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.
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.