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Ecclesiology I
The Church:
The People of God


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"God has gathered together
as one all those who in faith
look upon Jesus as the author of
salvation and the source of
unity and peace, and has established
them as the Church"

Vatican II: Constitution on the Church


Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Vatican II

First dogmatic constitution on the church of Christ Vatican I

The Church's Contemporary Mission Pope Paul VI: Ecclesiam Suam, 1964

The Mystical Body of Christ Pope Pius XII: Mystici Corporis, 1943

On the Supranationality of the Church Pope Pius XII: Ad Sinarum Gentem, 1954

Some Aspects of the Church Understood As Communion 1992 letter to the bishops of the Catholic Church from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

General Catechetical Directory, 1971 See articles 65-67 on The Church, People of God and Saving Institution; The Church as Communion; The Church as Saving Institution

Holy Office: 1949 Letter to the Archbishop of Boston Explaining the true sense of Catholic doctrine that there is no salvation outside the Church

Another Way of Being Church Bishop Pedro Casaldáliga Plá

The Claims of the Primacy and the Costly Call to Unity Archbishop John R. Quinn's Oxford lecture on papacy and collegiality

The Unity of the Catholic Church By St. Cyprian [200-258 AD]

A Global Sign of Outward Grace: The Sacramentality of the World Church in the Era of Globalization By Agbonkianmeghe Orobator in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 2012

Response to Orobator By William J. O'Neill in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 2012

The Infallibility of the Church: A Marian Mystery By Roch Kereszty in Communio: International Catholic Review, Fall 2011

A New Vision for the Catholic Church: A View from Ireland By Gerry O'Hanlon SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, June 2011

Gratitude as a Christian Virtue and it's Involvement in the Mission of the Church By Sorin Cosma. Scroll to page 27. Theologia, a publication of the Orthodox Theology Faculty from “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, July-September 2011

Contrasting ecclesial functions in the second century: “Diakonia,” “Diakonoi,” “Episkopoi” and “Presbyteroi” in the Shepherd of Hermas and Ignatius of Antioch's Letters By Dan Batovici, 2011

Anti-Catholicism and Modern Church-State Relations By Thomas C. Berg, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN - School of Law, Fall 2011

The Church By Christian W. Troll, S.J. in Muslims ask, Christians answer, 2010

Salvation outside the Church - But why, then, evangelize?: Reflections from a Roman Catholic perspective By Stephen Bevans, SVD, January 2010

Of Such is the Kingdom (cf. 1 Timothy 4:12) By Dr. Andrew Thomas Kania on the website Catholica, 2010. On important differences between Byzantine and Latin Rite practices

The Church Community: A Distinct Cultural, Social and Spiritual Context By Margaret Ghosn MHSF

Images, Understandings, and Models of the Church in History: An Update By Brian Gleeson CP

The Church as Liberation Community from Patriarchy: The Praxis of Ministry as Discipleship of Equals By Rosemary Radford Ruether

Pope Benedict XVI and the Church By Thomas P. Rausch SJin Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, September 2010

Church: Seeking First the Kingdom of God By Gerard M Goldman in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2010

Towards a "Lay Hermeneutic" in Ecclesiology By Levy Lara Lanaria in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI and the Church By Thomas Rausch SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, September 2010

Florosky's “The Boundaries of the Church” in Dialogue with the Reformed Tradition: Toward a Catholic and Charismatic Ecumenical Ecclesiology By Rev. Steven D. Aguzzi, Spring 2009

The Role of Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in the Implementation of Reconciliation, Justice and Peace in Africa By Joseph G. Healey, M.M., September 2009

What on Earth's the Church For? By Peter Knott SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, June 2009

The Mission Has a Church, The Mission Has Ministers: Thinking Missiologically about Ministry and the Shortage of Priests By Stephen Bevans, SVD in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2009

Animating Leadership in the People of God By Gail Gill in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2009

The Challenges Facing the Church in Ireland in the Aftermath of the Ryan Report By Aileen Walsh in Working Notes of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, November 2009

What on Earth's the Church for? By Peter Knott SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, June 2009

Gaudium et Spes - The Shape of the Church: Past, Present and to Come… By Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, March 2009

Gaudium et Spes -The Shape of the Church: Past, Present and to Come… By Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, February 2009

The Priesthood Today: We're All in This Together By James Martin, S.J. in Catholic Update, 2009

The European Convention on Human Rights and Church-State Relations: Pluralism vs. Pluralism By Françoise Tulkens in Cardozo Law Review, June 2009

