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Ministry (ecclesiastical)
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The Christian churches understand the teaching office as the commission to proclaim the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ committed to them by the Apostles. Associated with this commission is the task of seeing that the message is not distorted. Therefore the teaching office includes the organized exercise of the commission to proclaim the Gospel and attention to correct teaching. The question of the understa…

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Nüssel, Friederike, “Ministry (ecclesiastical)”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023263>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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