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irenic \eye-REN-ik; -REE-nik\, adjective:

Tending to promote peace; conciliatory.

 

Irenic comes from Greek eirenikos, from eirene, "peace."

 

With an irenic spirit they join the debate, at times ugly and vicious, about the historicity of the Bible (by which they mean the Hebrew Scriptures, also known as the Old Testament). - Phyllis Trible, "God's Ghostwriters", New York Times, February 4, 2001

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