The Theological Understanding of Orders
Fry, Joseph D.
Fry, Joseph D. The Theological Understanding of Orders; A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Theology, United College, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Divinity. Winnipeg, 1953.
The New Testament always speaks of the Church in relation to Christ. The Church is never thought of as an entity within itself possessing its own life. Rather the Church consists for the New Testament writers in Christ. Only where Christ is present in the Holy Spirit is the Church a reality.