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Schism - History of Schism
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Part of Schism:

1. Concept of Schism

2. History of Schism

3. Eastern Schism

4. Western Schism

1.General. The NT speaks of divisions in the local Churches in consequence of differences in the explanation and assimilation of the apostolic kerygma (1 Cor 11:9; Gal 5:19; Rom 16:17). They endanger the fellowship (koinonia) of the Church as established by Christ (one God,· one Lord, one Spirit, 1 Cor 12:4-6; one gospel, 1 Cor 1:10-13; Gal 1:6-9; one baptism and one bread, 1 Cor 12:13; 10:17; Gal 3:27). Nothing is known of a division which led to a bre…

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Victor Conɀemius, “Schism - History of Schism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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