ecumenicalism vs ecumenism what difference

what is difference between ecumenicalism and ecumenism

English

Etymology

ecumenical +‎ -ism

Noun

ecumenicalism (uncountable)

  1. The belief that there should be better understanding and closer co-operation between different denominations in the Christian Church.

Usage notes

The term is sometimes used pejoratively by those who believe that a lowest common denominator approach dilutes the true Christian message.



English

Alternative forms

  • œcumenism

Etymology

ecumene +‎ -ism

Noun

ecumenism (plural ecumenisms)

  1. (philosophy) Ecumenical doctrines and practices, especially as manifested in the ecumenical movement.

Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “ecumenism”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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