This trend, known as "restorationism
" seeks to return to pre-Vatican practices, customs, theologies and liturgy, all of which are heavily infused with the elaborate theology of the exclusivity of Catholicism in general and the orthodox clergy and supportive laity in particular.
"There needs to be an attitudinal change at every level, a conversion of mind and heart that conforms us to the spirit of the Gospel, a new wine in new wineskins, not a merely cosmetic change or worse, a retreat into restorationism
(4) Works on how divine healing and restorationism
were related are plentiful.
For Wilson, the establishment of "mere Christendom" is not the restoration of a Calvinist Restorationism
: "This means that a return to Christendom does not entail a return to Geneva, circa A.D.
Instead, our investment in an ethnic-nationalist project in historic Palestine has returned us to the world of Kings and to the restorationism
of Ezra and Nehemiah.
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In any case, MacIntyre does not accept Thomistic restorationism
and its counsel to separate Catholic communities from the larger society.
His hopes were that Pentecostals could renew their appreciation of their history against the larger backdrop of renewal movements in Christian history, deepen the sacramental character of Pentecostal doxology, and articulate an ecclesiology of renewal conceived as a balance of restorationism
and primitivism in its biblical call to visible unity of all Christians, both for the movement and for the wider Christian communities as a service to the churches.
At the same time, missional movement thinkers can too easily embrace a naive Restorationism
, claiming an ability to foster forms of church that skip back over centuries of diverse cultural, linguistic, and theological traditions that necessarily have shaped the church and contextualized the Gospel in diverse and often good ways.
It was the very fleeing of access to the Bible and the fact that Blackstone never attended divinity school to shape his thoughts about his relationship to God that brought his own direct reading to Restorationism
as a part of Dispensationalism.
(1.) George R Muenich, "The Victory of Restorationism
: The Common Service, 1888 1958," chapter in a manuscript textbook in liturgics, ed.
Her letters to Gestefeld emphasize a nonesoteric restorationism
that meshes with her 1891 description of Christian Science as the "second appearing of Jesus," and their relationship gives better shape to what she meant when she wrote, in the first edition of her textbook in 1875, that Christian Science "will absorb the attention of sage and philosopher at a not far-distant day, but the Christian alone will fathom it." (129)