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Church - History of Ecclesiology
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Part of Church:

1. History of Ecclesiology

2. Ecclesiology

3. Constitution of the Church

4. Universality of the Church

5. Membership of the Church

The treatise on the Church appeared late in the history of Christian thought. It began towards the end of the Middle Ages and reached its culmination at Vatican II. In this development of ecclesiological thought we can distinguish three phases which are essentially interr…

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Marie-Joseph le Guillou, “Church - History of Ecclesiology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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