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ec·cle·si·ol·o·gy

 (ĭ-klē′zē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The branch of theology that is concerned with the nature, constitution, and functions of a church.
2. The study of ecclesiastical architecture and ornamentation.


ec·cle′si·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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This is particularly true of the early stages of the post-Vatican-II period, which was characterized by a strong ecclesiological focus on the reforms of the Second Vatican Council.
Priestly celibacy has also great ecclesiological significance.
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Using this volume in the classroom will clarify for readers that Orthodox theologians, by reacting to ecclesiological developments related with Vatican I and Vatican II, developed their own Orthodox ecclesiology.
2) As the title indicates, the task of this essay is to assess Staniloae's understanding of the intratrinitarian relationship between the Son and the Holy Spirit and its significance for the ecclesiological synthesis between Christology and pneumatology.
From an ecclesiological view, such a task requires a re-imagining of the visible unity of the Church, including differences, localities and contexts.
The Questionnaire itself had three distinct parts: A was Ecclesiological (pertaining to the internal functioning of the church); B was on Moral and Ethical issues; and C was on Sociological issues or Temporal Affairs.
The first covers the period from 1957, the beginning of F&O in the United States, to 1971, dealing with regional aspects such as the characteristics of the United States as an immigrant nation, the ecclesiological significance of councils of churches, sociopolitical and gender contexts, and local ecumenism.
Chapters two through six examine various aspects of the New Connexion including theological developments, ecclesiological structure, social and demographic characteristics, evangelistic strategies, and the theology of ministry.
The strong focus on ecclesiological concerns among early Anabaptists, Bollinger argues, "contributed to a practical and theological imbalance resulting in rapid divisions .