In Silesia it had been exactly a dispute over apostolicity
that had prevented Schwenckfeld and his Liegnitz co-reformers from restoring the visible ordinances of the primitive church.
He also states that apostolicity
and episcopate, as well as catholicity and the petrine ministry, are essential climensions of the Church.
Some of the characteristics of this unique apostolicity
are accidental, but essential to it is importance of lay involvement.
Elm, however, does not discuss the connection between asceticism and apostolicity
The gender of ordained ministers cannot be a criterion of the church's apostolicity
," the Church of Norway said.
DVORNIK, The idea of Apostolicity
in Byzantium and the Legend of the Apostle Andrew, Cambridge 1958, pp.
Backus begins by considering the role played by Erasmus, whose skeptical deliberations over the apostolicity
and authenticity of the Apocalypse bequeathed a legacy of trenchant objections more often addressed by evasion than by direct refutation.
the cause lay thus, Apostolicity
Koopman argues that ecumenical endeavours must confess and embody the four central features of the church, namely (1) the catholicity of the church; (2) the unity of the church; (3) the apostolicity
of the church; and (4) the holiness of the church.
6) Certainly, the Spirit's role in Congar's view is broader: the Spirit, which constitutes the church and enables the body to remain in communion, also establishes catholicity, maintains apostolicity
, preserves the church in holiness through the breathing of God's life and gift among believers, and renews the church and society.
How does communion interpret the oneness, holiness, catholicity, and apostolicity
of the church?
11) From a conversation with Adelbert Denaux, a coauthor of the document, I learned that as far as the unity of theology is concerned, a second theological legitimation was also deliberately included in the text, which is of an ecclesiological nature: the unity of theology is connected with catholicity, apostolicity
, and holiness, all four together being the four basic characteristics of the church (nota ecclesiae): "The unity of theology, like that of the Church, as professed in the Creed, must be closely correlated with the idea of catholicity, and also with those of holiness and apostolicity
14) This emphasis on the connection between community and magisterium was taken up in the 2006 Lutheran-Roman Catholic study document, The Apostolicity
of the Church: "The magisterium is in constant interaction with those instances of testimony to God and his revelation.
Lefevre claimed its apostolicity
on the basis of Giovanni Pico's Apologia (1487).
Our aim is to show how apostolicity
, collegiality and ministerial elements are complementary to the diverse Christological, pneumatological and sacramental dimensions of the Church.