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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. That focus is established through incorporation in the play of the humorous Mak and Gyll plot.
Clegg concludes with a solid chapter on factions within the ecclesiastical hierarchy in the waning days of James' reign.
(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."
These horizontally diffused relationships are more flexible and contingent than the ecclesiastical hierarchy, for the summoner's loosely knit group of spies works on an ad hoc basis, gleaning potentially damning information to use against local townspeople.
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.
Rorem, in this work, seems little concerned to explain any historical sources for the sacramental system which Pseudo-Dionysius has schematized in The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy; and, while describing the ritual of [Greek Text Omitted], he provides no firm evidence by which to support his claim (p.
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.
Sometime back in the late fifth or early sixth century, Dionysius the Areopagite became the first to provide a definition of what Christianity means by the human person's becoming divine: "theosis is the attaining of likeness to God and union with him so far as is possible" (Ecclesiastical Hierarchy 1.3; PG 3.376A).