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ighlighted by Dules include liturgy renewal, emphasizing the sacristy of the scriptures, reevaluation on the concept of authority, religious liberty, and acceptance of the world. McCormick (3), concentrated on moral theology that was a part of institutional models. The attributes of moral theology were confession-based, sin-centered, seminary-controlled, and magisterium-dominated.
Until the 19th century, the Catholic Church was a hierarchical society that was under the leadership of the Pope as the successor of Peter. Inspired by the realization that Christians were capable of affiliating with true church in varying ways, Pope Pius XII in mystici Corporis introduced the concept of mystical body theology. The emphasis by Pius XII was on visible and invisible unity as the body of Christ. The mystical body is identified as the Catholic Church and no one would be a true member of the mystical body without being a member of the Roman Catholic Church (Vatican Council II #64 907). In addition, members of the mystical body had to be bound by faith, sacrament, and obedience in order to partake the Holy communion. Vatican II however emphasized the image of the people of God and its development to imply hierarchical and institutional structures. However, there were no detriments to its authority. However, Vatican Council II distanced itself from referring to the Catholic church subsist in the Church of Christ thereby Leaving room for other Christian communities (Dulles 430).
One weakness of the institutional model is in the tensions arising between the church as a mystical communion of grace and friendly interpersonal relationships. As a social organization, the church needs of charisma are crucial in understanding the tensions intrinsic in the humans and theological tasks of the church. The church needs charismatic priests and this is only achievable through clarification of the needs of priests as humans hence their role on church as an institution (Dulles
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The German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 – 1945) wrote Life Together while teaching at an underground seminary. The book was first published in 1939 by the Christian Kaiser Verlag, in the German language. That Bonhoeffer had intended to entrench love and harmonious living, is a matter that is underscored by the book, since it was written against the backdrop of the Interwar period, a time when suspicion and hatred had soared to deplorable levels.
Finney's lectures have always been met by criticism. Finney received criticism from all fronts. The Presbyterians were the foremost critics of Finney. They disapproved of several elements in Finney's theology and evangelism.2 The primary reason was because Finney's teachings went against the traditional teachings of Presbyterianism.
On the other hand, Marxism has only had to survive over a little over a century, yet like Christianity has been voraciously attacked by non-believers while having its core structure undermined by the corruption of those leading in its name. Christianity is a faith-based system that centers itself on legitimacy through the firm belief in the supernatural, in which one is either rewarded or punished not in this life, but after death.
For instance, Dulles describes the Institutional Church as "a structured community...(with) a pastoral office equipped with authority to preside over the worship of the community as such, to prescribe the limits of tolerable dissent and to represent the community in an official way."2 It is a model of the Church that is traditional and familiar, and therefore provides a kind of security to many Catholics bewildered by changes and challenges both inside and outside the Church.
We are in progression as the Lord persists to increase His prophetic daubing and particularly the office of prophet as a basis gift in His Body.
Additionally, God persists to ascend men and women through established prophetic gifting of prophet are being marked increasingly.
One such translation is "what people pray, they believe" (Pepinster, 2004). The Classicists insist it should be "the law of belief is the law of prayer" (Toon 1992). Another is"so we believe, so we pray" (Ditchingham Report 1994). But personally for me, the most cogent translation is "the Church prays as the Church believes" (McNichol 2007).
Revolution has resounded through the church at all points, from the towers of Vatican to the benches of local communities. Modern transformation began after the closure of the second Vatican council, which saw the
From a Christian perspective, the church is the body of Christ and the Christians are the members of the body. In the Western view of things, people are free to join organizations and come up with their own rules but in churches, Christians have been