Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Otto Boecler

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:7; 2 Corinthians 8:23; 1 Timothy 4:14; Matthew 10:29; Matthew 16:18;


"By this term (Apostolic Succession) is understood the claim made by most episcopally ordained clergymen and bishops (Anglican, Syrian, and Catholic churches) that they constitute links in an uninterrupted chain of similarly ordained persons, the first of whom were ordained by the apostles themselves. With this opinion is combined the view that only clergymen who are in the line of this spiritual succession are entitled to a pastoral office in the Christian Church, and that all others usurp the functions of the ministry….. the authoritatively commissioned minister is the proper divine instrumentality through which Christ, the exalted invisible Head of the Church, who works by the Holy Ghost, communicates to His people His promised gifts of grace."

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