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By L. Daniel Cantey Jr.

ISBN-10: 1532604181

ISBN-13: 9781532604188

ISBN-10: 1532604203

ISBN-13: 9781532604201

What if heresy had grown in the church, maturing secretly over greater than a millennium, operating sick lower than the canopy of correct trust and worship? This startling and provocative publication argues that the traditional heresy of Docetism, reappearing in a kind resonant with its unique denial of Christ's physique, has introduced the Western church to its present country of disrepair. Docetism has irreparably fractured Western Christendom, decreasing the church to a tangled mass of denominations and sects, whereas additionally infecting the process Western society past the ecclesia. Progressing from an ontological origin orientated towards the dissolution of shape, Docetism has led peoples confident in their march towards solidarity into ever deepening alienation. even though it has repercussions for theological anthropology, this ontological origin has its profoundest implications for the doctrine of God. the answer to Docetism, as proposed through the writer, starts off with a concept of the Trinity grounded within the tenets of biblical knowledge and explicated when it comes to the family members of foundation among the divine persons.

"Cantey bargains an instantaneous problem to Christians who would look evenly at the divisions that have marked the Church all through its history. Arguing from an avowedly Orthodox point of view on heritage, the modern Church, and the e-book of First John, Cantey challenges Christians to contemplate the matter of disunity as a type of 'New Docetism.' Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant believers alike will locate Cantey's publication insightful, confrontational, and provocative."
--Matthew Lynch, Dean of reports, Lecturer in outdated testomony, Westminster Theological Centre

"If the Holy Spirit gathers the physique of Christ in cohesion, as Israel hearing our God is One and loving thy God with your entire center create team spirit of individuals and self at one with God within the Covenant, then what are we to make of department within the Western Church? 1 John offers a profoundly unsettling and difficult resolution to this question."
--Steven M. Tipton, writer of Public Pulpits and The existence to Come

"In this demanding booklet, Cantey reminds us that lack of team spirit is a hazard to the church in addition to the state. His lively demand a renewed appreciation of the physique of Christ will hassle a few readers, yet his championing of ecclesial harmony and repair to God and neighbor may also help offer a corrective for the fragmented glossy city."
--Timothy P. Jackson, Professor of Christian Ethics, Candler institution of Theology, Emory University

L. Daniel Cantey Jr. teaches faith and philosophy at Bethel college in McKenzie, Tennessee. He earned his doctorate at Emory collage and his master's in theology from Yale Divinity university. sooner than graduate research he served as an officer within the US military, together with participation within the invasion of Iraq (2003). Mr. Cantey switched over to japanese Orthodoxy from Protestantism in 2013.

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