Toward a Definition of Episcopal Ministry: Lutheran World Federation Work on Episkopé, 1983–2007

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Abstrakti

This article examines how the episcopal ministry and related concepts such as ‘episkopé’, ‘installation’ and ‘consecration’ are understood and used in Lutheran World Federation (LWF) statements on the Episcopal Ministry from 1983 to 2007. Over this time,some Lutheran churches entered into full communion with both episcopal and nonepiscopal churches. Some ecumenical partners were also invited to participate as active observers in the LWF process of drafting statements. Through the ecumenical work done and the comprehensive identity study undertaken by the LWF, the understanding of episcopal ministry in LWF documents has developed from a ‘Leuenberg-style’ general Protestantism to a ‘Porvoo-style’ understanding of episcopacy.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiEcclesiology
Vuosikerta15
Numero2
Sivut207-232
Sivumäärä26
ISSN1744-1366
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - toukokuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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