The Church Visible
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(04-02-2020, 03:43 PM)Credidi Propter Wrote:
(04-02-2020, 01:44 PM)19405 Wrote:
(04-01-2020, 11:38 PM)Augustinian Wrote: I don't think I've heard of the term "Church Visible?" If you mean the Church Militant, then yes, it is still visible in the sense that there is a living body of members that make up the Mystical Body of Christ.

As long as the Mass is still said, whether publicly or privately, the Church still stands.

Church visible is a theological term to distinguish our belief that the church is a visible institution from the Protestant belief that it is fundamentally  invisible. These terms are somewhat misleading in contemporary English.

I would say they are more than "somewhat misleading.  "Church Visible" is a very obscure term.  I never encountered it until today

It's not that obscure. I think understanding the distinction is really key to getting the difference between Protestant ecclesiology and Catholic ecclesiology. I said they are a bit misleading because we post-moderns think of visibility in material terms.
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The Church Visible - by Sacred Heart lover - 04-01-2020, 11:23 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Augustinian - 04-01-2020, 11:38 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by 19405 - 04-02-2020, 01:44 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Credidi Propter - 04-02-2020, 03:43 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Adventus - 04-02-2020, 04:49 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by 19405 - 04-02-2020, 04:58 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by MacPasquale - 04-01-2020, 11:53 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by formerbuddhist - 04-02-2020, 04:36 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Adventus - 04-02-2020, 04:52 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by 19405 - 04-02-2020, 04:59 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Augustinian - 04-02-2020, 05:54 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by MagisterMusicae - 04-02-2020, 07:38 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Augustinian - 04-02-2020, 07:55 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by 19405 - 04-03-2020, 07:31 AM
RE: The Church Visible - by Markie Boy - 04-03-2020, 08:48 AM
RE: The Church Visible - by piscis - 04-03-2020, 03:22 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by MagisterMusicae - 04-03-2020, 04:07 PM
RE: The Church Visible - by Sacred Heart lover - 04-03-2020, 05:07 PM



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