ecclesiology

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ecclesiology

The study of the furnishing and adornment of churches.
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The symbolic link between shepherds and clergy is again explored in Secunda Pastorum, Edminster argues in the sixth chapter ("Stripping Away the Wolf-Skin of False Shepherds"), but the difference here is that attention is now focused on satirizing the dark and predatory nature of some among the aristocracy and some included in the ranks of the ecclesiastical hierarchy.
Ironically and simultaneously, however, the presence of Protestantism (and the power of the Protestant press) meant that the ecclesiastical hierarchy, for fear of mockery by Protestants, at the time bent over backwards to investigate thoroughly and to apply stringent guidelines in investigating events that touched on the sacred.
Nonetheless, the essay as a whole illuminates Dionysius' doctrine of ecclesiastical hierarchy by relating it to pagan Neoplatonic political theory.
An in-depth examination of the political, social and cultural history of the Russian Orthodox Church at the parish level provides an important corrective to the traditional structural approach that has assumed that the church was decimated by Bolshevik policies of deinstitutionalization, violence against the ecclesiastical hierarchy, and anti-religious propaganda.
By the sixteenth century, the fervent laudasinger of the earlier period had become a passive corporate sponsor of religious services that increasingly were co-opted by the ecclesiastical hierarchy.
Particularly valuable is her emphasis on relations between convents and their social context: there is extended treatment of the family, the ecclesiastical hierarchy and the community as contexts for nuns' individual and corporate lives.
They distinguished themselves through a rigorous ethical code, a belief in the new age of the Paraclete, an eschatological hope for the descent of the New Jerusalem at Pepouza, and, at least by Jerome's time, a distinct ecclesiastical hierarchy culminating in the office of "patriarch.
Clerics quarreled and laymen puzzled about issues like nonconformity, the succession, and allegiance, the nature of ecclesiastical hierarchy and discipline, and sacerdotalism.
With a nod to his country's ecclesiastical hierarchy, Ortega ultimately supported the parliamentary reform to Criminal Code Article 165, criminalizing all forms of abortion in Nicaragua.
Those emblems are classical, but they also symbolize the spiritual "weight" of the Bible that triumphantly outweighs the heaped pile of decrees, decretals, rosaries, images, and wealth of the ecclesiastical hierarchy of the Church of Rome.
Here too are John's comments on Dionysius' The Celestial Hierarchy, The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, The Divine Names, and each of the 10 Epistles.
gracefully and with nuance takes us into the heart of Desideri's theological debates, one of the most compelling of which was an explanation of the apparent resemblances between Tridentine Catholicism and Tibetan Buddhism: Tibetan similarities to "the mysteries of our holy faith, to our ceremonies, institutions, ecclesiastical hierarchy, to the maxims and moral principles of our holy law, and to the rules and teachings of Christian perfection" (78).