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Orders and Ordination - Theological Synthesis
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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. Questions of Method

1. Terminologi. Many technical terms of theology, especially in the matter of orders, are being called in question at the present day. We shall therefore try to discuss the realities in question, avoiding as far as possible the technical terms whose scope and meaning are debatable and debated.

We omit therefore the triple divis…

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Piet Fransen, “Orders and Ordination - Theological Synthesis”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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