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Oriental Orthodoxy and the Assyrian church are diametrically opposed theological positions within the Christian tradition. The Assyrian Church (generally called "The Church in the East") is more or less Nestorian in its doctrinal position, whereas the Oriental Orthodox church holds to the opposite Monophysite christology. I'm taking the liberty of separating them in the list. Geoff


Does Methodism exist *there*? Juan Martin Velez Linares 00:49 22 September 2015 (CDT)

I don't think so. As I understand it, Methodism began life as a reform movement within the Church of England, and as we know the CoE began life as the personal seizure of the Catholic Church in England by Henry VIII when the Pope wouldn't grant him a divorce. England I am sure falls under the British Catholic tradition and there does not seem to have been any kind of personal schism a la Henry VIII, so there'd be no CoE for Wesley et al to reform.
Now, if you'd like to propose some other work for these reformers to do within the Catholic Church, since that seems most likely where they'd be, then please do so! Elemtilas 06:10, 22 September 2015 (PDT)
Hmm. Looking at the history of Methodists, I don't think the whole reason of apathy within the Anglican church would have happened with Catholicism.
...Looks like the NAL has a lot more Catholics in its ranks. That must make the whole Baptist/Lutheran prejudice against Catholics interesting. Juan Martin Velez Linares 8:58, 22 September 2015 (CDT)