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Why Can’t Christians Get Along, 500 Years After the Reformation?

posted on October 30, 2017

The Atlantic’s Emma Green writes that there are significant divisions among Catholics and Protestants, 500 years after Martin Luther triggered the Reformation. Green notes that ecumenical efforts have brought some progress: “In 1999, the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church even reached a consensus on the basics of the doctrine of justification.” However, Lutherans still do not agree with the authority of the pope, or that their churches should be governed by bishops. Green adds, “While these disagreements have led to painful splits—both denominations face the possibility of schism in the coming years.”

Read at The Atlantic