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Offline Kizzy

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Role of the Laity in the Governance of the Church
« on: May 28, 2005, 01:23:41 AM »
This link below is to an article on this subject written by theologian and educator V. Karras.  It is on the OCL website. The article touches upon many of the themes on this chat group.  In particular it explains the role of the Emperor in the early church, as an agent for the laity, and how without an Emperor, the laity is still important...Reviews many of the important acts of the liaty in the past which helped preserve the faith. 
Anyhow, thought readers would find this interesting.


http://www.ocl.org/THE%20LAITY%20IN%20THE%20GOVERNANCE%20OF%20THE%20CHURCH.htm

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Re: Role of the Laity in the Governance of the Church
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2005, 09:58:47 AM »
I looked up the website OCL and found that Valerie Karas wrote the article.  She is a contributing author to The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Theology.
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Re: Role of the Laity in the Governance of the Church
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2005, 10:50:33 AM »
Of course, OCL is perhaps one of the most anti-Orthodox groups that I know.... so why would feminist theology surprise you?

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Re: Role of the Laity in the Governance of the Church
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2005, 02:58:05 AM »
Of course, OCL is perhaps one of the most anti-Orthodox groups that I know.... so why would feminist theology surprise you?

I very much agree about the OCL. Those folks are 'out-there' and getting worse.
And I find the Karras article to be deficient. I tire of reading about iconoclasm and the Council of Florence. Those periods where the entire Church spoke hardly qualify as models for daily church government and administration by their very nature and certainly not to support an activist agenda of change. Like so much we read today, especially in op-ed pieces, if the first lie gets by unchallenged, then the rest looks valid. Usually it is not so.
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