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Ministry in the Early Church

Primary Sources

Book or monograph Apostolic Constitutions 3.20; 8.3-5, 16-28.
Book or monograph Augustine, Against the Letter of Parmenides 2.13.28ff.
Book or monograph Augustine, On Baptism Against the Donastists 1.1.2.
Book or monograph Augustine, On the Good of Marriage 24 (32).
Book or monograph Hippolytus, Apostolic Tradition 2-3; 8-15;
Book or monograph H.J. Schroeder, Disciplinary Decrees of the General Councils: Text, Translation, and Commentary. St. Louis & London: Herder, 1937.
Book or monograph Serapion, Prayerbook 12-14.
Book or monograph Testament of Our Lord 1.21, 30, 38.

Secondary Sources

Book or monograph James Tunstead Burtchaell, From Synagogue to Church: Public services and offices in thr earliest Chrsitian communities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. pp. xviii + 375.
Book or monograph R.Alistair Campbell, The Elders: Seniority within Earliest Christianity. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1994. Hbk. ISBN: 0567097021. pp.328. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Campenhausen: Spiritual Authority and PowerHans von Campenhausen, Ecclesiastical Authority and Spiritual Power in the Church of the First Three Centuries. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 1997. Hbk. ISBN: 1565632729. pp.316. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph P.R. Coleman, The Roman State and the Christian Church: A Collection of Legal Documents to A.D. 535, 3 Vols. London: SPCK, 1966.
Book or monograph Yves Maries Joseph Congar, Lay People in the Church: A Study for a Theology of the Laity. Westminster: Newman, 1957. Revised ed., Christian Classics, 1985. Pbk. ISBN: 0870611143. pp.518. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book G. Dix, "The Ministry of the Early Church," K.E. Kirk, ed. The Apostolic Ministry, 2nd edn. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1957. pp.183-303.
Article in Journal or Book A. Ehrhardt, "Jewish and Christian Ordination," Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Vol. Vol. 5 (1954): 125-138.
Book or monograph Alexandre Faivre, The Emergence of the Laity in the Early Church. David Smith, translator. New York: / Mahwah: Paulist, 1990. Pbk. ISBN: 0809131234. pp. iii + 242. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Everett Ferguson. "Eusebius and Orfination," Journal of Ecclesiastical History 13 (1962): 139-l44.
Article in Journal or Book Everett Ferguson, "Church Order in the Sub-Apostolic Period: A Survey of Interpretations," Restoration Quarterly 11 (1968): 225-248.
Book or monograph Early Christians SpeakEverett Ferguson, Early Christians Speak, 3rd edn. Abilene: ACU, 1987. Pbk. ISBN: 0891120459. pp.167-179. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Everett Ferguson, "Ordination in the Ancient Church, 1-4," Restoration Quarterly, Vol. 4 (1960): 117-138.
Article in Journal or Book Everett Ferguson, "Ordination in the Ancient Church, 1-4," Restoration Quarterly, Vol. 5 (1961): 17-32, 67-82, 130-146.
Article in Journal or Book Everett Ferguson, "Eusebius and Ordination," Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Vol. 13 (1962): 139-144.
Article in Journal or Book Everett Ferguson, "Jewish and Christian Ordination," Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 56 (1963): 13-19.
Book or monograph Everett Ferguson, "Attitudes to Schism at the Council of Nicaea," Schism, Heresy, and Religious Protest. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972. pp.57-63.
Article in Journal or Book Everett Ferguson, "Selection and Installation to Office in Roman, Greek, Jewish and Christian Antiquity," Theologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 30 (1974): 273-284.
Article in Journal or Book David C. Ford, "The Interrelationship of Clergy and Laity within the Church According to St. John of Chrysostom," St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly 36.4 (1992): 329-353.
Article in Journal or Book W.H.Frere, Early Forms of Ordination," H.B. Swete, ed. Essays on the Early History of the Church and the Ministry. London: Macmillan, 1918.
Book or monograph John Fuellenbach, Ecclesiastical Office and the Primacy of Rome. An Evaluation of Recent Theological Discussion of First Clement. The Catholic University of the America Studies in Christian Antiquity 20. Washington, DC: University of America Press, 1980. Hbk. ISBN: 0813205514. pp. ix + 278. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book J.L. Garrett, "The Priesthood of All Christians: From Cyprian to John Chrysostom," Southwestern Journal of Theology 30.2 (1988): 22-33.
