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Original scientific paper

The Church and the Bible in the context of the correlative relationships of power and authority

Danijel Berković ; Bible Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Berković, D. (2007). The Church and the Bible in the context of the correlative relationships of power and authority. Kairos, 1 (1), 81-105. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/215432
MLA 8th Edition
Berković, Danijel. "The Church and the Bible in the context of the correlative relationships of power and authority." Kairos, vol. 1, no. 1, 2007, pp. 81-105. https://hrcak.srce.hr/215432. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Berković, Danijel. "The Church and the Bible in the context of the correlative relationships of power and authority." Kairos 1, no. 1 (2007): 81-105. https://hrcak.srce.hr/215432
Harvard
Berković, D. (2007). 'The Church and the Bible in the context of the correlative relationships of power and authority', Kairos, 1(1), pp. 81-105. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/215432 (Accessed 17 October 2021)
Vancouver
Berković D. The Church and the Bible in the context of the correlative relationships of power and authority. Kairos [Internet]. 2007 [cited 2021 October 17];1(1):81-105. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/215432
IEEE
D. Berković, "The Church and the Bible in the context of the correlative relationships of power and authority", Kairos, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 81-105, 2007. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/215432. [Accessed: 17 October 2021]

Abstracts
The premise of this work is the distinction between the concepts of “power” and
“authority.” The author attempts to indicate the often unjustifiably synonymous
use of these concepts, whether in Bible translation or in colloquial speech
and the way in which they are wrongly used as alternatives. The concept of
power belongs to institutions and organisations, while the concept of authority
has its origin in commission, calling and (supernatural) equipping.
In the second part of this article the author considers some historical and theological
connections between “power” and “authority” in relation to church
power and scriptural authority, while aware that these concepts, though not
synonymous, need not be mutually exclusive. Some of the many dangers,
temptations and attractions of “power”, with which the historical Church has
been constantly confronted, are pointed out.
In the third part, the author focuses on particular biblical texts, to show where
and how the concept of the authority of the Holy Scripture is found and upon
what it is based. In this part, he refers in brief to textual history and the authority
of Scriptures as seen both from the perspective of a systematic theologian
and from biblical theology and literary contexts.
In conclusion, the author points to three possible “safety valves” by which the
danger of being tempted by power might be shown and avoided, thus fulfilling
the calling and commission of the Church to be salt and light and a community
of hope.

Hrčak ID: 215432

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/215432

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