Physicist and Christian, a Dialogue between the Communities

Physicist and Christian, a Dialogue between the Communities

Physicist and Christian, a Dialogue between the Communities

Physicist and Christian, a Dialogue between the Communities

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The role of community as a central aspect of Christian life and experience within the Body of Christ has lately been receiving prominent attention, particularly in the Episcopal Church. The program of Parish Life Conferences, Church and Group Life Laboratories, and other activities applying the insights of secular Group Dynamics to the Church has been a major emphasis of the American branch of the Anglican Communion throughout the last decade. This emphasis has found a sympathetic response in my own experience of coming into the Church during this same period. In reflecting on this experience, I have come to see the community as the primary source of the new insights and understandings which have come to me as a result of incorporation in it.

It is, however, a somewhat different aspect of community than that commonly emphasized which has come to concern me in a primary way. This is the connection between community and knowledge. What I have come to realize is that the transi-

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