Friday, September 5, 2008

Where Theologians Reside

From 100 to 600, the majority of theologians were bishops of cities. From 600 to 1500 the theologians remained mostly in monasteries. And, since the rise of the University system out of the monastic tradition, most theologians have been professors.

Pope Saint Gregory I was a monk before ascending to the position of the Bishop of Rome. (Died : 604)
Luther was a monk who became a professor. (Died: 1546)
It is through these occupations of theologians that the Church's understanding of what Jesus and the apostles taught, and it is primarily through these offices that the various Christian teachings have been passed on to each successive generation.

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