(1) episcopal office(2) Yet this does not mean that Bell saw no place in the church for the episcopal office, and instead sought to map the historical pedigree of an hierarchical system of ecclesiastical governance.(3) From the middle of the fifteenth century, it was governed by a lay confraternity and was completely independent of episcopal control.(4) If a nonordained man is selected, he must immediately be ordained priest and then bishop, with his succession to the papacy turning on the moment of his episcopal ordination.(5) Attending to political perceptions and consequences, while not unimportant, is nowhere to be found in the rite of episcopal ordination.(6) The Roman Catholic Church still awards episcopal rings to bishops, and papal rings to popes and cardinals.(7) The puritans of the Catholic Church, they opposed lax theology, excessive papal and episcopal power, and above all the influence of the Jesuits in Church and State.(8) I joined the congregation of the local episcopal cathedral in Minneapolis on two consecutive Sundays, and spent lots of money on a new computer that I don't really need.(9) In Book VII, Hooker defends episcopal organization as being superior to the Presbyterian structure favored by most Puritans.(10) It is solely Rome's prerogative to appoint a new archbishop of Boston, and Rome has done little to indicate that it sees the need for a new style of episcopal leadership or greater lay involvement in church governance.(11) Ministers, and particularly bishops in episcopal churches, also represent symbolically the church and Christ's way of life.(12) Most Anglicans, however, subscribe to the ongoing continuity of episcopal ordination.(13) During the course of the tenth century, the increasingly effective consolidation of episcopal power in the cities accentuated the essentially rural character of aristocratic power in the territories of the kingdom of Italy.(14) Neuhaus makes a common mistake in separating the episcopal conference from its ├ö├ç├┐supporting institution,├ö├ç├û the bishops conference.(15) Because of their popish associations he also objected to the traditional episcopal vestments.(16) The real problem is the immoral abuse of episcopal power.
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