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However, on the other hand, the group's affiliation with al-Qaeda and the more puritanical creedal impulses of at least some of its leadership and ideologues is concerning to some segments of the Syrian opposition and Jabhat al-Nusra's attempts to implement its own interpretation of Islamic law in areas under its control have led to tensions between it and other Syrian rebels, particularly FSA militias, and some locals.
In referring to "unity in truth," Bums was moving away from the concept of "spiritual unity" and defining unity in dogmatic and creedal terms.
Early creedal debates took place in Greek and were centered mostly in the East while the later debates over the Eucharist occurred in Latin and took place in the West.
And while it is definitely incompatible with America conceived as a creedal nation, such a conception is the product of a misreading that springs from a failure to contextualize the principles affirmed in the Declaration within the culturally and historically specific English tradition whence they were elicited.
Here, I witnessed a profound truth and it is this--that our life in Christ is reflected in shared creedal faith, celebrating the sacraments of our redemption, embracing diversity within unity, praying for one another and giving generously for the relief of those who suffer through horrific disasters such as we have, seen in Haiti.
But theatre is not theology; plays are not sermons or creedal statements.
He analyzes Yoder's critique of Nicene and Chalcedonian creedal formations, highlighting its missiological orientation.
She discusses both the public polemics between Reformers and traditionalists (highlighting the debate between Max Lilienthal and Isaac Leeser, as well as that between Kaufmann Kohler and Alexander Kohut) and within the Reform movement itself (between rabbis and laity over the retention of ritual and the creation of a creedal foundation for the movement).
He focuses his analysis, however, on those twenty-five synods summoned by emperors, including those later judged "ecumenical," and he dedicates substantive attention in his final chapter to the Council of Chalcedon in 451, which offered a creedal statement on Christ's humanity and divinity and also deposed Dioscorus, the powerful Patriarch of Alexandria.
He was open to the theories of Charles Darwin, embraced the "higher critics" of the Bible, rejected notions of eternal punishment, supported revision of his Church's creedal standards, and insisted that revelation was progressive and ongoing.
The McGraths also point out that his statements on religion are actually creedal rather than scientific.
There would seem to be less creedal uncertainty in the Catholic tradition, at least as outlined by Stephen Pope (such a fitting surname