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Category: Ecclesiology

Churches in the New Testament

Churches in the New Testament   Dr George Karakunnel             One of the most notable features of the Hellenistic age was the establishment and growth of cities. These became the nerve centres of civilization. They fostered commerce and culture in addition to providing opportunities for the religious expression of […]

Ecclesiological Models: Vatican II and after

Ecclesiological Models: Vatican II and after   Dr George Karakunnel As a systematic reflection on the Church ecclesiology is comparatively a recent branch of theology. For the Fathers the Church was an experienced reality and it deeply entered into their Christian consciousness. Their works include many ecclesiological aspects. But […]

VATICAN II AND ECCLESIOLOGY

 VATICAN II AND ECCLESIOLOGY  Dr George Karakunnel              To understand the theology of the Church in Vatican II one needs to see both the background from which it has come and the various stages of its own development. Historical Background             In early centuries the Church was vividly […]

Is the Church necessary for salvation?

Is the Church necessary for salvation? Dr George Karakunnel                 “This holy Council first of all turns its attention to the Catholic faithful. Basing itself on scripture and tradition, it teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation: the one Christ is mediator […]

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