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Christian World Communions
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Toward the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th, worldwide denominational communions began to be founded. The first was the Anglican Communion (1867, the first Lambeth Conference), followed by the Reformed Alliance (1877). The original term “worldwide alliances” was found to be unsuitable, and since 1979 the usual term has been “Christian World Communions” (CWCs). A self-definition from 1962 reads: “These bodies have this in common: (1) that their member churches share together not only the general tradition whic…

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Meyer, Harding, “Christian World Communions”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C529>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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