Scandal Of Christian Disunion
The first chapter of Nicholas King's book considers the scandal of Christian disunion, and in particular the mystery whereby perfectly good people seem content to live with the scandal. Then he looks at each of the 27 documents that constitute the New Testament and demonstrates that the writers were well aware of the possibility of divisions in the Church and that they had a way of coping with the divisions, by keeping their eyes on God and on Jesus.
The final part of the book considers one particular issue that divides Christians of the Roman Catholic Church from other Christians, namely the role given to Mary the mother of Jesus, and in particular to the two teachings about her Immaculate Conception and her Assumption, and whether the Catholic position represents an unbridgeable gap for Christians from other traditions.
Paul and the Paulines on divisions
Divisions in Paul's Corinthian and Roman correspondence
Handling divisions in Acts
The Johannine Literature
Handling divisions in Mark's Gospel
Divisions in Matthew's Gospel
Divisions in Luke's Gospel
Revelation and divisions
Divisions in the Catholic Epistles
Is Mary an obstacle to ecumenical progress?
About Nicholas King
Nicholas King SJ is a Jesuit Priest who taught for many years in South Africa, and then at Oxford University, where he has now returned as Assistant Catholic Chaplain, after teaching as a Visiting Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, then at St Mary's University, Twickenham, and at Heythrop College, University of London. He is also Provincial's Delegate for Formation for the British Jesuit Province.