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The Rise of Identity Ecclesiology

Revelation 7:9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
Read this passage in the Modernist, colonial era from a postmillennial (i.e., basically that the Church is growing greater until Christ returns) perspective and you will think of universalism.The inclusion of the nations, races, and ethnicities into Christendom is accomplished politically by the expansion of a Christian Empire and a State Church from Europe such as the Church of England.The unity of diverse groups is established through a singular authority, whether government (headed by the King or Queen) or Church (headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury).Moreover, a common language, English, a singular theological authority, Church dogma based on canonical Scripture, and a singular worship—the Book of Common Prayer—accomplish a…