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  • Joseph Digrande
    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
    Message 1 of 10 , Feb 26, 2003
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      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.

      joseph digrande
      --- VladMoss@... wrote:
      > In a message dated 25/02/03 19:46:11 GMT Standard
      > Time, wertz@...
      > writes:
      >
      >
      > > 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
      > removed]
      >
      >


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