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Unit 2: Christian Denominations


Mysteries of the Church: Christian Denominations

Film Focus Point: This episode of “Mysteries of the Church” examines the historical reasons and the circumstances that gave rise to the Great Schism and the Protestant Reformation.

Text Focus Point: Pages 79-81 and 83-85

Discussion Questions

  1. What did the commentator mean in saying that today the Christian Church is really divided on the issue of authority?

  2. How did the circumstances of the two great splits—the Schism of 1054 and the Protestant revolt of the sixteenth century—differ?

  3. What is the Catholic attitude towards separated Christians today?

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