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Communio
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I. Dogmatics – II. Liturgy – III. Music – IV. Canon Law

I. Dogmatics

In the Vulgate, the Latin term communio, along with the more frequent translations communicatio and societas, renders the New Testament word κοινωνία (koinōnía). It gained ecclesiological content primarily through the Apostles' Creed, which adopted Augustine's description of the church as the communio sanctorum including not only the elect, but also the angels. The communio evidenced in the NT as participation in…

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Schäfer, Rolf, Thompson, J. Michael and Aymans, Winfried, “Communio”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_03170>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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