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1. Terminology

The term “ordination” is complex, not least because of inconsistent or even contradictory usage among Christian traditions throughout church history and at the present time. One example of this terminological complexity is the differentiation between the “consecration” of bishops, the “ordination” of presbyters/priests (Elder; P…

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Brodd, Sven-Erik, “Ordination”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_O115>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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