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Continuation of missiology classes audio recordings: sects and new religious groups: Ezequiel Ataucusi Gamonal, not separated from any group, was a Catholic Quechua-speaker, the sierra de Arequipa. Shoe shine. He became an Adventist and later founded his movement that is the highest growth in the Peru. An episcopal Commission in France, has been formed to prevent Catholic sectarianism. Firstly there is a definition of consensus. Sect.

The question is in what sense? Psychological, historical, sociological, pedagogical. And sometimes we confuse everything. For a Catholic, the sect is all what Catholic do not. This is the image that we have. But that is not true. Theologically and there is where the problems begin. Formerly said sect, to every schismatic group and aretico.

Schismatic goes against unity, and aretico goes against the truth. But if one reads the document which speaks of non-Catholic Christians, that speaks of the separated brethren, never speaks of sects, and speaks of the Protestants, and strictly would be schismatic and areticos. There is a book of CELAM with a survey around the world. Results of the survey, it only gives more does not give an exact definition, i.e.. And many times over the definitions used psychological criteria. I.e. groups of fanatics. As if fanaticism is monopoly of the non-Catholic groups, and as if in the Catholic Church there were no fans. Historically, Christianity is a Jewish sect. Sociologically, that perhaps in Japan or somewhere where Catholics are a minority, also the Catholic Church can function as a sect. We can not generalize about the so-called sects. There are a number of movements and non-Catholic groups. Often confused, what are the major religions, sects. When we speak of the great religions in the world, are basically five: Christianity is not the first majority Hindu. Within Hinduism, in the 6th century, the character named: Sidar Tarutama. 6Th century before Christ. Within Hinduism and his followers created what is called Buddhism second religion. Third it is Judaism, Christianity the fourth and late in the 6th century, of our time emerges Muhammad and cover the Muslim religion or Islamic. We belong to the Christian, and within the Christian, there are a number of groups. We are the largest group within the Christian faith. Of course the Catholic Church. When we talk of sects, depends on the context. I.e.. In Peru, is a very particular reality. If we are going to the European reality for example, phenomenon of sects is very different from the Latin American phenomenon.