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Episcopacy & Apostolic Succession according to Hincmar of Rheims

Despite his praise-filled language for the Apostle Peter and Roman See, the Frankish Archbishop Hincmar of Reims (d. 882) had a turbulant relationship with Rome and was no believer in Vatican I's universal and immediate jurisdiction of the Pope. This was due to his exceeding expertise in canon law. In this paper, Tavard analyzes Hincmar's …

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Essence – Energies Distinction in the Church Fathers

The distinction between God's essence and his uncreated energies are found in (but not limited to) the following patristic writers. It is pertinent to note that in these quotes the terms "operation", "activity", "work" signify "energy". We have taken a selection of quotations from each, these do by no means exhaust the number of quotations …

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