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By John G. Flett

What constitutes the solidarity of the church over the years and throughout cultures? Can our account of the church's apostolic religion embody the cultural variety of worldwide Christianity?

The ecumenical flow 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 middle of the Protestant-Catholic schism, members during this move outlined the church as a different culture—complete with its personal constructions, rituals, structure and track. Apostolicity grew to become a question of cultivating the church's personal (Western) tradition. even as it turned disconnected from undertaking, and extra importantly, from the varied truth of worldwide Christianity.

In this pioneering research, John Flett assesses the kingdom of the dialog concerning the apostolic nature of the church. He contends that the pursuit of ecumenical harmony 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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By John G. Flett

What constitutes the solidarity of the church over the years and throughout cultures? Can our account of the church's apostolic religion embody the cultural variety of worldwide Christianity?

The ecumenical flow 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 middle of the Protestant-Catholic schism, members during this move outlined the church as a different culture—complete with its personal constructions, rituals, structure and track. Apostolicity grew to become a question of cultivating the church's personal (Western) tradition. even as it turned disconnected from undertaking, and extra importantly, from the varied truth of worldwide Christianity.

In this pioneering research, John Flett assesses the kingdom of the dialog concerning the apostolic nature of the church. He contends that the pursuit of ecumenical harmony 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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