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Author: Mary Tanner

appreciative evaluation of the forty years of Methodist – Roman Catholic dialogue from an Anglican perspective. It explores in particular three issues in the Methodist–Catholic international dialogue which are highly relevant for Anglican–Methodist and Anglican–Roman Catholic dialogue, namely, episcopacy and

In: Ecclesiology
Author: Erik A. de Boer

bishop in Calvin’s early work, the two public letters ( Epistolae duae ) present themselves. The second letter is believed to be addressed to Gerard Roussel, “an old friend, now a leader,” who “recently received the title and honour of episcopacy.” 23 This could refer to Roussel’s appointment by

In: Journal of Reformed Theology
Author: Heidi Zitting

topics of the historic episcopate and apostolic succession. The questions as to whether the bilateral agreements made with episcopal and non-episcopal churches could be made compatible and acceptable to lwf member churches and how Lutherans in fact understood the episcopacy were soon raised and

In: Ecclesiology

towards stilling Presbyterian unease about the re-insinuation of episcopacy into the kirk. Ogilvie’s trial and execution in 1615 came in the midst of James promoting and projecting himself as leader of the Reformed tradition. 3 Catholicism and the Penal Laws in Scotland, 1603–25 His queen, Anna

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In: Journal of Jesuit Studies

, the stipulation ‘retaining their own [characteristic] systems’ echoed the response of Frank Weston, Bishop of Zanzibar, to the 1918 Kikuyu proposals, in which he proposed that ‘non-episcopal bodies accepting episcopacy would remain in full exercise of their own constitution.’ 18 However, the

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In: Ecclesiology
Author: ALLEN BRENT

CHAPTER FIVE JURISDICTIONAL EPISCOPACY The rise of geographical jurisdiction. The argument of our first chapter was that our traditional jurisdictional and geographically based concept of episcope was a truncated one. lt was truncated in important aspects that were being brought to our notice

In: Cultural Episcopacy and Ecumenism

episcopacy that was open to women and men and which was not simply derived from Catholicism or Orthodoxy. For me, he modelled what we might call a ‘conciliar magisterium’ – a magisterium that is embedded in synodality, that listens to many Anglican voices, and also to non-Anglican voices, which learns from

In: Ecclesiology
Author: Paul B Pixton
This volume deals with efforts by the German episcopacy to implement the reform decrees issued by Pope Innocent III at the Fourth Lateran Council in November 1215 within the six ecclesiastical provinces of Bremen, Cologne, Magdeburg, Mains, Salzburg and Trier over three decades: its primary focus is upon the use of provincial and diocesan synods, episcopal visitations, and general chapters for the regular clergy to the end that “...evils may be uprooted, virtues implanted, mistakes corrected, morals reformed, heresies extirpated, the faith strengthened,...and salutary decrees enacted for the higher and lower clergy.” It examines the methods and the personalities involved, the relationships between the ecclesiastical leadership of Germany and the Roman Curia, and it assesses the impact of these efforts at a most opportune and critical point in the history of the medieval Church.
Representative Ministry in Church History from the Age of Ignatius of Antioch to the Reformation. With Special Reference to Contemporary Ecumenism
Bishops are to be understood primarily as representatives of cultures regardless of where their people are territorially located. The vindication of this thesis has implications also for ecumenical reconciliation between episcopal and non-episcopal communions occupying the same geographical territory.
The author compares the approaches and insights of both Vatican II and Lambeth 89 on this issue, and then proceeds to a historical and theological analysis of the development of the threefold Order in the early centuries, which he illuminates with the aid of contemporary sociological and cultural theory, in particular that of Durkheim. Key themes in the development of Order are identified in the classical texts of Ignatius of Antioch, Irenaeus, Cyprian, Tertullian and the Church Order literature.
The author's conclusion is that we need both to break the geographical and jurisdictional mould in which our understanding of church Order has become set.
Author: A. S. Mcgrade

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN EPISCOPACY A. S. McGrade Most of what has been written about Hooker on episcopacy concerns his position on the origin of the bishop’s offi ce. This will be addressed in some detail, but there are also other, ‘non-foundational’ aspects of Hooker’s account deserving of