The catholicity of the church: reconciling the call for exclusive doctrine and inclusive community

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Abstract

The article examines the different approaches to church catholicity in light of appeals for inclusiveness and unity. It explains the similarities and differences in ecclesiology for Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Reformed (Calvin), and Pentecostal Christians. It cites that while there is a common agreement that Jesus Christ is the founder of the church, disagreements arise in the areas of norms as dictated by scripture and the leaders of the early Christian church.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6
Pages (from-to)170–178
Number of pages9
JournalEvangelical Review of Theology
Volume39
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

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