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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