10-7 (03)

10-7 (03) - founded in Brazil in 1955. Focused on using...

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Early Church Councils Council of Nicaea (325) (Fisher, p. 320). Council of Constantinople (381) Council of Ephesus (431) Council of Chalcedon (451) (Fisher, p. 320).
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The Church Today
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By Denomination 0 500 1000 1500 Mormons Orthdox AIC Protestant Catholic Denominations (in millions)
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Ways of Thinking About Church Division HISTORICAL Schisms at particular moments in history. Focus on doctrinal differences. SOCIOLOGICAL Types / styles of worship. Nature of relationship between worshipper and the divine. Race, class, and nationality.
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Historical Divisions Catholic Eastern Orthodox Protestant “Anglican” line “Lutheran” line “Free churches” African Independent Churches Mormons ?
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Sociological Divisions Devotional (Fisher, pp. 356-58) Evangelical / Fundamentalist (pp. 361-62). Charismatic (pp. 362-64) Mystical (pp. 354-55). Activist (Liberation theology; Fisher, pp. 366-69). Syncretistic (e.g., African Independent Churches) (pp. 364-65).
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Liberation Theology Catholic movement
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Unformatted text preview: founded in Brazil in 1955. Focused on using social and political activism to address injustices. Christian Base Communities. African Instituted Churches (Fisher, pp. 362-64) Separate from European denominations. Sometimes represent syncretism with indigenous beliefs. Healing, charismatic experience of God. 332 million adherents. More than 10,000 different denominations. Church in China 70,000,000 adherents Legal and illegal church groups. Crystal Cathedral Orange County, CA Capacity: 2,900 Trinity United Church of Christ Chicago, IL Membership: 8,500 City Harvest Church Singapore Membership: 25,000 Capacity: 57,000 Yoido Full Gospel Church Seoul, South Korea Membership: 830,000 Megachurches Appeal? Think Durkheim! El Shaddai Movement Catholic Prosperity Movement in the Philippines. Worshippers make seed-faith offerings. Membership: 3 to 7 million....
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