Readings in Ecclesiology?
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So, whenever I get into theological arguments (especially arguments around the question of the Tradition) with my Protty friends, I often find myself in a position of needing first to adduce propaedeutic arguments about ecclesiology before I can even get to the question of Tradition (mostly because Prots have absolutely no concept of what ecclesiology even is, much less its centrality to the handing of the Depositum Fidei).  Anyway, I was hoping some of you rather learned folk might be able to direct me to some solid, traditonal sources for developing a fuller account of the ecclesiology of the Church?  What ecclesiology I do have has been developed more or less indirectly through my readings on the Tradition (and particularly Mariology).

Thanks for the help!
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#2
A good primer is the "Catholic Controversy" by St. Francis de Sales.  He was disputing with fist and second generation Calvinists, therefore he had to address their misunderstandings in detail.  You get both the Catholic and the Calvinist and Reformist viewpoints in his work.  It will show you how far Calvinists and Lutherans have drifted from their original positions. 
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(12-02-2012, 05:06 PM)Warrenton Wrote: A good primer is the "Catholic Controversy" by St. Francis de Sales.  He was disputing with fist and second generation Calvinists, therefore he had to address their misunderstandings in detail.  You get both the Catholic and the Calvinist and Reformist viewpoints in his work.   It will show you how far Calvinists and Lutherans have drifted from their original positions. 

I second this, the book is amazing!
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#4
I'd recommend Msgr. G. Van Noort's Dogmatic Theology, Vol. II: Christ's Church and also Vol. III: The Sources of Revelation ... Divine Faith.

Wilhelm and Scannell's A Manual of Catholic Theology, Based on Scheeben's "Dogmatik" is available online: http://sedevacantist.com/wilhelm_scannell_index.html (Please don't be scared off by the site's name; it's a good resource for some traditional writings.)

See here for the chapter on Tradition: http://sedevacantist.com/wilhelm_scannell_04.html

See here for the chapter on the Church: http://sedevacantist.com/wilhelm_scannell_2_6.html
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