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ERIC Number: EJ929793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
Teachers in Early Christianity
Markowski, Michael
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v17 n2 p136-152 2008
This article presents the idea that the Early Church supported teachers as one of the ministry offices within the local church. These teachers worked to mature the spiritual life of the congregation and so helped to free the pastoral ministry to focus on other duties, many of which fall on pastors. Most ministers, pastors, and others teach at one time or another, but the main task of teaching in the Early Church was carried on by (not merely overseen or administrated by) highly qualified Christian teachers. Three questions help explore the position of teachers in early Christianity: How does the New Testament define the "teacher"? How did the early church employ teachers? What principles helped to direct the Christian "Life of the Mind" in the Early Church? (Contains 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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