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  Ecclesiology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ecclesiology is a branch of Christian theology that deals with the doctrines pertaining to the Church itself as a community or organic entity, and with the understanding of what the "church" is: its role in salvation, its origin, its relationship to the historical Christ, its discipline, its destiny (see Eschatology) and its leadership.
In addition to describing a broad discipline of theology, ecclesiology may be used in the specific sense of a particular church or denomination’s character, self-described or otherwise.
Ecclesiology comes from the Greek ekklesia (ἐκκλησία), which comes into Latin as ecclesia, and which simply means a gathering or a meeting.
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 Ecclesiology - The Christian Arsenal
Ecclesiology - Beliefs about the Church - A good church will be correct in its ecclesiology; that is, in what it believes and teaches about the church itself.
Ecclesiology - Doctrine of the Church - 1 Timothy 3:15...that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Ecclesiology and Ethics in 1 Corinthians - Journal of the North Park Symposium on the Theological interpretation of Scripture.
www.christianarsenal.com /Ecclesiology.htm   (279 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Ecclesiology Of The Constitution On The Church, Vatican II, 'Lumen Gentium', The
The ecclesiology of communion is a profoundly Eucharistic ecclesiology.
The ecclesiology of communion began to be reduced to the theme of the relationship between the local Church and the universal Church, which in turn degenerated gradually into the problem of the division of the areas of competence between them.
In these chapters the intrinsic purpose once again comes to the fore: that is, all that is most essential to her existence: it is a question of holiness, of conformity to God, that there be room in the world for God, that he dwell in it and thus that the world become his "kingdom".
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=3920   (6849 words)

 What is Ecclesiology?
The word Ecclesiology comes from two Greek words meaning "assembly" and "word" - combining to mean "the study of the church." The church is the assembly of believers who belong to God.
Ecclesiology is crucial to understand God's purpose for believers in the world today.
It teaches us about the ordinances of the church, how church leadership is to be chosen and structured, and what the church is to be doing in regards to believers (worship and discipleship) and unbelievers (ministry and evangelism).
www.gotquestions.org /Ecclesiology.html   (252 words)

 The conciliar nature of the Orthodox Church: definition and implications
Universal ecclesiology, which is the ecclesiology of the Roman Catholic Church, sees the whole church in the whole world as a single organic entity with a single head.
Eucharistic ecclesiology claims that the local church is the Body of Christ in its eucharistic aspect — by partaking of the one loaf which is the one body of Christ, the eucharistic community becomes the Body.
The importance placed on reception is the consequence of eucharistic ecclesiology — every church is the whole church, which recognizes the whole church in other local churches.
www.edengrace.org /conciliar.html   (10597 words)

 Ecclesiology, Gender and Continental Anabaptists
It is turn, the ecclesiology was supposed to set the pattern for the whole community, to provide structure and pattern to maintain the coherence of the world.
It was rather that the ecclesiology which they adopted and the implications of which they were working out led them to positions which challenged the basic norms of their community.
One of the consequences of this new perspective on marriage, and particularly of its subordination to the primary place of the covenant community as the centre of primary relationships, was a new attitude to divorce.
www.ibts.cz /academics/lectures/ruth1.html   (7809 words)

 Orthodox Ecclesiology in Outline
This is impossible for Roman Catholic ecclesiology because of the double papal claim for universal jurisdiction and infallibility.
The same must be said of the Protestant ecclesiologies, which connect the notion of the Church with denominationalism, and which make a distinction between the one and the many in terms of the invisible and the visible Church.
The triadological and Christological dimensions cannot be divorced in Orthodox ecclesiology, because the Church is the Church of the Holy Trinity insofar as She is the Church of Christ, and vice versa.
www.geocities.com /trvalentine/orthodox/dragas_eccles.html   (3422 words)

