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Any good books on ecclesiology?

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Since my last thread like this went so well, I'm wondering if anyone could point me to a good book or two or three (that are recent) on ecclesiology.

And by ecclesiology, I don't mean 'What does the Church look like today?' nor 'What did the Church look like back then?' nor 'Here are some great ideas about how the Church could look!' which are unfortunately the majority of things that get labeled ecclesiology today.

Instead, I'm looking more for books that actually address what the Church is.
 

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Have you read being as communion by John Zizioulas.  To me it addressed the single most missing aspects of what the Church is.  It changed my life. 
 

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AaronIsom said:
Have you read being as communion by John Zizioulas.  To me it addressed the single most missing aspects of what the Church is.  It changed my life.
Yeah, I read it about a year ago, though I'm planning on reading it again whenever get around to finding my copy.
 

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Maybe it's a bit cliche, but that For the Life of the World book by Schemam (weird last name I can't spell) is pretty good from the sacramental perspective. It really explores that body of Christ theme.
 

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His Broken Body by fr Laurent Cleenewerck
Eucharist, Bishop, Church by Met John Zizioulas
 

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JamesR said:
Maybe it's a bit cliche, but that For the Life of the World book by Schemam (weird last name I can't spell) is pretty good from the sacramental perspective. It really explores that body of Christ theme.
Schmemann is good.  The only problem is I've read every major Schmemann book.
 

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Jonathan said:
His Broken Body by fr Laurent Cleenewerck
Eucharist, Bishop, Church by Met John Zizioulas
I totally forgot about Cleenewerck, thank you!

And I've been thinking about Eucharist, Bishop, Church.  But I wasn't sure if it was worth it.  I guess I'll check it out, now that I've got a recommendation
 

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JamesRottnek said:
AaronIsom said:
Have you read being as communion by John Zizioulas.  To me it addressed the single most missing aspects of what the Church is.  It changed my life.
Yeah, I read it about a year ago, though I'm planning on reading it again whenever get around to finding my copy.
I've been wanting his books for awhile now, especially his Communion and Otherness but right now I just can't spend $60 some dollars for it although probably worth every penny.

I know nothing about the used book market online, would you know where I can look to get a reasonably priced copy?

I'm not a fan of Kindle editions.
 

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Nothing,

I'll PM you tomorrow.  I've got an extra copy of one book I can send to you via your parish and I want the others by Zizioulas.    I have a monthly book budget paid for by a grant, and I we can work something out for a long term borrowing. 

Blessings. 
 

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nothing said:
JamesRottnek said:
AaronIsom said:
Have you read being as communion by John Zizioulas.  To me it addressed the single most missing aspects of what the Church is.  It changed my life.
Yeah, I read it about a year ago, though I'm planning on reading it again whenever get around to finding my copy.
I've been wanting his books for awhile now, especially his Communion and Otherness but right now I just can't spend $60 some dollars for it although probably worth every penny.

I know nothing about the used book market online, would you know where I can look to get a reasonably priced copy?

I'm not a fan of Kindle editions.
The best place to find books like this, used, is usually (in my experience) Amazon (in case you don't know, towards the top of every page, there's a "Buy it used at $x" button). 

http://www.bookfinder.com/ is also a good resource, though the problem is you usually wind up having to check multiple entries.  Also, Amazon is usually still the cheapest.

Abebooks sometimes has stuff cheaper than Amazon (http://www.abebooks.com)
 
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