Ecumenical apologetics

Ecumenical apologetics is "an explanation (defense) of the Christian Faith, in an ecumenical fashion";[1] presenting a defense of the faith while advocating and recognizing "a greater sense of shared spirituality"[2] with those of other faiths.

While neither apologetics nor ecumenism is a new term, "ecumenical apologetics" came into use early in the 21st century in an effort to combine the two, which were previously presumed to be opposing efforts or ideas.[3] Likewise, both apologetics and ecumenism are terms used by people of varying faiths; however, the term is used primarily, if not exclusively, to refer to a form of Christian apologetics.

Further reading


  1. Ecumenical Apologetics
  2. Ecumenism
  3. An Answer for Those with Ears to Hear, a review by Mark Brumley of Choosing a World-View and Value-System: An Ecumenical Apologetics.
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