Age, edited with an introduction by Michael Franz--Vol.
Voegelin, The Ecumenic
Age (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1974), 20-21, 114-170.
13) For an important discussion of the ontological foundations of world traditions, and of their differing truth claims, see Thomas Langan, Tradition and Authenticity in the Search for Ecumenic
Wisdom, (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 1992.
Mai mult, La 12 aprilie 1964, Patriarhul ecumenic
Atenagora I al Constantinopolului, adresanduse cardinaluluui Augustin Beia, numeste Ortodoxia si Catolicismul Biserici Suroritermen pe care si-l insuseste decretul despre ecumenism (49).
Thus, the farewell to ongoing evolutionary advancement and amelioration implies--in theological terminology--the recognition of the fullness of life and of unity already present, as well as a farewell to the idea that we can or should master the full truth (Oduyoye), and a welcome to ecumenic
With the fourth volume of Order and History (The Ecumenic
Age), Voegelin embarked upon a literary phase that Federici characterizes as considerably more abstract than the early works in political theory.
This is the first of a series of studies which will be dedicated to the truth question of this ecumenic
epoch: "How and from what standpoint can one adjudicate reasonably, in the light of one's natural faith, between clashing truth claims advanced by disparate traditions with distinctive objects of interest and relevance to them, and how ought we to synthesize truths of different orders of experience into a genuine and authentic ecumenic
Gerhart Niemeyer, for example, who deeply admired and was greatly influenced by Voegelin's work, nonetheless expressed disappointment at Voegelin's inadequate treatment of the historical person of Christ in The Ecumenic
Dupa oficializarea crestinismului de catre Constantin cel Mare (306-337), nascut in Naissus (Nis, Serbia) si dupa primul Sinod Ecumenic
de la Niceea din Asia Mica (325), cand s-au pus bazele dogmatice si canonice ale ortodoxismului, iar crestinismul a devenit religie de stat, viata crestina n-a urmat un drum liniar.
Reflecting on Voegelin's treatment of Christianity in The Ecumenic
Age, Gerhart Niemeyer notes that Christianity
If he acknowledged a debt to Voegelin, he never surrendered his independent critical judgment in payment: we need not recall Niemeyer's pointed critique of volume four of Voegelin's Order and History, The Ecumenic
Age, to demonstrate that independence.
In the fourth volume, The Ecumenic
Age (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1974), Voegelin is said on the jacket cover to "break with the course originally charted.