ecclesiology
noun (plural -gies) Date: circa 1837 1. the study of church architecture and adornment 2. theological doctrine relating to the church • ecclesiological adjectiveecclesiologist noun

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  • Ecclesiology — (from Greek gr. ἐκκλησίᾱ, ekklēsiā , congregation, church ; and gr. λογία, logia ) is the study of the theological understanding of the Christian church. Specific areas of concern include the church s role in salvation, its origin, its… …   Wikipedia

  • ecclesiology —    Ecclesiology (from the Greek ecclesia) is the division of theology that studies the church, its organization, and its relation to the state. It begins with biblical references to the church as the body of Christ or the bride of Christ,… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Ecclesiology — Ec*cle si*ol o*gy, n. [Ecclesia + logy.] The science or theory of church building and decoration. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ecclesiology — [e klē΄zē äl′ə jē, iklē′zē äl′ə jē] n. [< ECCLESIA + LOGY] 1. the study of church architecture, art, and decoration 2. the study of the nature and organization of the Christian Church …   English World dictionary

  • ecclesiology —    This word (from the Greek ekklēsia, meaning assembly, and logos, meaning word ) refers to the study of the Church, the Christian assembly. Ecclesiology is the area of theology that studies the origins, nature, structure, and purpose of the… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • ecclesiology — ecclesiologic /i klee zee euh loj ik/, ecclesiological, adj. ecclesiologically, adv. /i klee zee ol euh jee/, n. 1. the study of ecclesiastical adornments and furnishings. 2. the study of church doctrine. [1830 40; ECCLESI(A) + O + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • ecclesiology — noun The branch of theology concerned with the doctrines, role etc. of a church …   Wiktionary

  • ECCLESIOLOGY —    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 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • ecclesiology — study of church affairs Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ecclesiology — n. study of the church; study of the teachings of the church …   English contemporary dictionary

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