Recapturing the Early Church’s Unity

Catalog Theme 2:

Recapturing the Undivided Early Church’s Unity in Diversity “So That the World May Believe”

 

1. So That The World May Believe Is the ‘Ultimate 3-Volume Textbook’ on Ecumenism, and Thus Is in a Sub-Category of its Own

So That The World May Believe:  A Call to Christian Unity — in 3 Volumes

Jesus Prayed Christians “Be Brought to Complete Unity So That the World May Believe” (John 17:23,21)

Teaching Christians How to Restore the Lost Unity in Diversity of the Undivided Early Church Through Lovingly Seeking to Truly Understand Each Other’s Differences While Celebrating Our Vast Common Saving Christian Faith and Learning from Our Different Strengths, So That the World May Believe

Internet Edition 1.0

© 2005, 2009 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

Complete 3-Volume Table of Contents (And Summary at 1/10th the Length)

 2.  Works About Early Church Unity in Diversity: Understanding the Model of Unity We Have to Look Back To

Understanding the Nature of Christian Unity in Diversity in the First Christian Millennium of the Undivided Early Church, As a Guide Towards Renewing Christian Unity in Diversity – and Therefore Increasing Christian Witness and Missionary Effectiveness – in the Third Christian Millennium

In 3 Parts:

Part 1: The First Millennium History of the United Christian Sister Churches or Rites of the One Universal Church of Jesus Christ Against the Heretics

Part 2:  The Christian Unity in Diversity Which Still Exists Today Despite Divisions and the Importance of Developing It Further

 Part 3:  The Mystery of Christ and His Bride and Body the Church (Ephesians 5:32) as the Source of the Vast Common Faith Which Still Unites Doctrinally Conservative Christians Against Doctrinally Liberal Christians

© 2005 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

General Note on the Nature of Christian Unity in Diversity in the Undivided Early Church and How Close Today’s Divided Christian Churches Are to this Ideal, If Only We Will  Start Thinking about Unity as Did the Early Church (To be Read Before Reading any Essay or Booklet Which Deals with Topics on Which Conservative Christians Disagree, in Order to Keep the Proper Perspective)

© 2006 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

 So That The World May Believe:  A Call to Christian Unity – Volume I

Teaching Christians How to Restore the Lost Unity in Diversity of the Undivided Early Church Through Lovingly Seeking to Truly Understand Each Other’s Differences While Celebrating Our Vast Common Saving Christian Faith and Learning from Our Different Strengths, So That the World May Believe

Volume I Introduction  (For Understanding Our Great Common Faith)

Rediscovering the Early Church’s Unity in Diversity

Today’s Divided Christians Who Share the Traditional Fundamental Beliefs of Orthodox Christianity Are Already Much Closer to the Undivided First Millennium Church’s Unity in Diversity than We Usually Realize

We Already Enrich Each Other with  Our Many Different Areas of Strength in Preserving, Living and Proclaiming Christianity as Did the Undivided Early Church’s United but Different yet Mutually Enriching ‘Sister Churches’

Internet Edition 1.0

© 2005, 2009 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

The Spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the First Millennium of the Undivided Early Church

An Overview of the Family Theology that Revolutionizes Bible Reading and its Implications Towards the Eventual Re-Establishment of the Undivided Early Church’s Unity in Diversity

Internet Edition 2.0

© 2007, 2009 Peter William John Baptiste, SFO

The Heart of Christianity Demands It Be Expressed and Celebrated in Multiple Ways, Different Forms:  The Antidote to the Christian Division Which Hampers the Church’s Witness to the World

How to Take Away Satan’s Greatest Victory Against the Church by Reestablishing the  Undivided Early Church’s Unity in Diversity

(Just Getting Christians to No Longer Associate Christian Brotherhood or General Christianity with Their External Forms  of Christianity is Half the Batttle, No Longer Exalting Our Forms of Christianity Over the Heart of Love of Jesus Christ Expressed in the Traditional Orthodox Christian Faith We Already Hold in Common)

© 2009 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

Rites and the Proper Plurality of Christian Worship within the Holy Catholic Church

An Overview

© 2004, 2005 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

3.  Works on Areas Of Difference Between Today’s Divided Christians To Aid Our Mutual Understanding in Brotherly Christian Love

So That The World May Believe:  A Call to Christian Unity – Volume II

Teaching Christians How to Restore the Lost Unity in Diversity of the Undivided Early Church Through Lovingly Seeking to Truly Understand Each Other’s Differences While Celebrating Our Vast Common Saving Christian Faith and Learning from Our Different Strengths, So That the World May Believe

Volume II (For Understanding Our Differences Concerning Mary)

Who is Mary in the Church ?