Article in Journal or Book S.L. Greenslade, "The Unit of Pastoral Care in the Early Church," G.J. Cuming, ed. Studies in Church History, Vol. 2. London: Nelson, 1965. pp.102-118.
Book or monograph P.-M. Gy, "Notes on the Early Terminology of Christian Priesthood," The Sacrament of Holy Orders. London & Collegeville: Liturgical, 1962. pp.98-115.
Article in Journal or Book P.-M. Gy, "Ancient Ordination Prayers," Studia Liturgica, Vol.13 (1979): 70-93.
Book or monograph Hanson: Christian Priesthood ExaminedRichard P.C. Hanson, Christian Priesthood Examined. Guildford/London: Lutterworth Press, 2000. Hbk. ISBN: 0718824008. pp.128. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Richard P.C. Hanson, "Office and the Concept of Office in the Early Church," in Studies in Christian Antiquity. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1985. Hbk. ISBN: 0567093638. pp.117-143. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Stanley Samuel Harakas, "Resurrection and Ethics in Chrysostom," Ex Auditu 9 (1993): 77-95.
Article in Journal or Book E.R. Hardy, "The Decline and Fall of the Confessor-Presbyter," in Studia Patristica XV. Elizabeth A. Livingstone, ed. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1984. pp.221-225.
Book or monograph Adolf von Harnack, The Constitution and Law of the Church in the First Two Centuries. London: Norgate and Williams, 1910.
Book or monograph Hatch: The Organisation of the Early Christian ChurchesEdwin Hatch, The Organisation of the Early Christian Churches. Bampton Lectures 1880. London: Rivingtons, 1881. pp.xxviii + 216. Reprinted: Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 1999. Pbk. ISBN: 157910245X. pp.246. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book E. Glenn Hinson, "Pastoral Authority and the Priesthood of Believers from Cyprian to Calvin," Faith and Mission 7.1 (1989): 6-23.
Book or monograph T.G. Jalland, The Origin and Evolution of the Christian Church. London / New York: Hutchinson, 1950. pp.200.
Book or monograph Jones: The Later Roman Empire, 2 Vols.A.H.M. Jones, The Later Roman Empire, 2 Vols.. John Hopkins University Press, 1986. Pbk. ISBN: 0801832853. pp.1546. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Lienhard: MinistryJoseph T. Lienhard, Ministry. Wilmington: Glazier, 1994. Pbk. ISBN: 0814653200. pp.183. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph J.B. Lightfoot, "The Christian Ministry," Saint Paul's Epistle to the Philippians. Crossway Books, 1994. Pbk. ISBN: 1856841014. pp.181-269. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Thomas Martin Lindsay, The Church and the Ministry in the Early Centuries. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1902.View in PDF format pdf
Book or monograph T.W. Manson, The Church's Ministry. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1948. pp.112.
On-line Resource W. Harold Mare, "Church functionaries: the witness in the literature and archaeology of the New Testament and church periods," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 13.4 (Fall 1970): 229-239. View in PDF format pdf
Book or monograph Kenan B. Osborne, Priesthood: A History of the Ordained Ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. New York / Mahwah: Paulist, 1988. pp. vii + 388.
Book or monograph H.B. Porter, Jr. The Ordination Papers of the Ancient Western Churches. London: SPCK, 1967.
Article in Journal or Book David Rankin, "Tertullian's consistency of thought on ministry," Studia Patristica 21 (1989): 271-76.
Article in Journal or Book B. Reiche, "The Constitution of the Primitive Church in the Light of Jewish Documents," K. Stendahl, ed. The Scrolls and the New Testament. New York: Harper, 1957.
Book or monograph Leopold Sabourin, Early Catholicism and Ministries: Bibliographical Commentary. Burlington, Ontario: Trinity, 1989. pp.126.
Article in Journal or Book Jeffrey G. Sobosan, "The Role of the Presbyter: An Investigation into the Adversus Haereses of Saint Irenaeus," Scottish Journal of Theology 27.2 (1974): 129-146.
Book or monograph Burnett Hillman Streeter, The Primitive Church, Studied with Special Reference to the Origins of the Christian Ministry. London: Macmillan, 1929. pp. xiv + 323.
Book or monograph H.B. Swete, ed. Essays on the Early History of the Church and Ministry, 2nd edn. London: Macmillan, 1921. pp. xxxvi + 446.
Article in Journal or Book G.H. Williams, "The Ministry in the Later Patristic Period," and "The Ministry in the Later Patristic Period," H.R. Niebuhr & D.D. Williams, eds The Ministry in Historical Perspectives. New York: Harper, 1956. pp.27-81.

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