Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 1 : Chronologies of the Ancient World - Names, Dates and Dynasties

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XIII. Bishops and Patriarchs
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The episcopate took shape relatively quickly in the old Church. Ignatius [1] of Antioch (around 120/175, precise dating debated) already defended the ideal of a single bishop (monoepiscopacy). In the Traditio Apostolica (ca. 210, cf. Hippolytus [2]) the internal structure of the Church has reached i…

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Geerlings, Wilhelm and Strothmann, Meret, “XIII. Bishops and Patriarchs”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 1 : Chronologies of the Ancient World - Names, Dates and Dynasties, Edited by: Walter Eder, Johannes Renger. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps1_COM_0015>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004153202, 20061214



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