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Primary and Conciliarity Studies in the Primacy of the See of Constantinople & the Synodal Structure of the Orthodox Church by Lewis J. Patsavos

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Written in English


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Number of Pages57
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ISBN 10188565202X
ISBN 109781885652027

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COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. An Agreed Statement on Conciliarity and Primacy in the Church For the past three years, the Orthodox/Roman Catholic Consultation in the United States of America has been studying questions related to the theology and practice of councils and to the exercise of primacy in our churches.   Its authority does not lie in administration, but rather in coordination. This is not a sign of weakness, but precisely of conciliarity. For the Church of Constantinople serves as primary focal point of unity, fostering consensus among the various Orthodox Churches. `'The mastery shown of both primary sources and secondary literature is exceptional. The book is likely to remainthe point of departure for studies in the field for many years to come.' ' The Journal of Theological Studies `'The ideas discussed in this book are old, but of enormous contemporary relevance.' ' The Church TimesCited by:

  But this book also seeks to move beyond the Reformation in a second way. Drawing on Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican theology, the book explores the theme of conciliar and primatial authority in relation to the ecumenical quest for .   The Church is established and built up only when primacy is exercised within the context of conciliarity and reciprocity. The mutual obedience of the all to the one and the one to the all is the motion of unity. If either one of these is broken, then the unity will be broken. An brief, somewhat informal, examination of how conciliarity, primacy and a movement of reciprocity in image of Christ's kenosis are the three essential theological and pastoral foundations of Church unity. Implicit in this examination is the. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: Conciliarity.

Conciliarity is the adherence of various Christian communities to the authority of ecumenical councils and to synodal church governance. It is not to be confused with conciliarism, which is a particular historical movement within the Catholic Church. Different churches interpret conciliarity different ways.   In addition to this historical stream, however, Avis harks back to John Thomas McNeill, who perceived the potential of conciliarism long before Tierney had established its catholicity, and argues that it should give us "a sense of a tradition that bridges the Roman Catholic-Reformation divide and holds promise for the future unity of the Church" (). The church as mystery and institution --Models of authority in the church --The emergence of monarchical authority --Precursors of conciliarism --Wyclif and Hus: subversive non-conciliarists --The great schism of the west and the council of Pisa --The unification of the church and the council of Constance --The eclipse of conciliarism and the council of Basel --The legacy of the conciliar movement --The . Consensus differs from both the "majority vote" and the "unanimity." The evidence of the N.T. and of the Ecumenical Councils. Its application in ecumenical fora, followed by .