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A Relational Ecclesiology In The Third Millennium: What Makes The Third Millennium Different?

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The third millennium has begun with a gusto of promises. There are economic promises, social promises, ecological promises, and dozens of others. Moreover, the third millennium has begun in a very unique way. This chapter indicates how they are à propos to contemporary ecclesiological thought. Until recently, church historians and ecclesiologists have referred to the early Christian Church in ways that denote or connote a basic unity in the apostolic churches. In the third millennium, the Roman Catholic Church has formally considered the Orthodox Churches as one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. In the official leadership of today's Roman Catholic Church, inter- religious dialogues move with great caution. Contemporary science has challenged Christian Churches through its new way of understanding the world. The paradigmatic and epistemic change in the Euro-American world is often referred to as postmodern.

Keywords: contemporary ecclesiological thought; Euro-American world; Roman Catholic Church; third millennium



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