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ECCLESIASTIC. A clergyman; one destined to the divine ministry, as, a bishop, a priest, a deacon. Dom. Lois Civ. liv. prel. t. 2, s. 2, n. 14.

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shows how this dialectic underlies the development of his published thoughts connecting ecclesiology with reform, eschatology, and mission.
Ecclesiology means "the study of the church" or "what we say or believe about the church," from the Greek "ekklesia"--"those called to assemble"-and "logos," meaning "word," "verb," or "speech.
This eschatologically informed ecclesiology tempers the perennial Catholic temptation to triumphalism.
The issue also includes initial responses from select theologians who have in one way or another been engaged in Faith and Order ecclesiology.
The royal supremacy in Scotland was established by the Black Acts of 1584--one of the reasons why Scottish Presbyterians thought them "Black"--and retained by the Golden Act of 1592 (long before the union of the crowns in 1603); the oath requiring Scottish clergy to acknowledge the royal supremacy imposed by the Glasgow Assembly in 1610 and ratified by the Scottish parliament of 1612 was an attempt to get the clergy to accept a position which the crown believed was already established by Scottish law, not to impose an imperial model of a sacerdotal kingship or to force an English political ecclesiology on the Scots.
Gordon Zerbe, addressing the relevance of Paul's eschatological ecclesiology in a fresh way, concludes that it "allows no room either for any final ecclesial self-assurance or for any confidence in a presumed destiny of the other, the enemy" (45).
For example, Reformed readers of the first two chapters on ecclesiology are liable to be disappointed if they were hoping for some clear indication that the Catholic Church since Vatican II has or will soon recognize the non-Catholic ecclesial bodies as churches.
Simpson begins in his preface by situating Milton's theology of the church within the humanist traditions of the period, emphasizing the literary, textual and rhetorical qualities of Milton's ecclesiology.
However, here he gives priority to soteriology over ecclesiology.
Central to Simpson's articulation of the ecclesiology implicit in Paradise Regained are Areopagitica and De Doctrina Christiana.
He answered: in the understanding of the Church, in ecclesiology.
Grouped into three categories of exegesis, ecclesiology, and everyday life, the essays include "'Hallowed Be Your Name' (Matt 6:9): Reflections on the First Petition of the Lord's Prayer", "All Are Called: The Universal Vocation of the People of God", "Domestic Spirituality: Jonathan Edwards on Love, Marriage and Family Life" and many more.