Definitions for ecclesiologyɪˌkli ziˈɒl ə dʒi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ec•cle•si•ol•o•gyɪˌkli ziˈɒl ə dʒi(n.)
the study of ecclesiastical adornments and furnishings.
the study of church doctrine.
Origin of ecclesiology:
the branch of theology concerned with the nature and the constitution and the functions of a church
The branch of theology concerned with the doctrines, role etc. of a church.
the science or theory of church building and decoration
Ecclesiology usually refers to the theological study of the Christian Church. However, when the word was coined in England in the late 1830s, it was defined as the science of the building and decoration of church buildings and it is still, though rarely, used in this sense. In its theological sense, ecclesiology deals with the church's origin, its relationship to Jesus, its role in salvation, its polity, its discipline, its destiny, and its leadership. Since different ecclesiologies give shape to very different institutions, the word may also refer to a particular church or denomination’s character, self-described or otherwise – hence phrases such as Roman Catholic ecclesiology, Lutheran ecclesiology, and ecumenical ecclesiology.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name given in England to the study of church architecture and all that concerns the ground-plan and the internal arrangements of the parts of the edifice.
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