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Synonyms for episcopacy

the collective body of bishops


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This conference slightly broadened earlier statements but still held episcopacy to be essential.
Congregationalism in turn developed not just in reaction to episcopacy but also to preserve congregational liberty from the putative tyranny of presbyterian synods.
The first is that consideration of questions about episcopacy needs to be set in a context of broader questions about episcope and unity.
During his episcopacy, Bishop Han was arrested by the Chinese authorities 11 times.
On the other hand, such authority does not allow one to break the tradition of a male-only episcopacy, at least as it is understood within Catholicism.
The Navigation Acts would follow, as would religious regulations that called for moral reformation and the abolition of episcopacy in favor of sectarian toleration.
In "A Speech Concerning Episcopacy," Lucius Carey, Viscount Falkland, observed that "When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.
He came under pressure to resign over his handling of paedophile priests and admitted that the crisis had devastated his episcopacy.
I do not see a pattern of natural or strong leaders, creative, or risk-taking people being ordained in the Catholic Church in the last 15 years, nor do I see the same being appointed to the episcopacy.
This, of itself, need not have meant that he supported its call for the abolition of episcopacy, although it was a good indication that he wanted some sort of major reform along those lines.
Indeed, even in the days of a relatively fixed Episcopacy, many--perhaps even most--of the entrepreneurs who radically transformed society started out as relative outsiders: Rockefeller, Du Pont, Ford, Guggenheim, Kennedy.
67) Since the mid-1960s, both matters (though episcopacy more than baptism) have been marginalized in ecumenical discussions, which now focus primarily, not on questions of theology, but on structures and agreements, how to implement these and on how further unity can be achieved.
Lemann seems to believe that the old Episcopacy and the current contenders for power would be happy simply to give up the reins of decision-making power in society.
Ironically, they were all members of what Lemann neatly terms the Episcopacy, the social class whose defining institutions were the Protestant Episcopal Church, country clubs, New England boarding schools, Ivy League colleges, and, in their working lives, investment banks, major foundations, the foreign service, and university faculties--the very same crowd whose duller members Conant was trying to lock out of the garden.
Consequently the Catholic episcopacy turns to initiatives like Catholic Action and eventually the Christian Democratic party under the leadership of Eduardo Frei to combat both threats to its membership; the Chilean Church ultimately takes a strident stand against the authoritarianism of General Augusto Pinochet.