Volume III: The Papacy and Christian Unity in Diversity

So That The World May Believe 

A Call to Christian Unity 

Jesus Prayed Christians “Be Brought to Complete Unity So That the World May Believe 

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 

by

Peter William John Baptiste, SFO

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 

 

Volume III Chapters

Introduction:  Sharing the Catholic Understanding of the Papacy as Part of the Mutual Loving Dialogue Between Currently Divided Christian Churches Together Seeking the Unity Jesus Prayed for 

Chapter 1:  The Unity in Diversity of the Undivided Early Church 

Chapter 2:  The Papacy was an Integral Part of the Undivided Early Church of East and West and of its Establishment of Fundamental Christian Orthodoxy 

Chapter 3:  The Catholic Church in its 21st Ecumenical Council (Vatican Council II) Has Officially Become a Leader in Ecumenism and Formally Recognizes Non-Catholic Christians “With Respect and Affection as Brothers” Even Though They Are Outside the Catholic Church’s Ancient and Vast Christian Communion 

Chapter 4:  The Papacy’s Solid Foundation in the Bible 

Chapter 5:  The Papacy’s Solid Foundation in Undivided Early Church History Since Apostolic Times:
The Papacy’s Long and Wide Acceptance in the East Before the 2nd Millennium Schism of the Largest Portions of the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Churches from the Catholic (Universal) Christian Communion of Orthodox Eastern and Western Catholic Sister Churches Collectively known as the Catholic Church 
 

Chapter 6:  The Full Implementation of Vatican Council II, the 21st Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church, Will Make Roman Catholic Christians Generally Much More Truly Catholic (Universal) and less Roman in Their Understanding of Their Church, Which Will Aid the Restoration of the First Millennium Christian Unity in Diversity in One Undivided Catholic (Universal) Church 

Chapter 7:  The Catholic Church Since the 21st Ecumenical Council (Vatican II) Has by Far the Most Well-Thought-Out and Sophisticated Position on its Own Participation in the One Body of Christ the Church and That of its “Separated Brothers” in the Non-Catholic Christian Churches, a Strong Position That No Christian Who Values the Christian Unity Jesus Values Can Afford to Ignore but must Seriously Consider 

Chapter 8 Conclusion – The Goal of this Book:   To Help Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, And Catholic Christians All Come to Think about Christian Unity as the Undivided Early Church Instinctively and Actually Lived It, in Preparation for Our Future Reunification in the Holy Spirit’s Timing and Through His Power and Love Working in Us 

Works Consulted / The Genesis of This Book

 

© 2005, 2009 Peter William John Baptiste SFO   

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