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ecclesiology

The study of the furnishing and adornment of churches.
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The "Historical Note" appended to The Church: Towards a Common Vision attributes this new ecumenical momentum to a "growing prominence of communion ecclesiology in the bilateral dialogues." (36) Emerging primarily from Catholic theology in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, communion ecclesiology surpassed several ecclesiological motifs and images that came out of the Council, including the mystical body of Christ and the people of God.
In constructing this new ecclesiology Hinze expands considerably on previous understandings of both prophecy and obedience.
Franklin's book on the nature of being human and its relation to the nature and mission of the church is a worthy gift to the ecumenical quest for a deeper and broader ecclesiology whose goal is to restore unity to a badly divided Christian world.
correctly emphasizes that the four causes became useful to Congar's project of a total ecclesiology only after they were brought into interaction with biblical and historical approaches.
Corkery explores the theological foundations of Ratzinger's "ecclesiology of liberation," which is not the same as the various "theologies of liberation" that arose in Latin America during the 1970s and 1980s.
An image or metaphor that I find helpful in introducing ecclesiology and why it is so vital for the ecumenical movement is drawn from the world of computers and smart phones.
Goertz proceeds from the apostolic to the patristic era in his critique of Yoder's ecclesiology and peace ethic.
Simpson begins in his preface by situating Milton's theology of the church within the humanist traditions of the period, emphasizing the literary, textual and rhetorical qualities of Milton's ecclesiology. His first chapter links speech, words, writing and the Word, arguing that Milton perceives the Christian church as rhetorically generated.
Though many ecclesiology texts begin by defining the character and/or function of the church via a consideration of various biblical images, this one does not.
Simpson sees the key to Milton's ecclesiology in De doctrina Christiana, especially Book I, Chapters 29 and 30, with their emphasis on the sanctity of the individual conscience.
Central to Simpson's articulation of the ecclesiology implicit in Paradise Regained are Areopagitica and De Doctrina Christiana.
He answered: in the understanding of the Church, in ecclesiology. "My impression is that the authentically Catholic meaning of the reality 'Church' (ecclesia in Latin) is tacitly disappearing, without being expressly rejected.