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  • The Kingdom Of God: What Is An Apostolic?

    Thesis: Because the Kingdom of God is meant for all of His people, the church is apostolic by being sent out to create this Kingdom through reaching out to marginalized groups. Therefore, the church has the duty to focus on encountering God with these groups. Scripture calls the church to go fourth and create justice, good, and peace for all people. Simply, this is the Kingdom of God. In fact, the word of the Lord states, “For even the Son of Man did not come to serve, but to serve, and to give by the Lord,” (Mark 10:15). If our Lord and Savior came to Earth to serve and create the Kingdom of God, we as his church are more than called to do the same. Going forth and creating the Kingdom of God is what defines apostolic. However, an apostolic church must be able to create the Kingdom for all people. In the church document, The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis claims, “No one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord,” (The Joy of the Gospel 12). Furthermore, in Pope Francis’s document, he explains how an apostolic church is more than just going forth, but it also includes a church with open doors (Joy of the Gospel 24). An apostolic church is an accepting church. Consequently, the church is truly apostolic by creating the Kingdom of God by reaching out and accepting marginalized groups. A marginalized group are people who are usually “despised or overlooked,” (Joy of the Gospel 25). Groups like homosexuals, minorities, elders, Muslims, and the poor are usually forgotten…

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  • Glory Of God Research Paper

    Imagine the power of darkness taking over our homes, schools and communities at an overwhelming rate. This is exactly what is happening today. Millions of believers are unprepared to confront this prevailing influence. Believers appear to be hiding behind the four walls of the church. This must change quickly if the power of God's kingdom is going to be established in the earth. And this transformation toward godliness must begin now instead of later. The disengagement of the modern day church…

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  • Liturgical Ecclesiology And Theoretical Analysis

    Ecclesiology, the theology of the nature of the Church, has become a major focus of study since the mid-20th century. Gordon Lathrop turns his attention to ecclesiology in Holy People: A Liturgical Ecclesiology. Lathrop lays out an argument for an ecclesiology for the Church that is shaped around the shared practices of baptism, proclamation of the Word and the celebration of the Eucharist. These practice share while being presented contextually relevant liturgies share universal meaning that…

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  • 'A Spirituality Of Ecclesiology': A Critical Analysis

    The Church is often associated as the old building where people are required to sit for an entire hour and listen to the priest give his homily. It is the place people have been taught to respect and give reverence to, yet it is also the very same place that people despise and take for granted. Many of the youth nowadays reject the Catholic Church and instead focus on their personal relationship with God. They view the Church as a mere institution with rules and regulations that hinder them from…

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  • The Ecclesiology Of Cardinal Dulles Models Of The Church Case Study

    Throughout history, the ever-changing morals and principles of the church culture has its challenges to religious traditions and images . Many advances in ecclesiology, the science, the technology and the buildings. The contemporary world has applied increasing pressure to the church where changing theologies and the intrigues of ecclesiastical politics has theologians, historians, professors, deacons and scholars explore, debate and argue context and the model of church. In order to better…

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  • Trinity In Eastern Orthodox Theology

    Next, Eastern Orthodox theology has not created a full-scale theology of the church, but has distinctive systematic traditions. Some of the characteristics of Eastern ecclesiology are the church is the image of the trinity, this is inclusive of the family unit, schools, workshops, and the universal church. Secondly, since the church is the image of the trinity, it represents the principal of identity and mutuality at the same time. “Unity in diversity” exemplifies the autonomy of the trinity,…

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  • Nature Of God And Mission Theology

    mission. This term refutes the traditional idea that mission is the centered on the church and to express that mission actually is centered on God.” Individuals that have been sent into the world to proclaim the gospel, must take specific action by sharing the gospel and persuading all the people of the world to become Jesus’s disciples. These new disciples must show reflecting evidence in their lives, speech, and service in the Kingdom of God. Mission Theology Relates to Ecclesiology and…

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  • Balthasar's Explorations In Theology: Creator Spirit

    of how he views ecclesiology in direct relationship with Christology. “Ecclesiology that does not proceed from Christology has already missed the point. For Christology is the inner form of ecclesiology” (139). This close connection does not distract from my focus of trying delve out a ecclesial-pneumatology because fro Balthasar, you cannot discuss the in-spirited nature of the Church without also discussing how it imitates the obedience of Christ. “Because the divine plan of salvation from the…

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  • Pannenberg And The Church Analysis

    The Church as a Messianic Fellowship for the World in Moltmann’s and Pannenberg’s Public Ecclesiology Jongseock Shin (Fuller Theological Seminary) I. Introduction The approaches of Wolfhart Pannenberg and Jürgen Moltmann to theology are similar, but, at the same time, they are discrepant. A notable similarity between the two theologians’ approaches is that both theologians bring the hope…

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  • Congar's Trinitarian Theology

    recent works from well-known theologians have reassessed numerous theological topics from a distinctively pneumatological viewpoint, which have shed new light on contemporary issues. One of the key theological figures particularly in the area of pneumatology, Yves Congar, who has been considered the most prominent contemporary Catholic theologian on the Spirit, has made significant contributions of incorporating pneumatology into the various loci of theology, especially Christology,…

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