This section of the site relates to most elements of the ideals and practices we have covered in the other sections.
In reading generalised statements, we should remember that no religion is static. Here, therefore, we consider the influence of time and how religion is a dynamic process, involving negotiated relationships between the individual, the broad, and evolving tradition, and the various groups and sub-groups that constitute and enhance that tradition.
The central theme here is "authority" its role in ensuring the continuity of a tradition and its ability to successfully adapt to changing circumstances.
Chapter 10 - Historical Perspectives
Chapter 11 - Doctrine and Scripture
Chapter 12 - Movements and Leaders