Vatican II and the Ecclesiology of Joseph Ratzinger By Fr. Maximilian Heinrich Heim. The Introduction to Joseph Ratzinger: Life in the Church and Living Theology—Fundamentals of Ecclesiology with Reference to Lumen Gentium. Ignatius Insight, 2008

Bonhoeffer's Missional Ecclesiology By Patrick Franklin in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 9, 2007-2008

The Church's Engagement in Civil Society: A New Way of Being Christians in India Today By Michael Amaladoss, SJ, in Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection, August 2008

The Church as Sacrament of the Kingdom: A Reformed Commentary By M E Brinkman, VU University Amsterdam, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2008

Trying to Get It Right: Taking Seriously the Church as a People Gathered by God Linda M. Cannell in Common Ground Journal, Fall 2008. Scroll down to page 11

Equipping Leadership: Preparing God's People for Personal, Congregational, and Community Transformation Elizabeth A. Wourms in Common Ground Journal, Fall 2008. Scroll down to page 93

Joining and Belonging: Toward Church Membership as Sharing in Mission By Steve Wimmer in Common Ground Journal, Fall 2008. Scroll down to page 82

The Meaning of Subsistit In As Explained by The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith By Francis A. Sullivan, S.J. in Theological Studies, March 2008

Some Considerations on Collegiality and Synodality in the Light of Lumen Gentium By Claudiu Ciubotariu SJ in Studia Theologica, 2008

Church and State Today: What Belongs to Caesar, and What Doesn't By Archbishop Charles Chaput in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2008

Beyond Collegiality: The Local Church Left Behind by the Second Vatican Council By Gilles Routhier, Universite Laval, Quebec, in CTSA Proceedings, 2007

Does the Church Deliver? Perceptions amongst South Africans about the Role of the Church in the HIV/AIDS Field By P J van Dyk & A C van Dyk, University of South Africa, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2007

The Church in the World Today By Therese Carroll RSJ in Australian EJournal of Theology, 2007

To Dare More Democracy within the Church By Johannes Roser in Christ in der Gegenwart, 2007

Human Resources Management for Church Ministry By Sharon Messina in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2007

'International Priests' and the Mission of the Church By Richard Lennan in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2007

From Oxford to Rome: Newman's Ecclesial Conversion By Walter E. Conn in Theological Studies, September 2007

The "Catholic Church" Subsists in the "Catholic Church" By Peter Knauer in The Way, 2006

Response to Karl Becker, S.J., on the Meaning of "Subsistit in" By Francis A. Sullivan in Theological Studies, June 2006

Church in Democracy By Hans Maier in Stimmen der Zeit, 2006

Cultural Diversity and Religious Pluralism: The Church's Mission in Asia By Peter C. Phan in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2006

An Ecclesiology of Groaning: Augustine, the Psalms, and the Making of Church By Michael C. McCarthy in Theological Studies, March 2005

The Holy Spirit in the Church Fulcrum Conference Address by Anglican Bishop Tom Wright , 2005

We are Church - A Kindom of Priests By Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, 2005

Church and Culture: A Religio-Theological Perspective By P.J. van der Merwe in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

The People of God: An Orthodox Perspective By George C. Papademetriou of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, 2005

A Dialectic Engagement with the Social Sciences in an Ecclesiological Context By Neil Ormerod in Theological Studies, December 2005

Caesar's Coin: How Should Church And State Interact? Archbishop Roland Minnerath

Bringing African Culture into the Church By Buti Tlhagale

A Dialectic Engagement with the Social Sciences in an Ecclesiological Context By Neil Ormerod in Theological Studies, December 2005

Belonging, Community, and the Church: Some Theological and Pastoral Reflections By Vincent Battaglia in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2005

The Trinity's First Creation the Church: An Orthodox Bishop's Appreciation of the West's Greatest Father of the Church By Lawrence Cross in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2005

The Church as Agent of Hope: What can Religious Faith Contribute to Life in Contemporary Australia? By Mark Raper SJ in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2005

Journeying to the Other Side: Beyond Previously Accepted Boundaries By Antoinette Gutzler, M.M. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2005

My Vision for the Church By Benedict XVI in Catholic Update, 2005

Messianic Nation: A Christian Theological Critique of American Exceptionalism By William T. Cavanaugh in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

Cultural Influences on the Development of Early Church Structures: Implications for Contextual Ecclesiology By Michael T. Cooper in Common Ground Journal, Fall 2004

Revitalizing the Small Church: A Spiritual Model By Terri Birkett in Common Ground Journal, Fall 2004

