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1. Subject, Tasks, and Problems of Ecclesiology

1.1. The Church of Faith

The early confessions, following the NT, relate the church to the Holy Spirit as an object of the faith that is the Spirit’s work (“I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy church …”). The Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed characterizes the church as one, holy, catholic, and apostolic, while the Apostles’ Creed speaks of “the holy catholic chur…

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Fahlbusch, Erwin, Roloff, Jürgen, Ritter, Adolf Martin, Papandreou, Damaskinos, Döring, Heinrich, Rowell, Geoffrey, Kühn, Ulrich, Heron, Alasdair I. C., Durnbaugh, Donald F. and Thung, Mady A., “Church”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C605>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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