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MAJOR DIVISIONS DEFINITIONS

  • ANGLICAN - Member of the Church of England.
  • LUTHERAN - Protestant Church named after Martin Luther.
  • NON-CONFORMISTS - Protestant Churches which became separated from CofE in 17th Cen.
  • METHODIST - Protestant denomiation. Founded by John Wesley.
  • ORTHODOX - Eastern tradition of Christianity. 'Right-judgement'
  • PATRIARCH - Eastern Orthox Bishop.
  • REFOMATION - Seperation of Catholicism from western Christians
  • SCHISM - The split between teh Eastern and Western traditions in Christianity.
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ROMAN CATHOLIC AND ORTHODOX

RC

  • Global Church, 'Universal'
  • Beliefs that make them different from other Christians;
  • Pope is the headof the Church.
  • All Priests must remain celibate.
  • Women cannot become Priests.
  • Anglo-Catholics (in CofE) share all beliefs but dont accept the primacy of the Bishop
  • Opus Dei - The Work of God believes the Church is it's strongest when it is tightly controlled.

Orthodox

  • The Great Schism caused the division.
  • Usually worship in Greek not Latin.
  • Patriarch of Constantinople, not the Pope.
  • Allows icons on altar.
  • Services take much longer.
  • Mostly happens behind iconostasis, creating mystery.
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PROTESTANT AND ANGLICAN REFORMATION

Protestant

  • Martin Luther wrote a list of theses that he thought were wrong with the Church;
  • Bible should be translated into the vernacular.
  • Magisterium should be based on scripture alone.
  • The way to salvation is by faith alone.
  • William Tyndale, John Calvin.
  • Central feature of the church is the pulpit.

Anglican

  • Refomation orgins are found in the Protestand Reformation.
  • Henry VIII formed Church of England so he could be Head of the Church and divorces his wife
  • Anglo-Catholics barely different from Catholics.
  • Anglican Protestants
  • Differences from Catholics; women priests, married priests, no Pope, re-marriage sacrament.
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FREE CHURCHES

Methodists;

  • Different from Catholics;
  • Smal 'class' study of prayer.
  • Alcohol considered a problem
  • Good days service for a fair wage

Non-conformists:

  • Differences from Catholics;
  • Open and free style worship
  • Ministers selected by congregation
  • Sunday Schools
  • Free Churches in local community; Salvation Army, Quakers.
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ECUMENISM

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