Understanding Highly Developed Catholic Mariology and the Mediatrix of All Graces Doctrine:

Linking Christ the Head to His Body the Church Through Mary, First Believer in Jesus and First Member of the Body in Ways Which Protect the Traditional Christian Fundamental Truths about Mary’s Fully Divine Yet Fully Human Son Jesus from Heresies Ancient and Modern

Internet Edition 1.0

© 2005, 2009 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

So That The World May Believe:  A Call to Christian Unity – Volume III

Teaching Christians How to Restore the Lost Unity in Diversity of the Undivided Early Church Through Lovingly Seeking to Truly Understand Each Other’s Differences While Celebrating Our Vast Common Saving Christian Faith and Learning from Our Different Strengths, So That the World May Believe

Volume III (For Understanding Our Differences Concerning the Papacy):

The Papacy and Christian Unity in Diversity

The Pope Was the Historic Guarantor of Christian Unity and Orthodoxy in the First Christian Millennium of the Undivided Early Church:  The Ancient Eastern Orthodox Tradition from the Beginning Recognized the Papacy and Was Through it Part of the Undivided Early Church’s Universal (Catholic) Communion of Different Orthodox Eastern and Western Christian Sister Churches Collectively Known as the Catholic Church, Celebrating Christianity Differently while Unified in Orthodox Christian Faith Against Many Early Christian Heretics

Internet Edition 1.0

© 2005, 2009 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

Sola Scriptura or Prima Scriptura? (The Bible Alone or the Bible First 

What Scripture Alone Testifies Concerning the Church as the Body of Christ Expressing Himself in Scripture, Tradition, and Magisterium

The Biblical Basis for the Early Church’s Formal Repudiation of Heretics, Which Is the Biblical Basis for Refuting Modern Doctrinally Liberal Christianity Which Likewise Rejects or Doubts Traditional Christian Faith and Morality

© 2003, 2006 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

Some Reflections on God’s Grace

© 2003 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

4.  Works About the Future Possibilities of Renewed Christian Unity in Diversity to Advance the Christian Mission to the World

One Body One Spirit:

The Prehistory of the Charismatic Renewal Movement from Pentecost to Pentecostalism Unleashed by the Pope

Giving Charismatic Gifts Throughout History to Catholics and Protestants Alike, God Already Treats Us as One Body Despite Our Current Divisions – the Holy Spirit Fell in Power at the Protestant Bethel Bible College in Topeka, Kansas on New Year’s Eve, 1900, Beginning the Protestant Pentecostal Movement (Which Was Later Mainstreamed in Protestant and Catholic Churches as the Charismatic Movement) – on Exactly the Same Evening Pope Leo XIII Was at Mass in Rome Formally Dedicating the 20th Century to the Holy Spirit, after Leading Catholic Christians for Years to Pray for Exactly Such an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church (God Sent the Holy Spirit Initially on Protestant Christians in Response to Catholic Christian Prayer Because Despite Our Divisions We Are One Body of the Redeemed in Christ)

© 2003 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

 What Was the Early Christian Church Like? Can the Divided Christian Church of Today Become Like it Again?

Fully Restoring the Structure of the Early Church in Order to Restore the Early Church’s Unity in Diversity to Today’s Divided Christian Churches Already United in Fundamental Orthodoxy

I Am a Catholic Christian but Not a Roman Catholic Christian.  How Can this Be?  What Does “Catholic” (Which the Early Church Called Itself) Really Mean?  Can Today’s Divided Christian Churches Return to the State of the Early, Undivided, Catholic Christian Church “So That The World May Believe” As Jesus Prayed?

© 2008 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

On the Future Potential for Formal Church Reunification Patterned after the Early Church’s Christian Unity in Diversity Within its Universal (Catholic) Union of Different Orthodox Christian Sister Churches

© 2008 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

“95 Theses” on Restoring Christian Unity in Diversity

© 2008 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

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