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Ecumene

 

(Greek oikumene), a term that was used to designate the part of the earth inhabited by man. The ecumene was first described by Hecataeus of Miletus, who included Europe (except northern Europe), Asia Minor, Southwest Asia, India, and North Africa in the concept of ecumene.

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Several vehicles were also damaged in the explosion in the parking lot of the Oikumene Church in Samarinda, the provincial capital of East Kalimantan province, said national police spokesman Brig.
The Churches and Sexuality, Oikumene, World Council of Church, Geneva, 2016, 171 pp.
In the upper left is the truncated figure of Ptolemy showing the oikumene, or known world; on the right is the newer figure of Vespucci, who shows how much more of the New World this projection can depict.
Precisamente por esta proyeccion de Grecia al mundo mas alla de la oikumene alejandrina y mas alla de Bizancio, tampoco son conceptos de la cultura griega lo que contiene este diccionario, si es que pensamos que ellos deberian remitirnos (y restringirnos) a un mundo del cual nos separa un abismo infranqueable de siglos, de creencias y, en definitiva, de cultura.
Just as the Roman Empire was seen as embracing the oikumene, the whole inhabited earth, the church was acknowledged as ecumenical.
The ecumenical movement is therefore the means by which the churches which form the house, the oikos of God, are seeking to live and witness before all peoples that the whole oikumene may become the oikos of God" (ibid, p.
3) As such, it gives me hope for the oikumene that is the global church.
Martin Heidegger, Kant a problem metafyziky (Prague: Oikumene, 2004), 185.
In this light, some authors have reflected on oikumene as a theological foundation for globalization (16), while many others have referred to catholicity as a theological frame for discussing globalization.
Enduring Substances, Trying Theories: The Caribbean Region as Oikumene.
lt;<Nouveau fragment de Polybe sur l'activite d'un proconsul romain, distributeur de terres en Hispaniae>>, Oikumene 1, 1976, p.
Asi, el continente europeo compatibiliza, esencialmente, los sectores del Mediterraneo, identificados con la libertad politica y ciudadana con usos y costumbres urbanas y con el manejo de la palabra que coincide con la idea misma de oikumene.