March 25th, 2008

lindisfarne gospels

Musings on Apostolicity, part I

I've been doing a lot of thinking about some major doctrines in the last couple of years. For example, I was outlining a book-length essay on Resurrection at one point, but haven't pursued the actual writing. Just doing the research and collecting my thoughts allowed me to work my own way through the topic, and I'm happy with the results.

I've also been doing a lot of thinking about Apostolicity over the same time period. We say we believe in "one holy catholic and apostolic Church," but each of those terms is an argument lying in wait. And of those terms, apostolicity has been a real bugbear for me.

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