implications of the ecclesiologically
correct internal Gothic space
Theologically, Christologically, and ecclesiologically
, to see ourselves as one with fractures is vastly more authentic to the work and purpose of God in Christ through creation, through salvation history, through the work of the spirit today and towards the revealing of the kingdom of God, than it is to see ourselves as different, as other.
(17) Pope Francis especially introduced the ecclesiologically
filled concept of missionary discipleship, which has become prominent in both Roman Catholic and ecumenical debates.
Local ecumenism is in position to be a part of this transformation." (15) This transformation is what the lived witness of the church seeks to address theologically, ecclesiologically
, and receptively.
Each of the essays in this issue suggests ways in which the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition--once regarded as ethnically insular, theologically narrow, and ecclesiologically
sectarian--is being transformed through an engagement with broader contexts.
In spite of the potential pothole, I feel ecclesiologically
secure on the Baptist pavement, the idea of the independence of local churches.
Consonant with ecclesiologically
monophysite assumptions, one finds in the ITC document a similarly ahistorical understanding of a church whose officeholders might be included among the church's "sinful sons and daughters" but whose structures, like the particular forms of the sacrament of penance promoted in "Reconciliation and Penance," remain unaffected by the vagaries of ecclesial history in the world.
In the light of the Anglican tradition of faith how is the Anglican Communion to be understood ecclesiologically
Edward Kilmartin and Robert Daly offer a much more negative assessment of Trent on sacrifice, arguing that Trent's doctrines are ecclesiologically
problematic since it is the Church and not the priest who "makes" the Eucharist.
If the pedagogical meaning of this disagreement is reframed in a way that would attempt to bypass this disjunction and search for greater real-life application, ecclesiologically
it would run asunder because these students who disagree are not constructed as ecclesial agents to the degree and direction that they might contribute to the Church by offering a more refined and rigorous version of their disagreement in public.
In another excellent article, Martin Claussen resumes an important part of his recent book on Chrodegang of Metz in a well-argued and ecclesiologically
profound comparison of Luke's Acts with Chrodegang's surprisingly similar treatment of unity, commonality, and above all property.
To begin this process in North America, I concur with the prophetic plea of Douglas John Hall that Christians disestablish and disengage themselves socially and ecclesiologically
from current values that have perpetuated a narrow way of understanding themselves and reengage with others with a global perspective, reappropriating the sense of being "the disciple community described by the Scriptures and treasured throughout the ages by prophetic minorities." (40) Christianity in fact has become a world religion, and the church has become a world church.