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Apostolic Church - Apostolic Church
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Part of Apostolic Church:

1. Primitive Community

2. Apostolic Church

1. Apostolic Church means the Church of apostolic times and thus covers the period up to about A.D. 70. The apostolic Church is known to us above all through the writings of the NT which either, like the gospels, present its tradition about Jesus Christ, or, like Acts and the epistles, describe its way of life. But a number of ancient non-canonical texts, such as the Didache, the Epistles of Clement and Barnabas contain liturgical, exegetical and disciplinary elements which date back to early Christianit…

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Jean Daniélou, “Apostolic Church - Apostolic Church”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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