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irenics

[ahy-ren-iks, ahy-ree-niks] /aɪˈrɛn ɪks, aɪˈri nɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of theology dealing with the promotion of peace and conciliation among Christian churches.
Compare polemics (def 2).
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; see irenic, -ics
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irenics

/aɪˈriːnɪks; -ˈrɛn-/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) that branch of theology that is concerned with unity between Christian sects and denominations
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