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Meaning of church

  1. 1. Ecclesiology:Ecclesiology: The Meaning of “Church”The Meaning of “Church” DynarelDynarel
  2. 2. The Meaning of “Church”The Meaning of “Church” • (Anglo-Saxon, cirice, circe; • Modern German, Kirche; Sw., Kyrka) • Greek ekklesia (ecclesia), • New Testament writers: “society founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ.” • Greek kyriakon (cyriacon), i.e. the Lord's house,
  3. 3. The Meaning of “Church”The Meaning of “Church” • A church: an association of people who share a particular belief system. • originated from:pre- Christian Germanic kirika. • Replaced the Greek ekklesia and Basilicae within Christendom, c300 AD.
  4. 4. The Meaning of “Church” • Greek term εκκλησία — ekklesia, literally means a " convocation", • A governmental and political term: a national assembly, • congregation or council of common objective together to resolve a problem faced by the wider community or society, • did not signify a "building".
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