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On the basis of the biblical witness, and with the early creeds, Christianity confesses one church. From the beginning of the church, theological reflection has been concerned about the church’s unity, and ecclesiastical and theological history has sought to maintain or regain it. With the rise of the ecumenical movement, the struggle for unity became a dominant feature of church history in the 20th …

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Gassmann, Günther, “Unity”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_U.22>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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