Autorite Episcopale et Sollicitude Pastorale (Iie-Vie Siecles), Hardback Book

Autorite Episcopale et Sollicitude Pastorale (Iie-Vie Siecles) Hardback

Part of the Variorum Collected Studies series


The first set of articles in this collection is concerned with the nature of the bishop's authority in the Early Church and the sources from which it was drawn.

This is seen in political terms, as in the writings of Justin Martyr, as well as spiritual ones.

Charles Munier singles out Tertullian as the first to formulate a doctrine of apostolic succession, but also traces his subsequent path towards the affirmation of the authority of the Holy Spirit over that embodied in the 'Orthodox Church'.

The following studies turn to a complementary area of ecclesiology, that of pastoral care.

The author points to the great diversity of forms of worship and rite, from the earliest days of the Church; these, he argues, reflect a constant process of adaptation, to fit particular religious needs, and to understand such divergences it is necessary to investigate the theological motives that lay behind them.

Particular topics here are those of baptism and marriage, especially the still controversial question of how and with what discretion to treat divorce and remarriage. La premiere serie d'articles de cette collection examine la nature et la source de l'autorite des evAques de l'Eglise primitive.

Ceci est aborde en termes politiques, au travers d'etude sur Justin le Martyr, ainsi qu'en termes spirituels.

Charles Munier, tout en reconnaissant Tertullien pour avoir ete le premier A formuler la doctrine de la succession apostolique, retrace aussi la voie parcourue ulterieurement par ce dernier vers l'affirmation de la supremacie de l'autorite du Saint Esprit sur celle representee par l'Eglise orthodoxe .

Les etudes suivantes se tourent vers un domaine complementaire de l'ecclesiologie, celui de la sollicitude pastorale.

L'auteur souligne la grande diversitie de liturgies et de rites qui ont toujours eu cours au sien de l'Eglise; selon lui, on voit lA le reflet d'un processus d'adaptation constant, destine a repondre A des besoins


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780860782964



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