By John William Charles Wand
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With the above passages should be compared the following: ‘Elect therefore for yourselves bishops and deacons worthy of the Lord, men meek and not covetous, and true and approved: for they also minister unto you the ministry of the prophets and teachers. ’ This presumably reflects a state of things in which the ministry of bishops and deacons has not yet as much prestige in the popular estimation as that of the prophets and teachers. Professor Harnack, believing that it is in the light of such passages that we should interpret the two well-known lists given by S.
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ARIAN CONTROVERSY COUNCILS 279 ADDITIONAL NOTES 281 INDEX 289 MAPS (at end of book) THE CHURCH IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE PATRIARCHATES FROM 451 BARBARIANS c. 500 Page x This page intentionally left blank. D. 500 Page xii This page intentionally left blank. Page 1 CHAPTER I THE ENVIRONMENT CHRISTIANITY in history may be studied as a form of C-religious belief, as a system of ethics, as a mode of worship, or as an inspiration that changed the fashions of art and life through many centuries. Each of these aspects of the subject must find some place even in so slight a sketch as the present.