Voegelin, The Ecumenic
Age (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1974), 20-21, 114-170.
The need to introduce principles of scientific rationalism in the construction of societies in Latin America is defended strongly by Jose Leite Lopes, whereas Bernard Crick, in an ironic mood, talks about British tolerance, which could end up producing a kind of "entromorphic, ecumenic
, Moslem, Christian, Hindu, Baptist, holistic unitarianism.
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.
Graham argues that Jones is significant for political scientists because, among other reasons, his missionary work gave him an ecumenic
appreciation for non-Christian virtues, and because his friendship with Mahatma Gandhi taught him the importance of nonviolent disobedience to effect political change.
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.
Witness the very different assessments of Hegel that emerge in The Ecumenic
Age and in In Search of Order.
9) As Voegelin pointed out in The Ecumenic
Age, the physical separation of men into a multiplicity of societies does not alter the fact that mankind has "one history by virtue of participation in the same flux of divine presence.
See Eric Voegelin, The Ecumenic
Age, Volume IV of Order and History (Baton Rouge, 1974), 272-99, on China, and 316-22, on India.