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Definition of the adjective ecclesial

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  1. Of or pertaining to a church or its functions, teachings, or organization.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Theology (1975)

A Concise Sacramentum Mundi by Karl Rahner

Thus the ecclesial perspective of Mariology appears at once in a clear light, while the Christoccntric quality is given due attention. The two aspects appear as indissolubly linked, though the ecclesial is the more immediately prominent.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Early Christianity, Second Edition (2013)

by Everett Ferguson

Convertslaves werewelcomed asbrothers and sisters; ecclesial offices were open to them¦as was martyrdom (e.g., Blandina and Felicitas). Masters were threatenedwith ecclesial penalties for mistreating slaves, and efforts weremadeto buy ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion (2013)

2-volume set by Robert Wuthnow

The full name is “base ecclesial community” (in Spanish, comunidadeclesial de base).A common workingdefinition takes off fromthemeaningof these threewords: striving for community (small and homogeneous); stressing the ecclesial (links ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Theory (2010)

by Mark Bevir

The medieval debate over ecclesial authority was also a major influence. The church hierarchy jealously guarded secular incursion into what it considered properly ecclesial, such as the appointment of offices; where that line was drawn,  ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History (2012)

by Donald T. Critchlow, Philip R. VanderMeer, Paul Boyer

In addition to traditional laws against theft, assault, and murder, local communities might also include ecclesial decrees against blasphemy, failure to attend church, or regulations about dress and public decency. The close connection between ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion in the South (2005)

by Samuel S. Hill, Charles H. Lippy, Charles Reagan Wilson

Certain distinguishing characteristics in its own self-understanding help to define it as a distinctive ecclesial reality distinct from, but not entirely at odds with, the Protestant and Orthodox ecclesial tradition. First, and most obvious, is the Petrine  ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (2012)

Supplement by Michael L. Coulter, Richard S. Myers, Joseph A. Varacalli

Separated churches that have retained apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist are “true particular Churches,” but ecclesial communities that have not preserved apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist “are not Churches in the proper ...

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Scrabble value of E1C3C3L1E1S1I1A1L1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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