Authenticity vs Apostolicity - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between authenticity and apostolicity

is that authenticity is the quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original while apostolicity is the quality of being apostolic, notably of preserving authenticity within the mission and tradition of the christian church as founded by jesus christ and his twelve original apostles, through their representatives and successors in the papacy and episcopate.

authenticity

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.
  • I hereby certify the authenticity of this copy.
  • Truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, and intentions.
  • The authenticity of this painting is questionable.
  • (obsolete) The quality of being authentic (of established authority).
  • Synonyms

    * (quality of being genuine) genuineness

    Antonyms

    * (quality of not being genuine) phoniness; forgery; fakeness; bogosity

    apostolicity

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The quality of being apostolic, notably of preserving authenticity within the mission and tradition of the Christian church as founded by Jesus Christ and his twelve original Apostles, through their representatives and successors in the papacy and episcopate.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 427:
  • his Church did its best to trump Rome in apostolicity by declaring that it had been founded by the first-recruited among Christ's Apostles, Andrew.

    References

    * Catholic Encyclopaedia