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Apostolic Church - Primitive Community
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Part of Apostolic Church:

1. Primitive Community

2. Apostolic Church

Concept and date. The terms “Apostolic Church”, “Primitive Community” and “Primitive Christianity” designate, not very precisely, the Palestinian Christianity of the first decades of the Church. The notion is based on the existence of the NT canon, seen as a mirror of the primitive community, on the important role which the apostles played for a definitely limited period in NT revelation, and also on romantic notions of the ideal and norma…

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Klaus Berger, “Apostolic Church - Primitive Community”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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