This particular theological reading of religious organization is what Hudson calls the "churchly
understanding." He stated that the churchly
understanding "is rooted in the conviction that God's fundamental purpose in Christ was to create for himself a people, God's people, the body of Christ.
No longer center, crown, or "queen" of all academia, its "theological science" was assaulted from opposite sides: scientific critics called it too Christian and theological for genuine science; churchly
critics complained it was too scientific and remote from the church for truly Christian theology.
As concerns the place of women in the faith community, two texts come immediately to mind as nominations for orthodoxy's "text reversal." First is Matthew 23:9, where Jesus says: "Call no man on earth your father, for you have one Father who is in Heaven." Structuring that title as a necessary resume requirement for Churchly
office has proven to be a reversal of this instruction from Jesus, turning away from his radical re-visioning of what it could mean to be family to one another, and back toward the old paternalistic domination system of the pagan world.
"Fellowship" is the basic koinon-term in the document, (84) with qualifiers denoting the churchly
character and order of Christian koinonia.
At the international level, this churchly
concern led Bosch to devote considerable energy to overcoming the so-called evangelical-ecumenical debate in mission.
These are chiefly of two kinds: the worldly ones praised it with quite conventional rhetoric, while the churchly
ones attacked it for inadequate piety.
The church points to what the minister, chaplain, theologian, or churchly
agent for mercy or justice can offer alongside medical practitioners, researchers, and secular counsellors who also contribute their some in an enormously complex scene.
While I wish for more detail on these involvements, he does cite how his San Francisco congregation helped him develop a conscience on gender questions in a churchly
A Lutheran sense of evangelization can be actualized and deepened in terms of a vocatio catholica, recognizing and embracing those outside the churchly
She might have elaborated on the use of Romanesque for synagogues, on the Continent and in America, and the strain of Jewish thought that perceived Romanesque as a useful alternative to the too churchly
He keeps all the monastic rules and churchly
traditions, yet his life and his words make it clear that these are but means to an end and never an end in themselves.
There is a great temptation in any religion or spirituality to domesticate the Divine and thus make God our family, churchly
, tribal or national deity.