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Orders and Ordination - Institution
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Part of Orders and Ordination:

1. Institution

2. The Ministry in the Theological Reflection of the Church

3. Theological Synthesis

4. Conclusion

A. Problems of Terminology

The various changes, which the terms used for orders underwent, could suggest a number of changes in emphasis or even in theological intention. But the data must be interpreted cautiously, bearing in mind the remote and immediate context, both in the text in question and in the minds of the …

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Piet Fransen, “Orders and Ordination - Institution”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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