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THEO 251 - Global Christianity: Ecclesiology

An examination of Christian religious change and its impact on societies around the world and focuses on the size and geographic distribution of the world’s Christian population.


Ecclesiology is an in-depth scriptural and historical examination of the mystery of the Church. Explores the historical origins of contemporary issues in ecclesiology such as universal salvation, Chrisitan unity, authority and collegiality, the role of laity. 

Additional topics include the mission, membership and ministries of the Catholic Church in the world, and its relationship to other churches.


The Roman Catholic Church

Lumen Gentium - Key Vatican II Document on the Church

Ecclesiology Websites

"Ut unum sint" Papal Encyclical by Pope John Paul II

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