Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Lewis Spitz

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Galatians 3:28; John 17:21; Colossians 4:15; 1 Corinthians 3:4, 21; Galatians 2:12-13; Galatians 1:8; Romans 16:17; 2 John 7:1ff; John 18:36; Luke 17:20; John 3:3; Romans 14:17; 1 Corinthians 4:20; 1 Corinthians 15:50; Romans 10:17; Galatians 4:6; John 10:27-28; Matthew 7:23; John 1:13; Acts 13:48; Titus 3:5; Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Peter 2:2; Ephesians 4:13; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 13:9; Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 3:12-15; Romans 8:16; Matthew 5:19;


The history of the Christian Church from the first to the twentieth century could be written in terms of its struggle to maintain, to demonstrate, or to realise this fundamental unity between the Lord Jesus Christ and His body, the Christian Church, besought of God the Father by Him in His great high-priestly prayer, and declared above by St. Paul. But is this oneness an earthly or a spiritual oneness? Is it a oneness to be manifest in this life and world or only hereafter? Is it a oneness which can exist despite or inspite of divisions, frictions, and refusal of fellowship between Christians? Or is it a oneness which requires a certain and reasonable external unity as its fruit, if it is to be genuine, and if so what is to be the nature of this external unity?

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