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What Matters Behind Ecumenism?

  • Keping WangEmail author
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Abstract

With reference to the rediscovery of ecumenism by Toynbee et al., this section looks into the idealized tendency and the intrinsic drive of the ecumenical case concerned. It touches upon the historical fact, the sense of compassion, the virtue of humaneness, and the teleology of harmony in terms of reciprocal and inter-benefiting rationale, benevolent and pragmatic reason, among others. Moreover, it proceeds to expose the essential stratum of harmonism as the key to the possibility of ecumenical policy and application from the past to the present.

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© Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

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