More on tentmaking. “The fourth Council of Carthage...5lst canon reads: ‘Let a cleric however learned in the word of God get his livelyhood by a craft’. The 52nd, ‘Let the cleric procure his food and raiment by a craft, or by agriculture without interfering with his official duty.’ And the 53rd, ‘Let all clerics who are strong enough to work learn both crafts and letters’. These canons became the rule for the church over wide areas, and for a long period of time, and the 53rd is quoted as authoritative in England in the eighth century be Ecbert, archbishop of York.” By: Paul Stevens Source: Liberating the Laity, InterVarsity Press, 1985, pg l35

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