects are entered under [Interdenominational cooperation.]
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Christian union; Church--Unity; Interdenominational cooperation]
  • Change Notes

    • 2005-06-17: new
    • 2005-07-29: revised
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