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The independence of the early Persian Church
That's another good point, Akhi. Also, it is well documented that the theology of the CoE is missing Hellenisms present in the Western branch of the Church by the 3rd-4th century. (i.e., the archaic meanings of technical terms like Kyana and Qnuma are preserved in the eastern church, but altered towards Hellenistic understanding in the western branch.)

The border is the strongest argument, in my opinion. For the earliest decades of the faith, of course, the church leadership on both sides of the border was the same...the apostles and their immediate disciples. But by the time you are talking about the setting of canons and the like, the leadership was already established on both sides of the border....a border that was the scene of constant war.
+Shamasha Paul bar-Shimun de'Beth-Younan
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