A journal of academic theology

Structure of a Systematic Ecclesiology

[Drawing on the classical understanding of theology as faith seeking understanding, the author explores the structure of a systematic ecclesiology, arguing that such a theology must be empirical, critical, normative, dialectic, and practical. He further maintains that such a goal requires the critical engagement of the social sciences. His position is illustrated though an analysis of the emergence of structures of ministry in the early Church, viewed especially through 1 Clement and the letters of Ignatius of Antioch.]

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