The Upside Down Church Linda M. Cannell in Common Ground Journal, Fall 2004

What Has Athens To Do With Jerusalem?: Establishing the Church in the [African] Society By Emeka Obiezu, OSA

Victor People By Douglas Knight in Studia Theologica, 2004

Models of the Church By Dănuţ Mănăstireanu in Studia Theologica, 2004

Millstones amid Milestones By Jojo M. Fung, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2004

Two There Are, Your Holiness: Suggestion for the Next Pope's Agenda in Line with John Paul II's Invitation in Ut Unum Sint By Aloysius Pieris, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2004

A Eucharistic Church By Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, in America, December 20, 2004

The Church and International Order By Renato Cardinal Martino in Ave Maria Law Review, 2004

The Final Frontier - The Armchair Pilgrims' Guide to Online Shrines By Ian Elmer, lecturer in New Testament Studies at the McAuley Campus of Australian Catholic University, February 2003

Being Church in India Today: Patch, Cloak Fringe, and Divided Clothes of Christ in an Age of Religious Conflict By The Revd Dr Sathianathan Clarke, 2003

Living a Fraternal Communion "One Heart, One Soul" in Our International Community: Mission Impossible? By Jozef Lapauw, CICM, in Chronica, January-February 2003

The Church: Called, Gathered, and Faithful By Friends United Meeting Theological Commission, in Quaker Theology, Fall-Winter 2003

The Internet and the Church of the Future: The Coming of the Fourth Church By John Quinn in The Way, 2003

Issues of Justice, Leadership and Authority in the Church By Cathy Molloy, Research Officer for the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, April 2003

Living in Dark Times By Andrew Murray SM in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2003

A Schizophrenic Process in the Church? The Conservative Retreat from the Social Dimension of the Gospel By Bruce Duncan CSsR  in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2003

The Church in the Post-Postmodern World By Neil Brown in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2003

Issues of Justice, Leadership and Authority in the Church By Cathy Molloy in Working Notes of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, 2003

Structure of a Systematic Ecclesiology By Neil Ormerod in Theological Studies, March 2002

Authority in the Church By Bernard Hoose in Theological Studies, March 2002

New Way of Being Church in Asia By Edmund Chia, FSC, June 2002

Proclamation of the Reign of God as Mission of the Church: What For, To Whom, By Whom, With Whom, and How? By Peter Phan in Theology@McAuley, 2002

Bonaventure and the Sin of the Church By C. Colt Anderson in Theological Studies, December 2002

The Gospel, Church and Culture: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Mission, Evangelisation and the Dialogue with Culture By Wayne Tinsey in Theology@McAuley, 2002

The Ratzinger/Kasper Debate: The Universal Church and Local Churches By Kilian McDonnell in Theological Studies, June 2002

The Body of Christ: Saint Symeon the New Theologian on Spiritual Life and the Hierarchical Church By Alexander Golitzin. Given at the International Conference on St. Symeon the New Theologian at Bose, September, 2002

The Essential Nature and Task of the Church By Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, 2002

The Pneumatological Ekklesia: A Comparative and Constructive Work in Contemporary Ecclesiology By Gene Mills in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, Summer 2002

Church of the Future -- A Sketch for the Jerusalem Symposium By Henry Wansbrough OSB, Oxford University Faculty of Theology, for the Jerusalem Youth Forum, 2002

Is the Church Past Its Use-By Date? Seeking Hope in the Midst of Crisis By Richard Lennan in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2002

The Sensus Fidelium of the People of God in Asia By Edmund Chia, F.S.C. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2002

Conversion and Discipleship as Goals of the Church's Mission By in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2002

Dominus Iesus: An Ecclesiological Critique By Richard P. McBrien of Notre Dame University, 2001

Scriptural Images of the Church: An Eastern Orthodox Reflection By Alexander Golitzin. Written November 12, 2001, at the request of the Ecclesiology section, Faith and Order, World Council of Churches

The Ecclesiology of Vatican II By Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 2001

The Church in a Postmodern Culture By Laurence Paul Hemming in The Way, 2001

Vocations: How Is God Calling Me? By Fidelis Tracy, C.D.P. in Catholic Update, 2001

How the Spirit Guides the Church: Two Views in Matthew and John By William H. Shannon in Catholic Update, 2001

Localization Resisting Globalization: Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs) in the Postmodern Era By Karl M. Gaspar, C.Ss.R. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2001

Communion Ecclesiology and Black Liberation Theology By Jamie T. Phelps in Theological Studies, December 2000

The Place of Silencing in the Teaching of the Church By Jeannine Gramick, SSND, at Haverford College, Philadelphia, PA, Sept 2000

