March 25, 2011 11:19 am

The Protestant preoccupation with right doctrine soon meant that every group which seceded from the main body had to validate its action by maintaining that it alone and none of the others, adhered strictly to the ‘right preaching of the gospel’. The Reformational descriptions of church thus ended up accentuating differences rather than similarities. Christians were taught to look divisively at other Christians.” – David Bosch