The Ministry of Teachers in the Early Church in the Light of the New Testament

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The present study deals with the characteristic features of the ministry of teachers in the early church, contrasting them with the rabbis in the synagogues. As charismatic characters in the early church, teachers have played a role compa-rable to that of the apostles and prophets. In a different order of ideas, we would like to investigate whether the competence of charismatic teachers should be considered universal, or whether they played a rather local administrative role in the way bishops, deacons and presbyters did. At the same time, we shall analyse the content of their teaching aiming to define the place of teachers within the early church. We shall conclude with remarks concerning the development of the teachers’ status in the post-Pauline period.

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Geréb Zsolt: The Ministry of Teachers in the Early Church in the Light of the New Testament. In: Balogh Csaba, Kolumbán Vilmos József (ed.): Az Írás bűvöletében. Tanulmányok Adorjáni Zoltán 65. születésnapjára. (2021), 266--274