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ecclesiology

The study of the furnishing and adornment of churches.
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The ecclesiological self-understanding of the Roman Catholic Church as articulated in the official interpretation of the teachings of the 2nd VC places the Roman Catholic Church with its universal structure and its hierarchical understanding of authority and its exercise into the centre of the search for Christian unity.
Conversely, Roman Catholic theologians have striven to demonstrate that a doctrine of the Trinity without the filioque could lead to ecclesiological errors as well, and they have wondered how the connection between the economy of the Son and the economy of the Spirit can be explained otherwise.
Does it mean that an ecclesiological program should call for unity occasioned by uniformity of thought and ecclesial practices?
The personal influence that Dan Taylor developed kept the movement together, but not without changes to the established ecclesiological structure.
The strength of the book is in retelling a history that is already familiar to historians of American Protestantism while emphasizing its ecclesiological implications.
A distinguished architect and ecclesiological scholar, John Ninian Comper (1864-1960) was a major influence on the liturgical revival when the Anglican Church was still imbued with a vital Anglo-Catholicism, now largely dissipated.
A second way I think the papacies of the two might differ is that whereas John Paul II concentrated on ethics and anthropology [the study of man]--and hence the central themes of Gaudium et spes--it is possible that Benedict will take a more ecclesiological [study of the Church] focus, concentrating on themes in Lumen gentium and the [Vatican II] decree on ecumenism as well as dealing with the whole territory of liturgy.
Communion has both christological and ecclesiological dimensions that can be distinguished but are ultimately not separable.
There are good ecclesiological and theological reasons why women should be able to be ordained.'
The Ecclesiological Society warned unless new uses are found for the Church of England buildings 60 could shut a year.
They were both members of the Ecclesiological Society, which campaigned for a purist form of church architecture, and were also members of the Spring Gardens Sketching Club.