Ecclesiology

Ecclesiology usually now refers to the theological study of the Christian Church. The word was an English neologism of the later 1830s, however; and, within a few years, it was defined as the science of the building and decoration of church buildings; it may still be used in this sense.

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Church in Hard Places: How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy
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The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read: But Is Too Embarrassed to Ask
Why Bother With Church?: And other questions about why you need it and why it needs you
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church
Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus
The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel
What Is a Healthy Church?
The Church: The Gospel Made Visible
The Church (Contours of Christian Theology, #4)
What Is a Healthy Church Member?
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community
Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church
What is the Mission of the Church?: Making sense of social justice, Shalom and the Great Commission
Church Elders: How to Shepherd God's People Like Jesus (9Marks: Building Healthy Churches)
Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City
Total Church: A Radical Reshaping Around Gospel and Community
The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift that Changes Everything
Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church

Stanley Hauerwas
Saints cannot exist without a community, as they require, like all of us, nurturance by a people who, while often unfaithful, preserve the habits necessary to learn the story of God.
Stanley Hauerwas

Peter J. Leithart
Pastors and Bible teachers go about their work in communal settings, where they listen to as well as deliver sermons, hear as well as speak, and gain biblical insights from their parishioners as much as they pass them on.
Peter J. Leithart, Deep Exegesis: The Mystery of Reading Scripture

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