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