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the branch of theology concerned with the nature and the constitution and the functions of a church

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If one means by the term "political" the "effort to sustain a hegemonic, territorial, sovereign entity, embodied in a physical collective of human beings and articulated to action for its own self-preservation," then one might legitimately ask whether or not one can coherently speak of Yoder's politics, for the ecclesiologically based "body politics" Yoder championed does not conform to the definition.
For it is tricky business, both ecclesiologically and strategically, to take on the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith -- the CDF -- in public.
It calls out for explanation since the Puritans differed from Calvin ecclesiologically, politically, economically, and to an important extent theologically, and also because that amorphous word, Calvinism, is not analysed in this book, save for some paragraphs on the impact of revived Aristotelianism after Calvin's death and the effect of the deductive principle on the doctrine of the eternal decrees.
With his grounded knowledge of the Indian church, Kim classifies the ways in which the church, both historically and ecclesiologically, engaged with the social context of India.
Ecclesiologically, most Churches of Christ and Christian Churches welcome a mutual recognition of the Christian faith among immersed believers.
For Orthodox ecclesiology, such eucharistic hospitality is neither theologically nor ecclesiologically possible while churches are not in communion with each other; eucharistic communion is fundamentally about relationships of churches to one another, rather than the relationships of individuals.
For both traditions, then, naming the bishops at all three levels in liturgical commemorations, rather than only at two, would be an ecumenically and ecclesiologically positive step that better reflects the organic life of each parish within the communion of churches at the local, regional, and universal levels--the life of communion as mutual inclusion.
Pedobaptism," Tie writes, "is, therefore, ecclesiologically untenable because it denies one's voluntary confession of faith and creates noncommitted membership" (p.
The very breadth of acknowledgement that any person is susceptible to the Devil's darts encourages empathetic responses to the predicaments of the criminally, ecclesiologically, and heretically deceived; the prospect of something like collective regeneration is a stimulant to negotiation with Satan's partisans in church and commonwealth.
Beyond that, it is hardly surprising that at first Anabaptism had no ecclesiologically fixed form and pursued no logically worked out strategy.
When inculturation is viewed ecclesiologically, we focus on how the local ecclesial community draws from its culture new expressions of its Christian faith in catechetics and liturgy and in forms of ministry and church structure.
Ecclesiologically, the teaching function of the church is broader than the hierarchical teaching office and includes all the people of God.
With his grounded knowledge of the Indian church, Kim classifies how the church, both historically and ecclesiologically, engaged with the social context of India.
Ecclesiologically speaking, the Chinese church is predominantly following the Congregationalist model: the structure of the church and decision-making system both are Congregationalist, although in places there are also Presbyterian elements in the governance of the church.
32) At every stage in the dialogue with the Anglican Communion that included separate regionalized meetings in England, Myanmar, Kenya, Chile, the Bahamas, and Nova Scotia, these diverse segments of the global Baptist community insisted that, while Baptists may be distinctive ecclesiologically, they confess the doctrines of the apostolic faith together with Anglicans and other Christians.