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Ecclesiology Essay

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  • on January 8, 2013
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A  
Study
of
Ecclesiology
(Church   History)

Yesterday
Today
and
Tomorrow
By
Glen Maurice Lucas
A Research Paper
September 2011

This research paper is outlined as follows:

I Introduction

II Early Church History

III Gods Chosen People

IV Church History Outline of Events

V Conclusion

VI End Notes

VII Bibliography

Introduction

    My goal for this research paper on ecclesiology is to gain a better understanding

and   Insight into the church, the Church of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Being that I am not a theologian, I ask God to direct and guide me, knowing that

He will as He always does and for this I thank Him.

The definition of ecclesiology (ikli:zi-oledzi:) is the study of churches, their origins,

Building,   development and decoration. (Fr GK ekklesia, Church and Logas) (1)

There are so many variations of the church throughout the world that I could not

put the study of all into this one paper. That is a lifelong study of growth and

understanding. So for, the context of this paper I will keep to the Catholic tradition

for the most part. Even in that ,there are so many conflicting variations. Cardinal

Avery Dulles, put it so well when he said, “Christians have radically different visions

of the church, they are not agreed upon what the church truly is.” We as Christians  

(following Christ) have the hardest time accepting each other’s church. We go

around with an egotistical view of my church being better and more true to form

than your church.

This is a sad state, and not what Jesus I’m sure had in mind to spread the Good

News. The goals of the various churches are pretty much the same, to be saved

through Jesus and unlock the kingdom of Heaven. Then, why is it that sacraments

performed by one Christian church are not accepted by another? Is it not the same

God? Of course it is, there is only one God. Then what is the stumbling block for...

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