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dc.contributor.advisorAllison, Gregg
dc.contributor.authorGalla, Patrick Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-07T21:04:45Z
dc.date.available2021-12-07T21:04:45Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-04
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10392/6685
dc.description.abstractThe tradition of the laying on of hands (LOH) can be ambiguous in both essence and practice. Further, the contemporary evangelical church and the academy lack a robust understanding its significance in both orthodoxy and orthopraxy. The goal of this work is threefold: (1) to clarify the essence of the LOH, (2) to clarify the relationship between the LOH and ordination, and (3) to demonstrate that the LOH for ordination has both scriptural and historical precedents. This thesis argues that the Bible presents the LOH as a paradigm for ecclesiastical ordination, establishing it as an essential aspect of polity. A theological retrieval of John Calvin’s view of the LOH for ordination demonstrates historical precedent and further bolsters the above claim. My findings are threefold: (1) the LOH is a symbolic expression, (2) the LOH is external and communal, and (3) the LOH brings order to church governance and church life.en_US
dc.subjectCalvinen_US
dc.subjectEldersen_US
dc.subjectInstallationen_US
dc.subjectLaying on of handsen_US
dc.subjectOrdinationen_US
dc.titleThe Laying On of Hands As a Paradigm for Ecclesiastical Ordination: A Biblical, Historical, and Theological Studyen_US
dc.typeElectronic thesisen_US
dc.typeText
dc.type.qualificationnameTh.M.en_US
dc.publisher.institutionSouthern Baptist Theological Seminaryen_US
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Theology


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