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| The Nature of Doctrine and the Role of the|
Assembly - Three Kinds[...]as been prepared by the Assembly Working Group on Doctrine as an aid to the
church in understanding the nature of Doctrine and the role of the Assembly
in matters of doctrine.
Received by the ASC in[...]the first type as “dogma”, the
second type as “doctrine” and the third type as “theological refle[...]
|[...]ting Church is, in part, shaped by these official doctrinal statements.|
1 For a discussions of the is[...]
|[...]n the past. As|
Douglas John Hall puts it, “Doctrine is created by the coming together, in the[...]“determining responsibility” in matters of doctrine (Basis of Union, par 15e). Logically, this[...]e.
So, when the Basis of Union speaks of “doctrine”, it means official statements of the Uniting
Church. A special kind of doctrinal statement arises when the Uniting Church is a par[...]and are to be regarded as Uniting
Church doctrine. From time to time two or more denominatio[...]istian belief, such as baptism or ministry or the doctrine of justification.
Clearly, in drafting s[...]ile the Assembly is free to
determine its doctrinal position on any issue according to its own wisdom[...]f theological reflection and never
become doctrine. On the other hand, a matter of theological reflection may become a matter
of doctrine when it becomes the official position of a[...]
|[...]ordination of women that this became a matter of doctrine (as it is for|
the Uniting Church).
Good[...]enturies and in different cultural contexts - the doctrinal positions of various Churches (type
2). To un[...]sions of the Ecumenical Church;
(b) uses the term “doctrine” to refer to the official position of a Chu[...]
|Nature of doctrine and role of Assembly : three kinds of theo[...]|
Nature of doctrine and role of Assembly : three kinds of theological statements (2009). UCA Assembly, accessed 22/09/2023, https://ucaassembly.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/470