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Ecclesiology

Ecclesiology (Gk., ekkesia, ‘assembly’). Originally the study of Christian church architecture, but now reflection on the nature of the Church. Ecclesiology points at one extreme to the hierarchical and authoritarian system of Vatican Catholicism (modified in theory, but not yet in practice, by conciliarity: see ANTIPOPE), and at the other to the koinōnia (communion) of the New Testament which is translated into house churches, local gatherings networked into monitoring organizations.

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Ecclesiology

Ecclesiology. The study of churches, church-history, traditions, decorations, and furnishings. The Ecclesiological Society was a powerful force in the English Gothic Revival, and its journal, The Ecclesiologist (1841–68), was influential, especially in the making (or breaking) of architectural reputations.

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CCS (1842–68, 1847);
J. Curl (2002b);
Eastlake (1970)

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