Graduate Papers/Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Systematic Theology


School of Theology and Seminary

First Advisor

Susan K. Wood SCL


Through a study of how authority is exercised in the monastic tradition in the Rule of St. Benedict, one can discern a style of governance that can offer a model for a more pastoral and collegial exercise of episcopal authority in the local church.



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