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NEW CHRISTIANITY

The name given since the Second Vatican Council by spokesmen for a radically changed Catholic Christianity. Its main features are a man-centered religion, preoccupation with the present world, stress on the Bible to the exclusion of revealed tradition, a classless Church in which the hierarchy under the Pope does not have binding authority to teach and govern the people, and a Church whose purpose is to serve the world and humanity's social needs, with such an emphasis on Christ's humanity as to overshadow to the point of denying his divinity.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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