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Union
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1. Term

As a model of church unity and unification, union has a long history. Various forms of union have taken place, so that a single definition is hardly possible.

1.1. From the Middle Ages different unions have been contracted between the Roman Catholic Church and parts of the Orthodox Church that have integrated Orthodox Church structures into the worldwide Roman Catholic Church (note the union bull of Clement VIII in 1595, Magnus Dominus et laudabilis: “we receive, unify, attach, annex, and inco…

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Kirchner, Hubert, “Union”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_U.15>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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