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Churches as organisations : towards a virtue ecclesiology for today.

Moore, G. (2011) 'Churches as organisations : towards a virtue ecclesiology for today.', International journal for the study of the Christian church., 11 (1). pp. 45-65.

Abstract

This article is an attempt to offer insights from organisation studies to ecclesiology. To do so it draws particularly on the work of the moral philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre to offer a virtue ecclesiology for today. The application of MacIntyre's conceptual framework of practices, institutions, goods and virtues to all kinds of organisations, which already exists in the field of organisation studies, is extended to the church as an organisation. It suggests that the church may be re-described as an organisation in which the practices of faith are housed within the institution of the church. On this understanding, the gift of the church to the world is not simply the practices of faith but the manner in which they are institutionalised.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Accepted for publication in the International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church Please do not cite without author’s permission.
Keywords:Church, Ecclesiology, MacIntyre, Virtue ethics, Practices, Institutions.
Full text:PDF - Accepted Version (155Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1474225X.2010.505560
Publisher statement:This is an electronic version of an article published in Moore, G. (2011) 'Churches as organisations : towards a virtue ecclesiology for today.', International journal for the study of the Christian church., 11 (1). pp. 45-65. International journal for the study of the Christian church is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1474225X.2010.505560
Record Created:03 Apr 2012 15:35
Last Modified:19 Sep 2012 14:45

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