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The exercise of authority in early Christianity from about 170 to about 270

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This study examines the changing patterns of authority both within and between the local Christian communities at the end of the second century and during the third. Amid the general tightening of Church discipline, the most significant development is the expansion and consolidation of a "monarchical" episcopate rather than the monepiseopate. A monarchical bishop is distinguished from one of the latter type by a greater control over the local congregation, a universal acceptance within hi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Theology
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Author
Publication date:
1971
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602326567
URN:
uuid:7f95de21-7c29-4496-b187-c86d658ff6fb
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td:602326567

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