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Reid Locklin

SMC103Y1 September 22, 2009 After 70 CE, the destruction of the temple of Jerusalem, Christian specific practices become much more important, such as the breaking of the bread and the Eucharist. The document of The Didache sits on a hinge during the questioning the form of leadership, from the charisma aspect of leadership towards the institution aspect of leadership. Paul (c. 50-60 CE) was a charismatic type of leader that believed in one body, many gifts of grace. He became an apostle miraculously, and refers to prophets, teachers and healers as well. He identifies his “fellow-workers” in his work which represents his charismatic form of leadership. The Didache (c. 100 CE) shows the transitional stage between charisma and institution. Prophets and Apostles are the main figures that consistently move. Prophets were allowed to improvise because they have been given the gift of God. However there is a sense of distrust in prophets that dwell in a community for too long because they are meant to travel. Therefore they are encouraged to
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