The author of this article engages the contentious issue of lack of unity and the presence of divisions in the church today. This author proceeds to explain how believers today must understand the unity of the church, the divisions that have assaulted it, and the necessity of diversity in it. The author also attacks what he calls extreme denominationalism and extreme unionism.
This is a book about the unity of the church of Christ, and chapter 1 is a short theology of the unity of the church. This unity is a demonstration of God’s purpose of cosmic unity. The church further displays the unity and uniqueness of God. The gift of unity is on the one hand a mark of the church and on the other hand to be pursued without ceasing.