By Bit-shing Abraham Chiu
While non secular and political leaders debate the query of building diplomatic family among the Vatican and China, they regularly misunderstand that spiritual relation unavoidably intertwines with politics. for example, the Vatican has to terminate any diplomatic relation with Taiwan if reconciliation is to be thought of among the Vatican and the chinese language Catholic Church (CCC). non secular relation, however, exceeds this conditional requirement. This e-book opens a window to globalization of the CCC, even though for its survival, it nonetheless has to take care of lower than the umbrella of the Beijing executive. there's actually a bridge to attach the Vatican and the CCC in a spiritual approach, i.e., communion and inclusiveness. The ministry of the chinese language Catholic non secular middle, therefore, is to create attainable channel for mutual figuring out among the 2. the writer increases a very important query no matter if the Vatican might separate the political administration from spiritual management so that new wish for reconciling the Vatican to the CCC via non secular communion may be prospected.
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Summary The ideology “Christ above culture” leads to a religious institution that it imposes its value systems upon all other cultures, both theistic and atheistic. Actually, it is another culture created by the synthesists to dominate Christ, though indirectly and directly, all other cultures and religions. Christians regard Christ the supreme authority of the universe and that superiority requires the obedience of humankind especially the Roman Catholic Church which is an institution of strict discipline and obedience.
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E. belonging to the Lord/Master” and p. 24. 12 However, by its androcentric biases, early Christianity inevitably adapts to inequality between sexes while the church stands for justice. This allusion to the Aristotelian definition transforms the church from an assembly (HNNOKVL D) to a household (RL`NRM). The church becomes unequal but ironically, it tries to preserve equality. Schüssler Fiorenza investigates that this Aristotelian definition of equality has produced considerable inequalitites because its standard and tertium comparationis for being human has been male gender and the elite only includes educated man, the lord, master, father of the household.