ecclesiology ecclesiology


  • (n) the branch of theology concerned with the nature and the constitution and the functions of a church


  1. Because ecclesiology underlies many other current debates in Christianitysuch as ecumenism, authority and hierarchy, secular v.
  2. This kind of religious infighting in which slights outweigh insights has no appeal to Jesuit Theologian Gustave Weigel, professor of ecclesiology at Maryland's Woodstock College.
  3. In the current issue of the Jesuit weekly America, Jesuit Gustave Weigel, professor of ecclesiology at Maryland's Woodstock College, agrees.


  • David Schindler: Hero

    There are not many books that have literally changed my life, but one of them is "Heart of the World, Center of the Church: Ecclesiology, Liberalism, and Liberation," by Professor David Schindler of the John Paul II Institute for the Study of Marriage and the Family.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

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  1. "Within a sound ecclesiology of communion, a commitment to creating better structures of participation, consultation and shared responsibility should not be misunderstood as a concession to a secular democratic model of governance, but as an...
    on Sep 12, 2004 By: Pope John Paul II Source: Zenit News Agency

  2. "As for me, I feel a primary duty to promote that sinodality which is so dear to Eastern ecclesiology, and which was greeted with appreciation by Vatican Council II", the Pope said. "The ecumenical question is often connected to the...
    on Sep 21, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: The Catholic Spirit

  3. "While war still raged," the Pope said, "he described the spiritual and visible relationships that unite men to the Word Incarnate, and he proposed integrating into this point of view all the principle themes of ecclesiology, offering for the...
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Pope Pius XII Source: Zenit News Agency

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