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ecclesiology

The study of the furnishing and adornment of churches.
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In 2005, when a Queen's University grant enabled me to work for six weeks at the Vatican archives, I headed toward the Archivio Segreto Vaticano, a massive collection of source materials whose content ranges from early modern reports from Ethiopia to twentieth century delegations to Polynesia, and from deliberations among the ecclesiastical hierarchy to mundane administrative task associated with running the city of Rome.
It may seem like a reach to establish such a link, but Edminster convincingly demonstrates that much of the language used by the shepherds in Prima Pastorum establishes parallels between them and members of the ecclesiastical hierarchy.
A similarly intimate understanding of the particular conditions of disparate moments of mid-Jacobean history allows Clegg to explain the censorship of Mocket's Doctrina et Politia in terms of personal prejudices then developing among factions in the ecclesiastical hierarchy.
19) Spinoza's insistence on the clarity and publicity of reason and geometrical deduction in opposition to the secrecy and deception of institutional religions and ecclesiastical hierarchy is partly a response to the secret at the heart of his own religious identity.
The desire to control the group's present image and its past is a sub-set of the struggle of the central ecclesiastical hierarchy to retain doctrinal and administrative control over the vastly dispersed body of its congregants.
The depiction of a popular canonization would have recalled an earlier era when the liturgical calendar was more "open," and the implicit nostalgia for such a past can be seen as a critique not only of the Catholic Church's traditional control of canonization but also of more recent attempts by the Anglican ecclesiastical hierarchy to regulate annual liturgical observance.
But because democracy is a legitimate and desirable form of political governance doesn't make the Lord's own gift of ecclesiastical hierarchy illegitimate.
At the same time, the summoner's own scabrous assemblage provides him the opportunity to subvert the ecclesiastical hierarchy to which he is subjected, for "His maister knew nat alwey what he wan" (1345).
Alexander looks from the perspective of the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, and it seems to me unquestionable that this is the perspective that dominates the Byzantine reception of Dionysios, but it is undeniable that the corpus looks quite different when perceived from the perspective of the Divine Names, which is perhaps the perspective the West found most helpful.
From there, however, as they rose through the ranks of the civil service or the ecclesiastical hierarchy, they were frequently appointed to distant provinces, where their love of classical literature and broad training in rhetorical styles encouraged them to record their impressions.
If, without ambiguity and without dissimulation, Pseudo-Dionysus indeed was referring to the Nicene Creed, then the multiple anachronisms which that reference must connote ought to have been so apparent to such early critics as Hypatius of Ephesus as to have impugned the subapostolic reputation of The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy on grounds quite independent of those alleging heresy.
All of the sequences considered are approached as products of Victorine canons trying to promote an agenda of reform by conveying two liturgical themes central to their tradition: (1) the power of the cross as transferred from Christ himself, symbolized by the main altar and sacraments, through the ecclesiastical hierarchy, represented by apostles and their most closely related modern counterparts, the reformed canons regular, to the people; and (2) the model of the reformed, common life as the best means for clergy to represent a unified church and to achieve purity of behavior necessary to fulfill their priestly mission.