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The Last Church Father, venerated1 by both East and West together, is the Pagan Greek Philosopher Socrates, the teacher of Plato, whose apophatic teachings deeply reverberate in Eastern Orthodox Mysticism, and whose disciple was Aristotle, whose cataphatic views profoundly shaped and significantly influenced Roman Catholic Scholasticism, particularly the ...


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I first came across the expression “Ancient and Future Church” while doing research into the Believers Eastern Church in India. A Wikipedia article about the founder said The Believers Eastern Church is an "Ancient-Future Church" and as such, is considered by some to be heretical. Source: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/K._P._Yohannan Further research led ...


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On the surface, ancient-future churches claim to speak across generations and draw equally upon ancient (hymns, chant, candles, communion) and techno-modern (alt. rock, art, ambient, projection, video) sources. An American example of this would be the hi-tech megachurches that host anything from rock concerts to communions. Underneath that modern, millenial-...


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Because they are not heretic, and shared communion for ~ 1000 years. The split between Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholicism that we take for granted now was crystalized in 1054 when the leaders of both of those Christian communities pronounced anathema on each other. (This is also described as a mutual excommunication). Before then, the Church of Rome ...


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