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Sukzession und Tradition in Antike und Urchristentum

E. Bammel
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 49, No 4 | a2516 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v49i4.2516 | © 1993 E. Bammel | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 1993 | Published: 13 January 1993

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E. Bammel, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Succession und tradition in Antiquity and Early Christianity
This article focusses on the concepts which today are known as ‘succession’ and ‘apostolic tradition’. It investigates the meaning and reference of these concepts within the context of textual evidences from Antiquity and Early Christianity. From this historical perpective, the article aims at arguing that both concepts should primarily be understood within a judicial and political realm and not merely as theological ideas.

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