Holy Orders

Book 4/Chapter 19

Clerical orders (section 22)

1. What does Calvin point out about the sacrament of holy orders?

2. Do their writers agree on how many clerical offices there are?

Christ and seven offices (section 23)

1. What is Calvin’s response to the claim that Christ occupied all seven offices, thus sanctifying them?

Lower offices (section 24)

1. What is another problem with the lower offices?

The tonsure (section 25)

1. What is the central problem with tracing the tonsure to 1 Pet. 2:9?

2. What is another problem with describing this group as holy?

No Nazarite vow (section 26)

1. How does Calvin answer the claim that Paul took the tonsure (Acts 18:18)?

These are the questions for the readings for Thursday, December 17, and those readings can be found here.

Christ and seven offices (section 23)

1. What is Calvin’s response to the claim that Christ occupied all seven offices, thus sanctifying them?

Lower offices (section 24)

1. What is another problem with the lower offices?

The tonsure (section 25)

1. What is the central problem with tracing the tonsure to 1 Pet. 2:9?

2. What is another problem with describing this group as holy?

No Nazarite vow (section 26)

1. How does Calvin answer the claim that Paul took the tonsure (Acts 18:18)?

These are the questions for the readings for Thursday, December 17, and those readings can be found here.

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