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Evangelical Catholicity
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“Evangelical catholicity” identifies the attempt to give specificity to catholica, the third of the four creedal attributes of the church. In the 19th and 20th centuries the term was used in a variety of ways in ecclesiological discussion. Sven-Erik Brodd, in his Uppsala dissertation of 1982, “Evangelisk katolicitet,” distinguishes between its use in three different periods: during the 19th century, as an expression primarily used as a proposal for “the church of the future”; during the period between the two world wars, in describing the quest for sacramental…

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Hjelm, Norman A., “Evangelical Catholicity”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E563>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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