Collaborators of the Apostles and the reform of the Roman Curia

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O'Collins, Gerald. (2017) Collaborators of the Apostles and the reform of the Roman Curia. Irish Theological Quarterly. 82(3), pp. 185 - 196. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021140017709401
AuthorsO'Collins, Gerald
Abstract

This article responds to Massimo Faggioli’s desire for early traditions that could be retrieved and supply a theological and moral vision for reforming the Roman Curia, the collaborators of the Bishop of Rome. From the New Testament we have scarce information about Peter’s ‘co-workers.’ Seven certainly authentic letters of Paul, however, show such apostolic collaborators functioning with Paul on his mission, and doing so in a variety of ways that prefigure the tasks of the modern Curia. The diocese of Rome is founded on the martyrdom of Peter and Paul. The Christian men and women who collaborated with Paul supply, not so much markers for some administrative changes, but rather an inspiring vision for a biblically based reform of the Roman Curia.

Keywordsco-workers; Paul; Peter; reform; Roman Curia
Year2017
JournalIrish Theological Quarterly
Journal citation82 (3), pp. 185 - 196
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.
ISSN0021-1400
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0021140017709401
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85022331907
Page range185 - 196
Research GroupSchool of Theology
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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