By John G. Flett
The ecumenical circulate that all started within the 20th century posed the matter of the church's apostolicity in profound new methods. within the try to locate cohesion in the course of the Protestant-Catholic schism, individuals during this move outlined the church as a special culture—complete with its personal buildings, rituals, structure and tune. Apostolicity turned a question of cultivating the church's personal (Western) tradition. whilst it turned disconnected from venture, and extra importantly, from the various truth of worldwide Christianity.
In this pioneering learn, John Flett assesses the nation of the dialog in regards to the apostolic nature of the church. He contends that the pursuit of ecumenical team spirit has come on the rate of dealing responsibly with crosscultural distinction. by way of looking to the church past the West and again to the hot testomony, Flett provides a daring account of an apostolicity that embraces plurality.
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What constitutes the cohesion of the church through the years and throughout cultures? Can our account of the church's apostolic religion embody the cultural range of global Christianity? The ecumenical circulation that started within the 20th century posed the matter of the church's apostolicity in profound new methods.
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