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Title: The social setting of the ministry as reflected in the writings of Hermas, Clement and Ignatius
Author: Maier, Harry O.
ISNI:       0000 0000 8403 0995
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1987
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Rather than the expression of mystical Je^ire tor unity with God, Ignatius' letters are interpreted (using Weber's charismatic type) as the efforts of an 3 ut ho r-ity using his extraordinary position to protect communities from divisive house-church meetings. Protection from false teaching was initiated by reinforcing the position of bishops (the hosts of the common euchanstic assembly).
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Church history ; Church polity ; History ; Pastoral theology ; Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 ; Early church, ca. 30-600