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‘Satis est — Necesse est’

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The Challenges of the Document ‘The Church of Jesus Christ’ to ‘The Church: Towards a Common Vision’

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The task of the current paper is to compare two important, ecclesiological documents to each other, namely, the document The Church of Jesus Christ (CJC, 1994) of the Leuenberg Church Fellowship to the Faith and Order document The Church: Towards a Common Vision (CTCV, 2012). The first one, CJC, outlines an ecclesiology of one, specific confessional church family and church fellowship, in a geographical area. CTCV, on the other hand, reflects the global situation, and seeks to express convergence between churches living in very different societies and cultural spheres. By comparing the two documents, this paper explores themes such as church as a community of Saints, the Leuenberg methodology of unity, legitimate diversity, apostolic succession and requirements for unity. The paper argues that the Leuenberg model of ‘reconciled diversity’ could be understood as a step and a practical tool on the way to the full, visible unity, which, according to CTCV, is the ultimate goal of the ecumenical movement.

Affiliations: 1: University of HelsinkiFinlandelina.hellqvist@helsinki.fi

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