Christianizing Christendom; Home Missin Study

Christianizing Christendom; Home Missin Study

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: outward and visible, involving relationship to the Catholic Church and the acknowledgment of the Pope as the ecclesiastical head of Christendom. Inclusion within the Church of Rome is the one essential condition, without regard to the attitude of mind and heart toward Christ and the brotherhood of believers. Th is would make Church Union the sine qua non of Christian Unity, notwithstanding the fact that they may be absolutely independent of each other. During the time rival Popes at Rome and in Avignon, France, were cursing each other in the name of Christ as His Vicars on earth, they enjoyed undisputed Church Union; but they could scarcely advance great claim to Christian Unity. At least that type of Unity does not commend itself very highly as possessing superior intrinsic merit and tending to fulfil the object of Christ's prayer, "That the world may believe that thou has sent me." In a modified form throughout a large section of Protestantism, this type involves "Apostolic Succession" as an essential feature, but it does not guarantee unity within the communion which puts forth its exclusive claims. As a matter of fact, this feature itself may be a bone of contention within the fold. It certainly did not prevent the Bishops of Uganda and Zanzibar denouncing each other in the Kikyu Incident, growing out of the fact that a Bishop in the expression of Christian Unity joined with Presbyterians! and others on the foreign field in the celebration of the Holy Communion. The entire effect was to exalt Church exclusiveness at the expense of Christian unity. Was this in accord with the prayer of Christ? Still further modified by Protestants in all communions, this type manifests itself in a sighing for the external more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894332
  • 9781236894335