Summer 1970

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George W. MacRae, S.J.

Shared Responsibiliiy --Sorne New Testament Perspectives

The au thO?' probes some New Testament Princip/es that offer a theological basis for shm¡ing responsibility in the local Church.

Before introducing sorne of the New Testament evidence that may form a basis for a theology of shared responsibility in the structure and function of the local church, sorne more general observations are in order. These deal with the role of the New Testament in current theological debate, and I should like to formulate them as a series of theses. Behind each thesis lies an important emphasis in recent exegetical or theological scholarship, which for reasons of space we can 115