The church is both earthly and heavenly and I think ecclesiology from the heavenly perspective should--no, must--precede an ecclesiology from the earthly perspective.
I contend that ecclesiology, at its core, is timeless.
I would also tend to believe that ecclesiology is our most flexible doctrine in that we are given a frame to operate in, but not a prescription.
lauraswritings.blogspot.com /2006/01/ecclesiology-as-missiology.html   (999 words)

 Ecclesiology in Church History
The major categories covered are: (1) Ecclesiology Overview; (2) Four Great Ecumenical Councils; (3) Important Dates Related to Ecclesiology; (4) Marks of the Church; (5) Major Controversies; (6) Key Individuals Related to Ecclesiology; and (7) Baptist and Catholic Issues.
Ecclesiology was not a major issue in the early church.
He held to a visible/invisible tension for the church; the visible church was made up of wheat and tares and the invisible church consisted of the elect.
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 Ecclesiology and Ethics in 1 Corinthians, by Richard B. Hays
Paul was a planter of churches (1 Cor 3:6-9), an organizer of far-flung little communities around the Mediterranean that united clusters of disparate people in the startling confession that God had raised a crucified man, Jesus, from the dead and thus initiated a new age in which the whole world was to be transformed.
Because the continuity is metaphorical rather than "in the flesh," Paul can reject the mandate for observance of specific Torah practices such as circumcision and food laws, while retaining the claim that the community (the ekklesia) is the sphere of God's special activity and blessing, the manifestation of God's righteousness.
The ethical norm, then, is not given in the form of a predetermined rule or set of rules for conduct; rather, the right action must be discerned on the basis of a christological paradigm, with a view to the need of the community and the community's identity as God's covenant people.
www.northpark.edu /sem/exauditu/papers/hays.html   (7010 words)

 TallSkinnyKiwi: Deep Ecclesiology : Intro
The term "deep ecclesiology" has begun to be adopted and used over the past 3 years and is circulating mainly among practitioners and leaders of the emerging-missional church.
The phrase "deep ecclesiology" has been attributed to me. I realize the meaning of a term or phrase is often determined by its contemporary usage rather than its original intent and therefore I plan to honor those who have taken it further and have brought additional insights.
By ecclesiology, I mean the nature, life and practice of the church, in this instance, that part of the church that is growing and active in the emerging culture.
tallskinnykiwi.typepad.com /tallskinnykiwi/2005/05/deep_ecclesiolo.html   (1275 words)

This means that the ecclesiology of local Churches derives from the formulation of the Eucharistic ecclesiology.
In Orthodox theology the idea of Eucharistic ecclesiology was first expressed by exiled Russian theologians in opposition to the pretensions of Roman centralism.
The ecclesiology of communion was reduced to a consideration of relations between the local Church and the universal Church; this in turn was reduced to the problem of determining the area of competence of each.
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 and :: ecclesiology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cellular Mitosis is cell division in which one somatic cell divides to produce two cells each of which has the identical genetic content (same number of chromosomes) as the original somatic cell.
One of the things I appreciate about the emerging church for those in the Western tradition is that Scripture is being given a context, a location, a people, a history, a tradition, etc. in a way that was lost during the height of modern epistemological project.
Part of the gift that the Orthodox tradition offers to the Roman, Protestant and especially the emerging church is a theo-praxis of an incarnational ecclesiology which renders cultural relevance irrelevant.
dwightfriesen.blog.com /ecclesiology   (3483 words)

 Gender and Ecclesiology; Issues for Contemporary Baptists
I argued that this was a consequence of their ecclesiology, and the implications of this were perceived as radically altering the way in which the world was constructed and the understanding of what it meant to stand as human before God.
I have tried to show, however, that because of their commitment to an ecclesiology which was at odds with the mainline thinking of their period, they found that not only their understanding of church but also of human existence in its most fundamental implications was also reshaped.
The implications of such an ecclesiology involve more than that we order our worship in a certain way, or even than that we organise the governing of the church in a certain way, though these are important issues.
www.ibts.cz /academics/lectures/ruth3.html   (9237 words)

