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Bishops in the Early Church

Primary Sources

Book or monograph Ambrose, On the Duties of the Clergy.
Book or monograph John Chrysostom, On Priesthood.
Book or monograph Gregory of Nazianzus, Oration 2.

Secondary Sources

Book or monograph Brown: Priest and BishopRaymond E. Brown, Priest and Bishop: Biblical Reflections. Paramus: Paulist, 1970. Reprinted: Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 1999. Pbk. ISBN: 1579102778. pp.88. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Henry Chadwick, The Role of the Christian Bishop in Ancient Society. Colloquy 35. Berkeley: Center for Hermeneutical Studies in Hellenistic and Modern Culture, 1979. Pbk. ISBN: 0892420340. pp.47. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Agnes Cunningham, The Bishop in the Church: Patristic Texts on the Role of the Episkopos. Wilmington: Glazier, 1985. Pbk. ISBN: 0894534696. pp.63. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Graham Dix, "Ministry in the Early Church," K.E. Kirk, ed. The Apostolic Ministry. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1946.
Article in Journal or Book Everett Ferguson, "Church Order in the Sub-Apostolic Period: A Survey of Interpretations," Restoration Quarterly, Vol. 11 (1968): 225-248.
Article in Journal or Book Everett Ferguson, "Origen and the Election of Bishops," Church History 43.1 (1974): 26-33.
Book or monograph John Fuellenbach, Ecclesiastical Office and the Primacy of Rome: An Evaluation of Recent Theological Discussion of First Clement. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 1981. Hbk. ISBN: 0813205514. pp.278. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Charles Gore, The Church and the Ministry, rev. London: SPCK, 1936.
Book or monograph E. Hatch, The Organisation of the Early Christian Churches. London: Rivingtons, 1888.
Article in Journal or Book E.G. Jay, "From Presbyter-Bishops to Bishops and Presbyters," Second Century, Vol. 1 (1981): 125-162.
Book or monograph Kenneth E. Kirk, ed. The Apostolic Ministry: Essays on the History and Doctrine of Epicopacy. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1946. pp. xiv + 573.
Article in Journal or Book Judy Schindler, "The Rise of One-Bishop-Rule in the Early Church: A Study of the Writings of Ignatius and Cyprian," Baptist Reformation Review 10.2 (1981): 3-9.
Book or monograph W. Telfer, The Office of a Bishop. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1962.
Article in Journal or Book Christine Trevett, "Prophecy and Anti-Episcopal Activity: A Third Error Combatted by Ignatius?" Journal of Ecclesiastical History 34 (1983): 1-18.

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