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Catholic Word of the Day: SYNCRETISM, 02-15-13
CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-15-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 02/15/2013 8:36:54 AM PST by Salvation

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SYNCRETISM

The effort to unite different doctrines and practices, especially in religion. Such unions or amalgams are part of cultural history and are typical of what has occurred in every segment of the non-Christian world. Syncretism is also applied to the ecumenical efforts among separated Christian churches and within Catholicism to the attempts made of combining the best elements of different theological schools. But in recent years the term mainly refers to misguided claims that religious unity can be achieved by ignoring the differences between faiths on the assumption that all creeds are essentially one and the same. (Etym. Greek synkr_tizo, to unite disunited elements into a harmonious whole; from synkr_tizmos, federation of Cretan cities.)

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But in recent years the term mainly refers to misguided claims that religious unity can be achieved by ignoring the differences between faiths on the assumption that all creeds are essentially one and the same.
1 posted on 02/15/2013 8:37:00 AM PST by Salvation
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To: Salvation

Leading ultimately to Jesus ONLY as the author and finisher of our faith.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 8:39:32 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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3 posted on 02/15/2013 8:50:05 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: knarf

It’s talking about united doctrines and practices — not Jesus.

Did you miss this line?

But in recent years the term mainly refers to misguided claims that religious unity can be achieved by ignoring the differences between faiths on the assumption that all creeds are essentially one and the same.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 8:51:02 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Of COURSE not.

"The effort to unite different doctrines and practices, ... "
is no different than,
" .. religious unity can be achieved by ignoring the differences .. "

They are essentially the same thing but semantically altered (and thus diverting "logic" ) to cause you to ask me to analyze the verbage.


Because it IS all about Jesus.

5 posted on 02/15/2013 9:11:16 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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