 A New Ecclesiology
It is an irony that Luther named one of his writings on ecclesiology 'The Babylonian Captivity of the Church' (1520).
The most fundamental error in the history of Christian ecclesiology is limiting the fellowship of saints (koinonia--Acts 2:42) to an organized institution.
The history of 'ecclesiology' is saturated with men adding foolish regulations, personal preferences, and vain philosophy to the gospel.
www.5solas.org /media.php?id=556   (6387 words)

 Primacy and Unity in Orthodox Ecclesiology - OrthodoxWiki
Primacy and Unity in Orthodox Ecclesiology - OrthodoxWiki
For such a primacy to be accepted and applied an ecclesiology of communion rooted deeply in a theology, and even an ontology of communion, would be necessary.
In Orthodox ecclesiology, all bishops possess a fundamental equality, even if, because of practical reasons, some are given a higher position than others.
www.orthodoxwiki.org /Primacy_and_Unity_in_Orthodox_Ecclesiology   (3880 words)

 Ecclesiology and Ethics Intro
These texts are the reports from the three meetings in the World Council of Churches' study programme on Ecclesiology and Ethics.
The study was conducted jointly by Faith and Order and programme unit III (Justice, Peace and Creation), and ran from 1992 to 1996.
The purpose of the meetings, and of these texts, was not to develop a "common" position or to produce a unanimously-agreed statement on specific ethical issues.
www.wcc-coe.org /wcc/what/faith/eeintro.html   (266 words)

 This is Jordon Cooper's weblog
The wikipedia article, often held to be one of the best descriptions of the emerging church has this to say about emerging ecclesiology, “Reflecting its decentralized and local nature, the emerging church does not maintain a mutually agreed-on ecclesiology, or set of beliefs defining the specific role and nature of the church.
If the emerging church is to have an ecclesiology, it will emerge out of the attempt to balance the perceived current imbalance of “in it, not of it”.
Howard Snyder gave an excellent paper on Wesleyan ecclesiology, Rad Zdero presented a paper on house churches in Canada and Jared Siebert gave a paper on the emerging church (where he compared the emerging church to bus ministry) Jared created a podcast and it will be posted at the Life Cycle Project.
www.jordoncooper.com   (6232 words)

 titusonenine » Ecclesiology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Whenever, therefore, we perceive the Church scattered by the wiles of Satan, or torn in pieces by the cruelty of the ungodly, or disturbed by false doctrines, or tossed about by storms, let us learn to turn our eyes to this gathering of the elect.
The truth is that we who stand in the mainstream of the faith belong here, not the cuckoos in the nest who have sought to grab control.
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 Catholicism: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Catholicism has two main ecclesiastical Ecclesiology quick summary:
Ecclesiology is that branch of christian theology that deals with the doctrine pertaining to the church: its role in salvation, and its origin, its...
Communion and liberation, or cl, is a lay ecclesial movement within the catholic church....
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 The nature and Purpose of the Church
Moreover, Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry, Confessing the One Faith and Church and World, sent to the churches for response and reception, are ways of keeping alive in the churches the imperative of Christ's call to visible unity and the essential characteristics of that unity.
In the last decade work on ecclesiology and ethics, which continued the studies on, for example, racism and the community of women and men in the Church, has contributed to the understanding of our common Christian calling in the service of humanity and creation.
In its turn Faith and Order receives constantly insights about the unity to which God calls us from responses of the churches to its studies, the results of the bilateral dialogues, the work in other areas of the World Council of Churches and from reflection on the experience of the United and Uniting Churches.
www.wcc-coe.org /wcc/what/faith/nature1.html   (3698 words)

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Jordon Cooper: The Ecclesiology of the Emerging Church
The Ecclesiology of the Emerging Church by Jared Siebert :: Life Cycle Project Jared gave this paper yesterday.
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