The Church the Body of Christ By Christos Sp. Voulgaris, Dean of the school of Theology, University of Athens

The People Of God: Its Unity And Its Glory The Father George Florovsky Memorial Lecture by Constantine Scouteris. A discussion of John 17:17-24 in the light of patristic thought

Embodying the Gospel in Community By Richard Hays in The Mennonite Quarterly Review, October 2000

Ecclesiology as Social Ethics: Introduction By Craig Uffman

Ecclesiology as Social Ethics: Calvin on the Church, Discipline and the Advocates of Schism By Craig Uffman

Ecclesiology as Social Ethics: Paul, Corinth and the Practice of Holy Discipline By Craig Uffman

Ecclesiology as Social Ethics: Paul on the Gospel and Table Fellowship By Craig Uffman

The Mission of the Church in Gaudium et spes By Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, in Mission of the Church, 2000

The Ecclesiology of the Constitution on the Church, Vatican II, 'Lumen Gentium' By Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

The Church as Covenant, Culture, and Communion By Carl F. Starkloff in Theological Studies, September 2000

Ethnicity, Common Good and the Church in Contemporary Africa By Rev. Dr Aquiline Tarimo, SJ, September 2000

Unfinished Encounter: a Note on the Voice and Tone of Ecclesia in Asia By John Manford Prior, SVD in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2000

Taking a Forward Leap: Understanding Proclamation, Church and Unity By Jojo M. Fung, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2000

The Place of the Local Church in the Liberation/Inculturation Debate: The Infanta Prelature Experience By Sophia Marriage in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2000

Ecclesia in Asia: Challenges for Asian Christianity By Peter C. Phan in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2000

The Concept of the Church According to David Yonggi Cho By Sutrisna Widjaja in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2000

Discovering the Face of Jesus in Asia Today From the Office of Human Development of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, 1999. Many sections of this document deal with the church

Six Ways to Be Truly Catholic By Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B. in St. Anthony Messenger, June 1999

Henri De Lubac and the Roots of Communion Ecclesiology By Dennis M. Doyle in Theological Studies, June 1999

Church and State By Donald X. Burt, OSA. Chapter 11 of Friendship and Society: An Introduction to Augustine's Practical Philosophy, 1999

The Oxford Movement and the 19th-Century Episcopal Church: Anglo-Catholic Ecclesiology and the American Experience By Larry Crockett in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, August 1999

The Church as Sacrament: Towards an Ecclesial Spirituality By Richard R. Gaillardetz in The Way, 1999

Christ's Spirit as Empowerment of the Church-as-Family By Laurenti Magesa in The Model of "Church-as-Family": Meeting the African Challenge, CUEA Publications, 1999

Turning 20, Embracing Dialogue:New Ways of Being Church By Edmund Chia in Inter-Religio, 1999

The Church as a Communion of Faith Letter of Leobard D'Souza, Archbishop Emeritus of Nagpur, India, February 1998

Augustine on Marriage, Monasticism, and the Community of the Church By Willemien Otten in Theological Studies, September 1998

The Theological Locus of Ecclesial Movements By Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, in Communio, Fall 1998

The Transformative Mission of the Church in the Thought of Gregory Baum By Rebecca McKenna in Theological Studies, December 1998

Should the Church Repent? By Avery Dulles, SJ, in First Things, December 1998

I Am the Catholic Church By Father Michael Gilligan

Bishop Reinhold Stecher's November 1997 Letter The thoughts of the bishop of Innsbruck concerning the Roman document, Instruction on Certain Questions Regarding the Collaboration of the Non-Ordained Faithful in the Sacred Ministry of [the] Priest

Journet, Congar, and the Roots of Communion Ecclesiology By Dennis M. Doyle in Theological Studies, September 1997

Church as Structure and Communitas: Victor Turner and Ecclesiology By Carl F. Starkloff in Theological Studies, December 1997

Charisms, Movements and Communities in the Church Four texts: "The Rise of Catholic Movements: Know Them by Their Fruits," Jean Vanier; "Neo-Pentecostalism: A Pastoral Response," the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India; "The Renewal of Christian Life as Charism of the Spirit: Guidelines for the Renewal of Catholic Charismatic Movements," the Indonesian Bishops' Conference; "Communion and Mission: A Guide on Small Church Communities," a statement by the United States National Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Catholic Identity of Catholic Institutions By Charles E. Curran in Theological Studies, March 1997

The Common and the Ordained Priesthood By David Coffey in Theological Studies, June 1997

