The Old Catholic churches of the Union of Utrecht

  title={The Old Catholic churches of the Union of Utrecht},
  author={J. Visser},
  journal={International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church},
  pages={68 - 84}
  • J. Visser
  • Published 2003
  • Political Science
  • International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church
Abstract The Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht have different historical backgrounds. The Dutch Church has her roots in the Catholic Counter‐Reformation, the German‐speaking Churches in the protest‐movements against Vatican I, and the Polish Churches in the problems of emigrants to USA. However, they adhere in common to the conciliar and synodical tradition of the Catholic Church. They lay stress on the relative autonomy of the local church, the episcopal apostolic succession, and… Expand
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