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Title: Foundations for John Zizioulas' Approach to Ecclesial Communion
Author(s): TURNER, Robert D.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 78    Issue: 4   Date: Dec. 2002   
Pages: 438-467
DOI: 10.2143/ETL.78.4.600

Abstract :
This article proposes three foundations which direct the construction of the ecclesiology of John Zizioulas: an ontological, eschatological and epistemological foundation. The ontological foundation is rooted in the difference between creator and creation resulting in the ontological importance of salvation. The foundation relative to the eschatological truth in history determines the way salvation is realized in historical and ecclesial events without implicating by this historicity a historical causality. The epistemological foundation establishes the role of ecclesial life for the theological discourse, recognizes the limits of the theological discourse and yet the obligation to articulate the good news of salvation in
Jesus Christ.

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