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The Christian Church, its Sacraments and Ministry

David Young

in F. D. Maurice and Unitarianism

Published in print October 1992 | ISBN: 9780198263395
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682520 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263395.003.0013
The Christian Church, its Sacraments and Ministry

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Maurice's belief in God as a loving Father of all humanity, and his high view of the dignity of mankind-in-Christ provided the fundamentals for his doctrine of church, while his concern for humanity strengthened his understanding of the ordained ministry and his Eucharistic teaching. Assuming that Unitarianism helped in moulding his view of God's character and the nature of humanity, it can therefore be assumed that Unitarianism somehow also influenced Maurice's church, sacraments, and ministry. This chapter focuses on Maurice's prevailing thoughts, ideas, and beliefs in the Christian Church, in the sacraments practiced by the church, particularly baptism and the Holy Eucharist, and the ordained ministry.

Keywords: Maurice; mankind-in-Christ; God the Father; ordained ministry; Christian Church; sacraments; baptism; Holy Eucharist

Chapter.  4927 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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