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Christopher W. B. Stephens studied Theology at Christ Church, Oxford, under the supervision of Mark Edwards. There he began his research into early canon law and doctrine, from which this book emerges. After a number of years leading the research department of the Methodist Church in Britain, Christopher is now Head of Southlands College at the University of Roehampton and Director of the Susanna Wesley Foundation for Ministry, Management and Organisation. Christopher's current academic work combines an ongoing interest in Ecclesiastical History with organisational research programmes to support the contemporary development of faith communities and religious institutions. His other recent publications include resources for those exercising public ministry and research papers on diversity and migration within contemporary Christian communities in Britain.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Canon law -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Church -- Authority -- History -- To 1500.
Councils and synods (Canon law) -- History -- To 1500.
Church history -- 4th century.