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By John G. Flett

ISBN-10: 0830850953

ISBN-13: 9780830850952

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

The ecumenical circulate that begun within the 20th century posed the matter of the church's apostolicity in profound new methods. within the try and locate harmony in the middle of the Protestant-Catholic schism, contributors during this stream outlined the church as a different culture—complete with its personal buildings, rituals, structure and tune. Apostolicity turned an issue of cultivating the church's personal (Western) tradition. while it grew to become disconnected from undertaking, and extra importantly, from the various truth of global Christianity.

In this pioneering examine, John Flett assesses the nation of the dialog in regards to the apostolic nature of the church. He contends that the pursuit of ecumenical solidarity has come on the price of dealing responsibly with crosscultural distinction. by means of searching to the church past the West and again to the hot testomony, Flett offers a daring account of an apostolicity that embraces plurality.

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