ecclesiology

noun
ec·​cle·​si·​ol·​o·​gy | \ i-ˌklē-zē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce ecclesiology (audio) , e-ˌklē- \
plural ecclesiologies

Definition of ecclesiology

1 : the study of church architecture and adornment
2 : theological doctrine relating to the church

Other Words from ecclesiology

ecclesiological \ i-​ˌklē-​zē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce ecclesiology (audio) , e-​ˌklē-​ \ adjective
ecclesiologist \ i-​ˌklē-​zē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce ecclesiology (audio) , e-​ˌklē-​ \ noun

First Known Use of ecclesiology

circa 1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ecclesiology

Late Latin ecclēsia "assembly of Christian believers, Christian Church" + -o- + -logy — more at ecclesial

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“Ecclesiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ecclesiology. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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