Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Rowland on Unity and Diversity

While it would be wrong to minimize the diversity of primitive Christianity and the bitterness and division which this caused, we must not suppose that this necessarily means that there were irreconcilable and profound differences over all areas of doctrine; the Jewish heritage which primitive Christianity has in common ensured a substantial degree of common ground.

Christopher Rowland, Christian Origins (London: SPCK, 1985), 202-3.

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