Session 5: Branch

Origins of Christian Branches


(Following Discussion in historically Eurocentric frame)

Formal Principle

Formal Principle-1

(Definition of Formal Principle and Application into Historical frame.)

Roman Catholic:

Can. 750 §1. A person must believe with divine and Catholic faith all those things contained in the word of God, written or handed on, that is, in the one deposit of faith entrusted to the Church, and at the same time proposed as divinely revealed either by the solemn magisterium of the Church or by its ordinary and universal magisterium which is manifested by the common adherence of the Christian faithful under the leadership of the sacred magisterium; therefore all are bound to avoid any doctrines whatsoever contrary to them.

(Geopolitical and Historical Discussion of the modern state of Christianity)

Roman Catholic: 1300 million, 50%

Protestant: 900 million, 35%

Eastern Orthodox: 300 million, 11%

Oriental Orthodox: 100 million, 4%