Ecclesiology

Ecclesiology, Theological study of the Christian Church.

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In Christian theology, ecclesiology is the study of the Church, the origins of Christianity, its relationship to Jesus, its role in salvation, its polity, its discipline, its eschatology, and its leadership. In its early history, one of the Church's primary ecclesiological issues had to do with the status of Gentile members in what had been essentially a Jewish sect. It later contended with such questions as whether it was to be governed by a council of presbyters or a single bishop, how much authority the bishop of Rome had over other major bishops, the role of the Church in the world, whether salvation was possible outside of the institution of the Church, the relationship between the Church and the State, and questions of theology and liturgy and other issues. Ecclesiology may be used in the specific sense of a particular church or denomination's character, self-described or otherwise. This is the sense of the word in such phrases as Catholic ecclesiology, Protestant ecclesiology, and ecumenical ecclesiology.

Catholic ecclesiology
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Catholic ecclesiology ... Catholic ecclesiology is the theological study of the Catholic Church, its nature and organization, as described in revelation or in philosophy. Such study...

Chalcedonian Christianity
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Chalcedonian Christianity ... Chalcedonian Christianity refers to the branch of Christianity that accepts and upholds theological and ecclesiological resolutions of the Council of Chalcedon...

Protestant ecclesiology
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Protestant ecclesiology ... The term Protestant ecclesiology refers to the spectrum of teachings held by the Protestant Reformers concerning the nature and mystery of the invisible...

East–West Schism
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East–West Schism ... several different ecclesiologies: "communion ecclesiology", "eucharistic ecclesiology", "baptismal ecclesiology", "trinitarian ecclesiology", "kerygmatic...

Eastern Orthodox theology
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Eastern Orthodox theology ... hermeneutic defined by a polyvalent Sacred Tradition, a concretely catholic ecclesiology, a robust theology of the person, and a principally recapitulative and...

Roman Curia
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Roman Curia ... The Roman Curia (Latin: Romana Curia ministerium suum implent) comprises the administrative institutions of the Holy See and the central body through which...

Ignatius of Antioch
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Ignatius of Antioch ... example of early Christian theology. Important topics they address include ecclesiology, the sacraments, and the role of bishops. Nothing is known of Ignatius'...

Ecclesiastical polity
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Ecclesiastical polity ... authority relationships between churches. Polity relates closely to ecclesiology, the study of doctrine and theology relating to church organization....

Catholic particular churches and liturgical rites
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Catholic particular churches and liturgical rites ... headed by a bishop (or equivalent), as defined by Catholic canon law and ecclesiology. A liturgical rite depends on the particular church the bishop (or equivalent)...

Federalism
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Federalism ... As in political federalism, in presbyterian ecclesiology there is shared sovereignty. Other ecclesiologies also have significant representational and federalistic...

Puritans
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Francis A. Sullivan
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Trinity
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Apostolic Church (denomination)
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Great Commission
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History of Christianity
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Augustine of Hippo
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Paul the Apostle
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