The Development of the Primitive iurisdictio episcopalis
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Materia/sIurisdictio episcopalis, Potestas directa, Potestas indirecta, auctoritas episcopalis, relations Empire-Church
The irruption of Christianity in Roman society implied a necessary process of adaptation of both realities, which coexisted in a common political and cultural space. Outside of first incomprehension from both sides—crystallized in groups that, on the one hand, foresaw the imminent Parousia, and the periodic violent reactions against this weird group of followers of an executed Galileo, on the other hand—truth is that both parts must have little by little adapted to a cohabitation they saw themselves headed toward, since they shared a common space. In turn, Christians, no matter their diverse origin, social or geographical, had to become little by little aware of their own identity, building through the years an internal organization that should answer not only to the necessities of this primitive religious society inside the enormous frame of the Empire, but also to some circumstances presented in their own evolution, as they were a particular human group with a clear mission—Gospel p...