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The informal process by which the whole Church gives subsequent assent to a conciliar or Papal decision. While the development of Papal authority has led reception to be largely neglected in the RC Church, Anglicans and Orthodox have emphasized it in modern times. Recently the idea has been used in the Anglican Communion to support experimentation in the expectation that innovations might come to be ‘received’.

Subjects: Christianity.

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