Re: [orthodox-synod] Strange letter.
- Father Florovsky wrote a series of essays on Russian
ecumenism and its roots that go back to Peter Moglia.
It is very interesting and is in his collected works.
--- VladMoss@... wrote:
> In a message dated 25/02/03 19:46:11 GMT Standard__________________________________________________
> Time, wertz@...
> > We should not forget, however, that the
> > origins of the ecumenical movement in the early
> 20th century were motivated
> > by the horrors of WWI and the subsequent rise of
> Bolshevism and Fascism,
> > together with fears and concerns over declining
> morality (e.g. Weimar
> > Germany) and the great depression.
> I think the roots of ecumenism go much further back,
> at least to the
> 18th-century enlightenment and the influence that
> had on the Orthodox
> Churches. Let us not forget that the "branch theory"
> was invented in the
> 1840s, and that many Orthodox hierarchs were
> distinctly ecumenist in their
> approach to RCs and Protestants well before the
> First World War.
> Vladimir Moss
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
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