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From Apostles to Bishops: The Development of the Episcopacy in the Early Church

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In this book distinguished theologian, teacher and writer Francis Sullivan examines the origins and development of the episcopacy in the early church. One of the issues he concentrates on in particular is the church-dividing character of the question whether bishops are the successors of the apostles by divine institution, with the consequence that valid ministry depends on ordination by bishops in the historical apostolic succession. Ecumenical dialogues have produced no agreement on this matter. On the one hand Catholics, ...

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From Apostles to Bishops: The Development of the Episcopacy in the Early Church
2001, Newman Press, Mahwah

ISBN-13: 9780809105342

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