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ERH on Schism

Posted by Remy on December 20, 2009

“The schism, at this moment, unites the Christians more than it separates them. It becomes a part of every Christian’s real existence in the world. That he is a member of one denomination is one thing, that he is a member of Christendom at large is of at least the same momentum. And the schism between East and West by its depth restores the full size of the decision between the Cross and the non-crucial mentalities; compared to the schism, the childishness and small stature of denominational quarrels is too obvious. And a Christian may become a full-grown adult again instead of a Sunday school boy by identifying himself with his schismatic brothers. Unless he can do this, he has not grown up.”

-Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, The Christian Future

(italics original)

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