Posted by: rogermitchell | November 1, 2009

my thesis

I am currently writing up a PhD in Church, Gospel and Empire: A theological enquiry into the manner and extent in which empire has impacted ecclesial formation and displaced originary gospel principles in the course of church history

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  1. By ‘Church, Gospel and Empire’ I’m assuming you mean ‘Ecclesia, Gospel and Empire’?.. reference your previous post. :0)

    • Thanks Tim. I take this as somewhat tongue in cheek. But seriously I have already wondered about revisiting all my previous references to church and swapping them for ecclesia. I tried using the word ecclesia for church a few years back at the beginning of my current research but my late supervisor thought it would mystify too much. So I am limiting the shift from church to ecclesia to contexts where I think it will serve understanding not confuse it. In many instances, of course, the word church actually does refer to an imperially shaped expression of ecclesia.


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