Orlin Jackson

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In contemporary Christianity there is an active potent force. The manifestation of this force is evidenced by various organizations and is known as the ecumenical movement. It is the objective of this movement to seek Christian unity and to make it visible to the world.

In spite of the vast amount of discussion, both past and present, concerning the subject, there is little agreement as to the nature of Christian uni t y. This has been shown in Chapter III of this paper. Therefore, it is the purpose of this study to discover what constitutes the nature of Christian unity, as taught in selected passages of the New Testament, to learn the basis upon which Christian unity may be made manifest to the unbelieving world, and to analyze the philosophies of unity of the World Council of Churches and the National Association of Evangelicals for their conformity to the New Testament teaching.

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