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date: 21 January 2019

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The themes of Christian identity and ecclesial unity come jointly to expression in and around the theology and performance of baptism in the Triune Name of God. The chapter here traces what progress has been made in the modern ecumenical movement towards a common understanding and mutual recognition in these matters among historically divided communities with a view towards the achievement or restoration of unity among the churches. Attention is devoted to the broad work long sustained in the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches, notably under the focus of the “Lima Document” of 1982: Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry; and then also to the singular utterances of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox churches.

Keywords: Christian identity, ecclesial unity, baptism, common understanding, mutual recognition, Faith and Order, World Council of Churches

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