HUSITSKÁ TEOLOGICKÁ FAKULTA UNIVERZITY KARLOVY
HUSSITE THEOLOGICAL FACULTY OF CHARLES UNIVERSITY
ECCLESIOLOGICAL MODELS OF THE FUTURE
Abstract: This paper responds to the current debate about future models of the church and their
potential for reform. It first attempts to demonstrate through a historical examination the specific
role that models of the church play in shaping spiritual life, from what impulses they emerge, and
how they work with reform ideas. Two examples are presented in the next sequence to suggest
possible functional models of the church that have been developed under contemporary pressures
of secularization. The paper concludes with selected questions that the church may ask in the
context of discussing future models, pointing out the limits of the presented models and the
possible outcomes of such a dialogue.
Keywords: Models of the Church; Church Reform; Ecclesiology; Czechoslovak Hussite Church
THEOLOGICAL REVIEW, Vol. 93, 2022, No. 1, Number of Article 1, p. 8 – 21.