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Eastern Churches
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A. Notion

In the term Eastern Churches, the geographical reference derives from the world-view of antiquity, and means the Eastern part of the Roman empire. Like the sun, the gospel comes from the East, from Palestine. “You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Juda…

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Bernhard Schultze, “Eastern Churches”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 09 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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