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A. Concept

It is important to bear in mind, in the following discussion of the applicability of the terms “priest” and “priesthood” to the office-holders in the Church, that the NT does not use the terms ίερεύς, ίεράτευμα, to describe ecclesiastical office. They occur, however, in the interpretation of Christ’s work of salvation and in the description of the NT people of God.

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Ernst Niermann, “Priest”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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