The Vocation of Christianity in a Conflictual World By Charles C. West of Princeton Theological Seminary. Chapter 10 of the book Abrahamic Faiths, Ethnicity And Ethnic Conflicts, 1997

The New Tension Between Individual and Community in Christ: 'Community' in the Work of Hans Urs Von Balthasar By Fr. Bevil Bramwell, OMI, Ave Maria University

The New Ecclesiology of Vatican II By Walbert Bühlmann, OFM (Cap.), 1996

Church and the Sea of Life: Ship or Lifeboat? By Mark Muldoon in The Way, 1996

Church and the Sea of Life: Ship or Lifeboat? By Caroline Dawson in The Way, 1996

Church and the Sea of Life: Ship or Lifeboat? By John Veltri in The Way, 1996

Mohler, Schleiermacher, and the Roots of Communion Ecclesiology By Dennis M. Doyle in Theological Studies, September 1996

Freedom in the Church: Conflicting Horizons By Jacqueline Hawkins in The Way, 1995

The Church in the Catechism of the Catholic Church A Guide prepared by Gerald Darring

Irretrievable Breakdown? Disestablishment and the Church of England By Julian Rivers in Cambridge Papers, December 1994

Lear and the Future of the Church By John Pridmore in The Way, 1994

Inculturation in the FABC Documents By Ladislav Nemet, S.V.D. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 1994

Church of the Poor: The Ecclesiology of Gustavo Gutiérrez By James B. Nickoloff in Theological Studies, September 1993

Do We Believe in a Church of Sinners? By Kevin T. Kelly in The Way, 1993

Changing My Mind about the Changeable Church By Richard A. McCormick, S.J. in the Christian Century

The Church of Jesus Christ Mennonite Confesion of Faith; Article 9

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 1, Section 2 Article 9 -- I believe in the holy Catholic Church

Three Dimensions to the 'Koinonia' of the Holy Spirit Extract from Chapter 2 of 'How to be a Local Church' by John Cole 1992

Being 'Church' By Sue King in The Way, 1992

A Holy People By Siegfried Wiedenhofer in The Way, 1992

The Idea of The Church Father Paul McPartlan

The Church in the Nicene Creed Article discussing the section of the Nicene Creed dealing with the church

Ecclesiology and Ethics in 1 Corinthians By Richard B. Hays in Ex Auditu

Vatican Response to the New Religious Movements By John A. Saliba in Theological Studies, March 1992

Organizing the People of God: Social-Science Theories of Organization in Ecclesiology By Clare Watkins in Theological Studies, December 1991

Rethinking Church Models through Scripture By Walter Brueggemann in Theology Today, 1991

Discipleship as a Craft, Church as a Disciplined Community By Stanley Hauerwas in The Christian Century, October 1, 1991

Rekindling Hope By Gibson Winter in The Way, 1991

Confession and Community: An Israel-like View of the Church By George Lindbeck in The Christian Century, May 9, 1990

The Church: Local and Universal A Study Document Commissioned and Received by the Joint Working Group of the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches, August 1990

The Church as Koinonia: A Central Theme of Vatican II By Peter Neuner in The Way, 1990

Formation and the Koinonia Church By Vicky Cosstick in The Way, 1990

Reform and Renewal: Signs of Life and Growth in the Church Homily Model by Ingrid Shafer for Matthew 21: 28-32

On the History and Significance of "Subsistit in" in the Dogmatic Constitution Lumen Gentium By Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The Consensus of the Church: Differing Classic Views By Richard F. Costigan in Theological Studies, March 1990

A Half Century of Ecclesiology By Avery Dulles in Theological Studies, September 1989

The Pastoral Office in the Early Church By Carl A. Volz in Word & World, 1989

Ecclesiology I: Differing Gifts By Ellen Leonard in The Way, 1989

Ecclesiology II: Differing Responses to Mission By Ellen Leonard in The Way, 1989

Faith and Cultures: Challenges to a World Church By Robert J. Schreiter in Theological Studies, 1989

We Are God's Priestly People Pastoral letter by Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, 1988

The Mission of the Church in the Theology of the Social Gospel By Roger Haight in Theological Studies, September 1988

Communion Ecclesiology and Baptism in the Spirit: Tertullian and the Early Church By Kilian McDonnell in Theological Studies, December 1988

Forms of Ecclesiality: The Analogical Church By T. Howland Sanks in Theological Studies, December 1988

Infallibility and Church Authority: The Spirit's Gift to the Whole Church By Kenneth R. Overberg, S.J. in Catholic Update, 1988

