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Apostles and bishops in early Christianity

Author: Hugh Nibley; John F Hall; John W Welch
Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Deseret Book ; Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Nibley; John F Hall; John W Welch
ISBN: 1590383893 9781590383896
OCLC Number: 56799528
Description: xxv, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The office of bishop in the early Christian church: The waxing and waning of the "consensus" ; An apostle is not the same as a bishop ; When bishops became the highest officers in the church ; Seeing James as the presiding bishop of the church ; The bishop as an office in the lower priesthood ; Dependence on Jewish sources for church practices relevant to the bishop ; The Jewish and worldly origins of the office and title of bishop ; Changes in the office of bishop ; Roman origin of a divine office? ; The importance each bishop becomes tied to the prominence of his city ; The fight for power ; In search of a general authority ; The glories (and duties?) of a bishop ; Are the council and the synod the apostolic voice? ; The gospel of bigness and power --
2. The office of bishop in the church in Rome: In search of a missing link ; Questions about the account of the ordination of Clement as a bishop ; Finding (or not finding) the Bishop (or Bishops) of Rome ; Strife over the elections of the Bishop of Rome ; The establishment of an episcopal hierarchy and College of Cardinals ; The Roman role and the big four ; The double apostolate : Peter and Paul ; Clement to the Corinthians : proof of Roman supremacy? ; The leading role the Roman church did not play ; Establishing a connection with Peter : a return to Matthew 16:18 ; Emperors, popes, synods, and Rome ; Claims of apostolic succession ; The argument of diffusion.
Responsibility: Hugh Nibley ; edited by John F. Hall and John W. Welch.
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