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By L. Daniel Cantey Jr.

What if heresy had grown in the church, maturing secretly over greater than a millennium, operating ailing less than the canopy of correct trust and worship? This startling and provocative ebook argues that the traditional heresy of Docetism, reappearing in a sort 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, lowering the church to a tangled mass of denominations and sects, whereas additionally infecting the process Western society past the ecclesia. Progressing from an ontological starting place orientated towards the dissolution of shape, Docetism has led peoples confident in their march towards team spirit into ever deepening alienation. even though it has repercussions for theological anthropology, this ontological beginning has its profoundest implications for the doctrine of God. the answer to Docetism, as proposed by means of the writer, starts off with a thought of the Trinity grounded within the tenets of biblical knowledge and explicated when it comes to the family of beginning among the divine persons.

"Cantey deals an instantaneous problem to Christians who would look flippantly at the divisions that have marked the Church all through its history. Arguing from an avowedly Orthodox point of view on historical past, the modern Church, and the publication 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 ebook insightful, confrontational, and provocative."
--Matthew Lynch, Dean of reviews, Lecturer in previous 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 cohesion 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 demanding solution to this question."
--Steven M. Tipton, writer of Public Pulpits and The lifestyles to Come

"In this demanding ebook, Cantey reminds us that lack of solidarity is a possibility to the church in addition to the state. His full of life 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 help supply a corrective for the fragmented smooth city."
--Timothy P. Jackson, Professor of Christian Ethics, Candler university of Theology, Emory University

L. Daniel Cantey Jr. teaches faith and philosophy at Bethel collage in McKenzie, Tennessee. He earned his doctorate at Emory college and his master's in theology from Yale Divinity tuition. ahead of graduate learn 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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