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In this chapter, two major goals govern the way in that the material is presented: 1. A brief exposition of the historical development that produced the current renewal in ecclesiology; 2. A brief exposition of the meaning of an intellectual tradition in Christian theology and philosophy. From the sixteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century, various forms of ecclesiology slowly matured, assuming a role of dominance both theoretically and practically in the denominational churches of the West. One finds theological plurality in the New Testament itself. Contemporary biblical scholars have described at length a Pauline theology, a Lucan theology, and a Johannine theology.

Keywords: Christian theology; Contemporary biblical scholars; ecclesiology; New Testament



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