The Word Among Us

January 2012 Issue

Models of the Church

Models of the Church

In his book, "Models of the Church", Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ, described different ways of looking at the church and its role in the world. According to Cardinal Dulles, we can see the church as:

An Institution. This model looks at the church in terms of its structure, its canon law, and its hierarchy. The emphasis...

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