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revised Is there evidence that Isaiah 53 was viewed as a Messianic prophecy within Judaism, or is it an exclusively Christian interpretation?
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comment What are the key differences between the Western and Eastern Christianity?
Catholicism is certainly the largest group in Western Christianity, but Anglicanism is far lower on the list.
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comment What are the key differences between the Western and Eastern Christianity?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
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comment What are the key differences between the Western and Eastern Christianity?
Concerning Scholasticism, I've read Luther's disdain of Aristotle. The problem is that the Jesuit Counter-Reformation used Aristotelian argumentation and early Lutherans responded in kind (hence all the Loci's from folks like Johann Gerhard), and much of Protestantism inherited this tradition with little understanding of its influence. Many today aren't even aware of the influence of Modernity and Postmodernity, let alone Aristotle, Plato (and neo-Platonism), etc. And even those who do address it tend to oversimplify it, arguing for some sort of pre-modern view (which is impossible).
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comment What are the key differences between the Western and Eastern Christianity?
@Lucretius hello, thanks for the detailed feedback. It is certainly a caricature, and a biased one at that (which I acknowledged). While I don't disagree with your assessments, I was addressing what Western Christianity has largely become today and the 'majority' beliefs, which tend to be independent semi-Baptist churches with little to no conscious connection to historical Christian thought older than the last 50-100 years. I am well aware of many Western Christians who do think through these issues, but sadly they are a minority.
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reviewed Close Is God ever said to be a 'soul" in the Scriptures?
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comment Consulting of fortune tellers, palmists and astrologers
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a verse search (and can be easily answered by a Google search)
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reviewed Close What impact did Karl Barth have on Roman Catholic theology?
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comment What are the key differences between the Western and Eastern Christianity?
@deathlock pardon my late reply. A new question came along that you might be interested in, although currently my partial answer from this question has been duplicated. I recommend reading all the articles I linked to from my answer, though, as it will fill in a lot of detail. In sum, 1) yes, the differences still persist to this day; and 2) there are contrasts, which I addressed in my answer (specifically physitism).
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revised What are the key differences between the Western and Eastern Christianity?
updated bad link
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comment Why aren't the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Churches in communion with each other?
This was the other answer in case you were wondering
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revised What are the key differences between the Western and Eastern Christianity?
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revised Why aren't the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Churches in communion with each other?
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answered Why aren't the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Churches in communion with each other?
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comment What are the primary differences between these Lutheran denominations?
@MarshaAnderson It's not a common practice, and was mostly in response to criticism of a specific event. In 2010 an Anglican vicar received a bunch of publicity for communing a dog. Many conservative Lutherans used this as an example of what happens when you lose certain doctrines blah blah blah. In response, some ELCA churches had 'PETA Sunday' where many simply blessed pets but some went further and communed them.
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comment What are the primary differences between these Lutheran denominations?
@Mr.Bultitude the word sometimes is key in that sentence. In 2010 an Anglican vicar received a bunch of publicity for communing a dog. Many conservative Lutherans used this as an example of what happens when you lose certain doctrines blah blah blah. In response, some ELCA churches had 'PETA Sunday' where many simply blessed pets but some went further and communed them.
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