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Ecumenism - Movements for Church Union
(3,176 words)

Part of Ecumenism:

1. Ecumenical Movement

2. Movements for Church Union

3. Catholic Ecumenism

4. Ecumenical Theology

5. Christian-Jewish Dialogue

6. Christian Denominations

A. Origins

Ever since apostolic times the visible unity of the Church of Christ has been endangered and sometimes obscured by schism, heresy and division. The recovery of unity is, however, required of the Church not simply for the sake of a more convincing attestation of its missionary…

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Victor Conzemius, “Ecumenism - Movements for Church Union”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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