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The development of the concept of episcopacy in the Church of England from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries

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The purpose of this thesis is to examine the Church of England’s understanding of ‘episcopal’ episcopacy and ordained ministry, including their ecclesiological implications and ecumenical consequences. Special attention is given to the refusal of interchangeability of ordained ministers with ‘non-episcopal’ churches (whilst allowing inter-communion), on the grounds that they lacked a ‘historic succession’ of bishops (cf. The Meissen Declaration and Agreement). This claim gives the adjectiv...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Department:
Humanities Division - Theology Faculty
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Funding agency for:
Steffen Weishaupt
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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ora:8501

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