[XTalk] Earliest Schisms (was Re: Burial in a tomb?
- In a message dated 1/12/3 1:50:35 AM, Mike wrote:
<<the political intrigue between family and
followers that ensued. (Too bad we don't have such a text for
It is my off the cuff understanding that this intrigue caused the split
between the modern day Sunnis and Shiites. The mormans went through a
similar split between the Salt Lakers and the Reformed. This phenomenon of
early splits between family and devotees interests me, though I have not
found more of this.
that it did not happen in Christianity may be due to the servant ethic
from the original teaching. We see Peter sharing power in a very
uncharacteristic way for those in comparative positions (the earliest Caliphs
and B. Young), we see him giving the family a little of the glory and yet
taking rebuke from upstarts and yet still in good graces with said upstarts
We do have a text, or a group of them, and they show that this phenomenon
was potentially divisive, but largely averted.