Definition of irenicism in English:


(also eirenicism)


  • See irenic

    • ‘Yet despite the apparent starkness of his argument, Boersma displays a welcome irenicism.’
    • ‘In several essays Lindbeck extends his irenicism to Jewish-Christian relations.’
    • ‘His irenicism is real, especially when his treatise on the Lawes is read over against the general religious polemics of his time.’
    • ‘Reimer finds that Canadian evangelicals are more likely to distance themselves from religious fundamentalists and have higher levels of irenicism.’
    • ‘Such irenicism, by its very nature, cannot hope to please the warriors fighting on in the first school of debate.’