Challenging ecclesiological traditions


Given the classical theological distinction between the Christian Church as a matter of faith and the visible church as an empirical phenomenon, the article develops an ecclesiology fitting to current global social challenges in times of pronounced global waves of migration.
Inspired by the “spatial turn” in contemporary sociology, and guided by a phenomenological methodology, the authors reconstruct a caring praxis in two different cases. The theological in-terpretation of these cases gives way to a refreshed ecclesiology, leaving behind a static approach and focusing on the church as “Ereignis”.