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Lecture 10, The East and the West:

The multitude of denominations within the Christian church today leads many to view the church as schismatic and contentious. A large contingent of these people calls for a reunification of Christianity, resembling the church of ancient times. While unity should always be a primary goal amongst the people of God, it must be a unity in and for the glory of Christ. As this lesson demonstrates, different emphases, historical circumstances, and other factors played a large role in the widening gap between the church of the East and West, but they still remained united on key elements, particularly the supremacy of Christ’s word for the faith and life of His flock. This truth formed a solid bedrock upon which the East and West could rest together, and this model should inform the church today of its direction.