The Church: Community of the Holy Spirit By John H. Wright in Theological Studies, March 1987

The Integration of Spiritual and Temporal: Contemporary Roman Catholic Church-State Theory By Leslie Griffin in Theological Studies, June 1987

A Radical Church? A Reappraisal of Anabaptist Ecclesiology By John E. Colwell, Pastor of King's Church, Catford, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1987

The Church's Treasures (Thesauri Ecclesiae) Then and Now By Carl J. Peter in Theological Studies, June 1986

Showing the Body: Reflections on 1 Corinthians 12-13 for Epiphany By Dennis Ormseth in Word & World, 1986

A Church to Come Home To Chapter 10 of Ingrid H. Shafer, Eros and the Womanliness of God: Andrew Greeley's Romances of Renewal, Loyola University Press, 1986

Conflict Within the Church By Jon Sobrino in The Way, 1986

Not Peace but the Sword By John Dalrymple in The Way, 1986

The Mystery of the Church Chapter 8 of the electronic edition of the New Edition (1985) of Andrew M. Greeley's The Great Mysteries: An Essential Catechism

The Identity and Purpose of the Church By Paul D. Hanson in Theology Today, 1985

John Peter Olivi and Papal Inerrancy: On a Recent Interpretation of Olivi's Ecclesiology By Brian Tierney in Theological Studies, June 1985

Basic Ecclesial Communities: A Meeting Point of Ecclesiologies By Marcello de C. Azevedo in Theological Studies, December 1985

What Does It Mean to 'Be Church'? By Greg Friedman, O.F.M. in Catholic Update, 1985

Infallibility in the Ecclesiology of Peter Richard Kenrick By Paul K. Hennessy in Theological Studies, December 1984

Faith, Church, and God: Insights from Michael Polanyi By Avery Dulles in Theological Studies, September 1984

Episcopal Collegiality and Papal Primacy in the Pre-Vatican I American Church By Paul K. Hennessy in Theological Studies, June 1983

Graced Communities: A Problem in Loving By Frank M. Oppenheim in Theological Studies, December 1983

Canon Law and Ecclesiology II: The Ecclesiological Implications of the 1983 Code of Canon Law By Clarence Gallagher in The Way, 1983

His Mercy Endures for Ever By Ladislas Örsy in The Way, 1983

The Emerging Church By Rosemary Haughton in The Way, 1983

The Church and Powerlessness By Austin Smith in The Way, 1983

Ecclesiology and the Problem of the One and the Many By Joseph A. Bracken in Theological Studies, June 1982

The Church's Religious Identity and Its Social and Political Mission By Francis Schussler Fiorenza in Theological Studies, June 1982

The Christian Church and the New Religious Movements: Towards Theological Understanding By John A. Saliba in Theological Studies, September 1982

Canon Law and Ecclesiology I By Clarence Gallagher in The Way, 1982

German Historicism and the Changing Image of the Church, 1780-1820 By Donald J. Dietrich in Theological Studies, March 1981

Infallibility: Rapprochement between Kung and the Official Church? By Peter Chirico in Theological Studies, December 1981

A Church for the Poor and the World: At Issue with Moltmann's Ecclesiology By Martin Tripole in Theological Studies, December 1981

Orthodox Ecclesiology in Outline By George Dion Dragas, University of Durham, in Greek Orthodox Theological Review, 1981

Priesthood, Kingship, and Prophecy By Joseph H. Crehan in Theological Studies, June 1981

The Church: Catholic and Ecumenical By Bernard J. Cooke in Theology Today, 1979

Teaching Authority and Infallibility in the Church By the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue in Theological Studies, March 1979

Different Ways: Basic Christian Communion By David Clark in The Way, 1979

The Church Yesterday and Today By Michael A. Fahey in The Way, 1979

The Breath of the Spirit and the Freedom of the Church By M. J. Le Guillou in The Way, 1979

The Emerging Church: Chaos or Incarnation By George B. Wilson in The Way, 1979

Philosophical Models in Ecclesiology By Thomas F. O'Meara in Theological Studies, March 1978

Dynamics of Change in the Church's Self-Understanding By Peter Chirico in Theological Studies, March 1978

We Are His People Pastoral letter by Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, 1978

"Humanae vitae" and Its Reception: Ecclesiological Reflections By Joseph Komonchak in Theological Studies, June 1978

Contraception and the Infallibility of the Ordinary Magisterium By John C. Ford and Germain Grisez in Theological Studies, June 1978

Providence and the Church By Joseph Gavin in The Way, 1978

A Place called Community By Parker J. Palmer in The Christian Century, March 16, 1977

