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TMHC 8027 Ministry and Leadership in the Early Church (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The course studies the emergence, development, practice and theologies of leadership and ministry in the churches of East and West from 100 to 600 CE. Topics include varieties of leadership, development of structures of ministry, emergence of distinctions between laity and clergy, patterns of oversight and communion, conciliar decision-making, and episcopal leadership and empire. Readings, discussion, lecture.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Francine Cardman

Prerequisites: Course in early church history or in systematic theology/ecclesiology.

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Last Updated: 16-Feb-17