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Larson's In the Garden of Beasts is useful background on Bonhoeffer and Barth

Roman Catholic Nicholas Healy says we need to begin with scripture

Roman Catholic theologian Nicholas Healy on the ecclesiology of Thomas Aquinas:

But while doctrines and practices guide our reading, they cannot issue in a settled interpretation. We must always begin with scripture and must always return to it again as we move along our way . . . Theology, then, is the pursuit of consistency between scripture’s witness to Christ and the lives of Christians, a consistency that must be continually tested and re-established as the church lives in via.

Healy, Nicholas M. "Practices and the New Ecclesiology: Misplaced Concreteness?" International Journal of Systematic Theology 5, no. 3 (2003): 306-307 of pp. 287-308.

Healy is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John’s University, New York, New York.

I am interacting with Healy's articles on Barth's ecclesiology in my dissertation.  He is a delightful conversation partner. 

Healy, Nicholas M. "The Logic of Karl Barth's Ecclesiology: Analysis, Assessment and Proposed Modifications." Modern Theology 10, no. 3 (1994): 253-270.

Healy, Nicholas M. "Karl Barth's Ecclesiology Reconsidered." Scottish Journal of Theology 57, no. 3 (2004): 287-299.

See also:

Healy, Nicholas M. Thomas Aquinas: Theologian of the Christian Life.  Aldershot; Burlington, Vt: Ashgate, 2003.


Healy, Nicholas M. Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology. New York: Cambridge Univ Pr, 2000.