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“Organization,” a term with many meanings, derives from Gk. ergon/organon by way of Lat. organum and organisatio. Two related and complementary meanings now hold the field: (1) a dynamic, process-oriented sense that stresses the intentional establishment of an order, structure, or system and that sees in organization an instrument; and (2) a more static and structural sense that stresses the established order, structure, or system (i.e., the result of organizing). Either way, the term may be either descriptive or analytic. In the static sense it may denote…

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Büschges, Günter, “Organization”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_O170>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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