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Bibil Identifier bibil:213152
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Les pouvoirs en voie d'institutionnalisation dans les épîtres pastorales
Author Gourgues, Michel
Journal Revue Théologique de Louvain (Volume: 41, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language French
Pages 465-498 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract If by «power» one understands the accepted capacity to intervene in the life of believers in order to lead, guide and influence it in different ways, the First Epistle to Timothy and the Epistle to Titus seem to be unique witnesses within the New Testament. These writings, as they appear, are indeed the only ones to present power as being exercised concomitantly at a triple level: a) that of the apostle, b) that of the apostle’s delegates – not his successors, since the apostle is still there in order to entrust them with missions and responsibilities, c) that of the people who are affected to new ministries which are in the process of being established within the communities: the episkopoi and presbyters, to which 1Tim adds that of deacons. This article retraces the data of each of the letters concerning the physionomy and origin of these different ministries.
DOI 10.2143/RTL.41.4.2057472
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Pastoral Epistles
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Power (Political)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Institution
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ministry
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