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Ecumenical movement

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Ecumenism - expressed as the ecumenical movement - is broadly identified as commitment towards the unity of the church. While it is to be seen as one movement, its wide variety of emphases, models, and goals have made its life complex...

Free churches

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...In its least precise usage, this term encompasses those Protestant churches that do not belong to one of the major confessional families of the Reformation: Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican. What is described in this way is a large portion...

Diversity

John Bowden

The Revd Dr. John Bowden is the former Editor and Managing Director of SCM Press. He is the author of several books and articles, including Christianity: The Complete Guide, and has translated numerous religious books from German, French and Dutch. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Adventist Church, African American Christianity, Anabaptists, Anglicanism, Baptist churches, Catholic Apostolic Church, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Christian Science, Church of England, Church of Scotland, Congregationalism...

Significant Features, a Common Reflection on the Agreed Statement

Thomas Torrance

The Very Revd Thomas F. Torrance is Emeritus Professor of Christian Dogmatics, University of Edinburgh Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Trinitarian Perspectives : Toward Doctrinal Agreement

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 1994

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...The official text is published in Theological Dialogue between Orthodox and Reformed Churches, vol. 2, Edinburgh, 1993, pp. 229–232.The theological orientation of the Agreed Statement is governed by the fact that it is only through God...

Brethren

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...The Brethren movement began in August 1708 near Schwarzenau, Germany. Five men and three women, all religious refugees, most under 30 years of age, made a covenant of ‘good conscience with God, to take up all the commandments of Jesus...

Historic Agreement by Reformed and Orthodox on the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity

Thomas Torrance

The Very Revd Thomas F. Torrance is Emeritus Professor of Christian Dogmatics, University of Edinburgh Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Trinitarian Perspectives : Toward Doctrinal Agreement

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 1994

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...Published in Ministers’ Forum, No. 138, November 1991, Edinburgh; and Touchstone, A Journal of Ecumenical Orthodoxy, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 20f, Chicago 1992.On 13 March 1991, there was issued in Geneva a ‘Joint Statement of the Official...

Europe, Christianity in

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Introduction The European continent is not a region of the world in which Christianity today seems to be at its most alive and dynamic. But it is certainly the most original and atypical region. Whereas everywhere else religious...

Moravian Church

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...The Moravian Church is unique in the broader Protestant family since it has always been an international church. At present it consists of nineteen provinces worldwide and various institutions including a rehabilitation centre, formerly...

Reformed churches

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...The Reformed churches make up one of the largest families of Christian churches stemming from the European Reformation in the sixteenth century. Today the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) includes more than 200 churches numbering...

Eastern-rite Catholic churches

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Pope John Paul II once spoke of the need for the church to breathe with both lungs - Eastern as well as Western. For the best part of a millennium there have been repeated attempts (for various motives) to re-unite the two halves...