Liberation Ecclesiology: Praxis, Theory, Praxis By T. Howland Sanks and Brian H. Smith in Theological Studies, March 1977

A Changing Ecclesiology in a Changing Church: A Symposium on Development in the Ecclesiology of Karl Rahner By J. Peter Schineller, Leo J. O'Donovan, John P. Galvin, and Michael A. Fahey in Theological Studies, December 1977

Office and Charism: Reflections on a New Study of Ministry By Edward J. Kilmartin in Theological Studies, September 1977

Christ and Church: A Spectrum of Views By J. Peter Schineller in Theological Studies, December 1976

Mission: The Symbol for Understanding the Church Today By Roger Haight in Theological Studies, December 1976

Comments on Roger D. Haight's Article By Robert T. Sears in Theological Studies, December 1976

Trinitarian Love as Ground of the Church By Robert T. Sears, with comments by Roger Haight, in Theological Studies, December 1976

Comments on Robert T. Sear's Article By Roger Haight in Theological Studies, December 1976

Catholicism as a Protestantism By John A. Miles, Jr. in Theology Today, 1976

Apostolic Office: Sacrament of Christ By Edward J. Kilmartin in Theological Studies, June 1975

Pluralism and Ecclesial Unity By James Quinn in The Way, 1975

Ministry in the Church By Gregory Baum, 1974

Continuity in the Church amid Structural Changes By Michael A. Fahey in Theological Studies, September 1974

The Benighted Church By P. G. Walsh in The Way, 1974

The Foundation of the Church: Biblical Criticism for Ecumenical Discussion By Aelred Cody in Theological Studies, March 1973

Ecclesiological Developments in Moltmann's Theology of Hope By Martin Tripole in Theological Studies, March 1973

Pope Leo XIII and "Americanism" By Margaret Mary Reher in Theological Studies, December 1973

Justice in the Church By Edward Stokes in The Way, 1973

The Cross and the Church By Simon Tugwell in The Way, 1973

Political Ecclesiology By Bernard F. Donahue in Theological Studies, June 1972

The Church, the Churches, and the Catholic Church By Avery Dulles in Theological Studies, June 1972

Paradoxes of Human Hope: The Messianic Horizon of Church and Society By Rosemary Radford Ruether in Theological Studies, June 1972

Diakonia, the Mission of the Church By Mary Louise Norpel in The Way, 1972

The Church as Eschatological Community By Avery Dulles in The Eschaton: A Community of Love, 1971

Motherhood of the Entire Church By Henri de Lubac, 1971

The Church as Eschatological Community Avery Dulles in The Eschaton: A Community of Love, 1971

Is there a distinct American contribution to the notion of Church? By Richard P. McBrien in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1971

Toward an Ecumenical Ecclesiology By J. Robert Nelson in Theological Studies, December 1970

Martin Luther and the Mission of the Church By Charles Chaney in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Winter 1970

Church and State By George Bull in The Way, 1970

Does Morality Call for the Church? By Gregory Baum in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1970

Does Liturgy Call for the Church? By Kilian McDonnell in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1970

Does Faith Call for the Church? By Carl J. Peter in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1970

The Church Today: Its Necessity and Role By Richard P. McBrien in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1970

Faith and the Church: A Reply to the Critique By Carl J. Peter in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1970

The Catholic Understanding of Office in the Church By E. Schillebeeckx in Theological Studies, December 1969

Dialogue in Ecclesiology By Sabbas J. Kilian in Theological Studies, March 1969

The Lutheran Doctrine of the Ministry: Catholic and Reformed By George A. Lindbeck in Theological Studies, December 1969

An Analysis of the Roman Catholic Congress on the Theology of Renewal in the Church By Charles A. Tipp, M.A., B.D. in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Winter 1969

The Ecclesiological Product of the Ecumenical Movement By Michael Pocock, Th.M., in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Summer 1969

The Crucified Church By Michael Ivens in The Way, 1969

Church and Kingdom: Ecclesiology in the Light of Eschatology By John C. Haughey in Theological Studies, March, 1968

Church and History in Vatican II's Constitution on the Church: A Protestant Perspective By Manfred Hoffmann in Theological Studies, June 1968

Ecclesial Cybernetics: Communication in the Church By Patrick Granfield in Theological Studies, December 1968

Authority, Connatural Knowledge, and the Spontaneous Judgment of the Faithful By John W. Glaser in Theological Studies, December 1968

One Church: What Does It Mean? By Peter Chirico in Theological Studies, December 1967

