The Assyrian and the Chaldean Churches of the East The Christian traditions known as the Assyrian Church of the East and the Chaldean Church of the East, or the Chaldean Catholic Church, both have their origins in the Middle Eastern Mesopotamian area, including the modern nations of Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. The ethnic origins of the adherents of both organizations are predominantly Assyrian. There are about 1,500,000 adherents. However, doctrinal issues between the organizations are still being debated. Specifically, there are about 400,000 adherents of the Assyrian Church of the East. Although both traditions trace their roots to the historical Church of the East, a history that was separated from the west by the Euphrates River, a...The end:
.....endence from Rome. Re-assimilating with the Roman Catholic Church would most likely result in a loss of the Assyrian’s theological underpinnings, but paradoxically, may be impossible to avoid if they wish to survive at all. Works Cited Baumer, Christoph. The Church of the East. An Illustrated History of Assyrian Christianity. London and New York: L.B. Tauris and Co. Ltd., 2006. Print. Warda, William. Assyrian Heritage of the Church of the East, Chaldean Church and the Syrian Orthodox Church. Christians of Iraq. 1 November, 2011. Web. <http://christiansofiraq.com/reply.html>. Warda, William. History of the Chaldean Church. A Confusion of Religion With Ethnicity. Neneveh.com. 1 November, 2011. Web. http://www.ninevah.com/chalchurch.htm.