Bishop

Saint Augustine A bishop is an ordained or appointed member in a religious institution, who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight. The title is most often used in Christian Churches, but is also used in some Japanese Buddhist institutions, and by the Japanese new religion Tenrikyo.

Within the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Moravian, Anglican, Old Catholic, some Lutheran churches, Independent Catholic churches, as well as the Assyrian Church of the East, bishops claim apostolic succession, a direct historical lineage dating back to the original Twelve Apostles. Within these churches, bishops are seen as those who possess the full priesthood and can ordain clergy, including other bishops. Some Protestant churches, including the Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist and some Pentecostal churches have bishops serving similar functions as well, though not always understood to be within apostolic succession in the same way. A person ordained as a deacon, priest, and then bishop is understood to hold the fullness of the (ministerial) priesthood, given responsibility by Christ to govern, teach, and sanctify the Body of Christ. Priests, deacons and lay ministers co-operate and assist their bishops in pastoral ministry. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 2000
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Published 1971
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Published 1980
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Published 1999
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by Bishop, Russell., Bishop, Russell.
Published 2011
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by Bishop, Mark., Bishop, Mark.
Published 2012
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by Bishop, M., Bishop, M.
Published 2013
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by Bishop, Joshua.
Published 1992
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by Bishop, George.
Published 1990
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by Bishop, Paul
Published 1992
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by Bishop, Sherry.
Published 2010
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by Bishop, Claire.
Published 2005
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by Bishop, Owen.
Published 2002
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by Bishop, Joyce.
Published 2001
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by Bishop, Sherry.
Published 2006
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by Bishop, Keith.
Published 2007
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by Bishop, Sherry.
Published 2006
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by Bishop, Ruth.
Published 2003
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by Bishop, Bernie.
Published 2001
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