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Collaborators of the Apostles and the Reform of the Roman Curia

O'Collins, Gerald (2017) Collaborators of the Apostles and the Reform of the Roman Curia. Irish Theological Quarterly, 82 (3). pp. 185-196. ISSN 0021-1400

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Abstract

This article responds to Massimo Faggioli’s desire for early traditions that could be retrieved and supply a theological and moral vision for reforming the Roman Curia, the collaborators of the Bishop of Rome. From the New Testament we have scarce information about Peter’s ‘co-workers.’ Seven certainly authentic letters of Paul, however, show such apostolic collaborators functioning with Paul on his mission, and doing so in a variety of ways that prefigure the tasks of the modern Curia. The diocese of Rome is founded on the martyrdom of Peter and Paul. The Christian men and women who collaborated with Paul supply, not so much markers for some administrative changes, but rather an inspiring vision for a biblically based reform of the Roman Curia.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: co-workers, Paul, Peter, reform, Roman Curia
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2018 03:30
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2018 03:30
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3183

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