Bonhoeffer and the Church's Prophetic Mission By Eugene C. Bianchi in Theological Studies, December, 1967

The Worshipping Church By Placid Murray in The Way, 1966

The Church in History By Francis O'Connor in The Way, 1966

The Pilgrim Church By Bernard Cooke in The Way, 1966

The Church, the Sacrament of the World By Georges Dejaifve in The Way, 1966

The Temptations of the Church By Paul Edwards in The Way, 1966

Towards a Church of Service By Peter Hebblethwaite in The Way, 1966

A Man of the Church By Robert Murray in The Way, 1966

The Issue of Church and State at Vatican Council II By John Courtney Murray in Theological Studies, December 1966

The Church, the synagogue, and the ecumenical movement By Edward H. Flannery in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1966

Natural Law, Theology, and the Church By John J. Reed in Theological Studies, March 1965

The Growth of the Church By James Quinn in The Way, 1965

Freedom and the Catholic Church By Leonard Swidler in Theology Today, 1964

The Charismatic Element in The Church By Karl Rahner in The Dynamic Element in the Church, 1964

A Holy Church By Walter J. Burghardt in The Way, 1963

The Work of the Holy Spirit: Karl Barth on the Nature of the Church By Maurice B. Schepers in Theological Studies, December 1962

The New Testament View of the Church By Bruce M. Metzger in Theology Today, 1962

The Protestant Concept of the Church: An Ecumenical Consensus By Jaroslav Pelikan in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1962

How Should De Ecclesia Be Treated In Scientific Theology? By Richard X. Redmond in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1962

The Ecclesiology of Johann Adam Möhler By Peter Riga in Theological Studies, December 1961

Unity and diversity: the Catholic concept of the Church By Edward L. Murphy in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1960

The conception of the Church among the Eastern dissidents By Regis Barwig in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1960

Kingdom to Church: The Structural Development of Apostolic Christianity in the New Testament By David M. Stanley in Theological Studies, March 1955

The Church of the Word Incarnate Book by Charles Journet, 1955

The Visual Arts and the Teaching Church By Terrence R. O'Connor in Theological Studies, September 1954

Orestes Brownson on Church and State By Francis E. McMahon in Theological Studies, June 1954

Subordination of the State to the Church according to Suarez By Francis P. Canavan in Theological Studies, September 1951

The Mediation of the Church in Some Pontifical Documents By Francis X. Lawlor in Theological Studies, December 1951

Occult Heresy and Membership in the Church By Francis X. Lawlor in Theological Studies, December 1949

Sinners and the Mystical Body of Christ According to St. Augustine II By Stanislaus J. Grabowski in Theological Studies, March 1948

Sinners and the Mystical Body of Christ according to St. Augustine By Stanislaus J. Grabowski in Theological Studies, December 1947

The theology of the Church and the State By Joseph Clifford Fenton in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1947

St. Augustine and the Doctrine of the Mystical Body of Christ By Stanislaus J. Grabowski in Theological Studies, March 1946

The theological significance of the encyclical "Mystici corporis" By Joseph Bluett in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1946

The Holy Ghost in the Mystical Body of Christ according to St. Augustine: II By Stanislaus J. Grabowski in Theological Studies, March 1945

Three Early Treatises on the Church By E. A. Ryan in Theological Studies, June 1944

The Holy Ghost in the Mystical Body of Christ according to St. Augustine By Stanislaus J. Grabowski in Theological Studies, December 1944

The Mystical Body of Christ: 1890-1940 By J. Bluett in Theological Studies, June 1942

The Church and the Catholic Book by Romano Guardini, 1935

The essentials of spiritual unity Book by Fr. Ronald Knox, 1918

Church and State By R. J. M. Scroll to page 98. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 22, From January to October, 1897

Protestants and the Principle of Authority in Religion By F. W. Grey. Scroll to page 141. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 22, From January to October, 1897

The Attribute and Note of Sanctity in the Church By Augustine F Hewitt, C.S.P. Scroll to page 713. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 21, From January to October, 1896

Essay on the Unity of the Church: The Church Is One By Alexei Khomiakov. As published in Russia and the English Church during the Last Fifty Years, 1895

The Relations of the Church to Society: Theological Essays Book By Edmund J. O'Reilly, SJ, 1892

The Paraclete, the Life of the Church A short meditation by Cardinal Newman, 1881

Tracts on the Church and Her Offices Book by Oratorian Fr. Frederick William Faber, 1840

Lectures on the Prophetical Office of the Church By Cardinal Newman, 1837




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