Course No: ES545
Course Title: History & Development of Apostolic Succession
Instructor: Dr. C. B. Bryant
This course explores the history and development of Apostolic Succession, a central concept in the theology and practice of many Christian denominations. The course covers the origins and evolution of the concept of Apostolic Succession, tracing its development from the early church through to the present day. Students will examine the theological, historical, and ecclesiological significance of Apostolic Succession in various Christian traditions, including Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and others.
Students will explore the various ways in which the concept of Apostolic Succession has been understood and interpreted throughout history, as well as its relationship to other key Christian beliefs and practices. Topics covered in the course include the role of bishops and other church leaders in the transmission of apostolic authority, the significance of apostolic lineage and succession in church governance and sacramental theology, and the debates and controversies that have arisen over the centuries concerning the nature and validity of Apostolic Succession.
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