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For that group -- including Kung, French ecclesiologist Yves Congar, and German systematic theologian Karl Rahner -- the fundamental conciliar text is Gaudium et Spes, the document on the church in the modern world, with its soaring language about integrating the joys and hope, the grief and anguish, of humanity into what it means to be Christian.
Against this trend, ecclesiology from below imposes on the ecclesiologist what may be called a "whole-part" optic.
94 at age 90, just before his death, is clearly the outstanding ecclesiologist of this century, if not of all time.
But he should also be remembered as a great ecclesiologist.
More recently, Michael Hall has argued that when, in reviewing All Saints' in 1859, The Ecclesiologist referred to 'the same dread of beauty not to say the deliberate preference of ugliness' it was making a comparison with the contemporary paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites and was referring to a sort of aesthetic primitivism.
Dana Robert, from the vantage point of a historian, and Craig Van Gelder, as a missiological ecclesiologist, offer robust analyses of crucial developments in missiology, including constructive suggestions for moving forward.
35) While attending to the historical data, the philosophical ecclesiologist will attempt to abstract conceptual and normative principles from this data, examining such concepts as schism, fidelity, fundamentalism, and the distinction between development and decadence (36)
In the mid 1850s The Ecclesiologist was carrying letters for and against pews and Trevor Cooper has edited the correspondence in one essay.
Not only is Westhelle a profound ecclesiologist, but he also has a rhapsodic, poetic way of writing; he invites us to consider new metaphors from which to see the identity and mission of the church.
Augustus Welby Pugin (1812-1852), architect and Anglican ecclesiologist, is a name that figures prominently in the history of ecumenism in England.
Championed by such notables as Swiss theologian Hans Kung, French ecclesiologist Yves Congar, and German theologian Karl Rahner, and with Gaudium et Spes as their manifesto, they sought to humanize Catholicism and formulate new theology that expressed what they perceived to be an evolution of Christianity.