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In the good old days, not so long ago, in the context of the written word, authority was a term used primarily by librarians as a criteria of evaluation.
People obey authority out of respect, while they obey power out of fearÂ…Authority need not be consistent or rational, it only needs to be accepted as a source of permission or truth.
The real upheaval lies just ahead, as a generation of school kids (and their teachers and librarians) struggle to reconcile traditional notions of education and objectivity and authority with the constructivist web of social facts and collective intelligence where folksonomies flourish and the truth is a virus of many colors.
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 Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In politics, authority (Latin auctoritas, used in Roman law as opposed to potestas and imperium) is often used interchangeably with the term "power".
This legal-rational authority was eclipsed by the charismatic authority held by Robespierre and his cohort during the Reign of Terror.
Finally, authority in revolutionary France was a mix of the legal-rational and charismatic types during the Consulate and First Empire (the charisma in this last case being that of Napoleon Bonaparte).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Authority   (1231 words)

 The Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They then request a meeting with the Authority, where they explain who they are and what they do, basically acquiring and terraforming worlds for industrial exploitation (slaughtering or enslaving the natives in the process) and creating pleasure worlds for the beings of the so-called higher dimensions to screw themselves senseless.
Fractal, taken by the Chinese authorities from her maternity ward, broken as it was by Krigstein's forces, was trained into a lethal killing machine, programmed to hate life, and her sister - it was revealed that it was her causing the Bleed-fractures.
The Authority resign and disband due to the shame of their failure, as well as the manipulations of The Midnighter who believes he was told by a future Apollo that the Authority would go too far and become corrupted with power.
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Authority, then, in the abstract, every man loves and cherishes; and rightly so, for it is his nature to live in society, and society is kept together by authority.
But while civil authority, or government, is natural and universal, the distribution of authority, otherwise called the form of government, or the constitution of the State, is a human convention, varying in various countries, and in the same country at different periods of its history.
Authority, therefore, is natural to mankind collectively; and whatever is natural, and rational, and indispensable for human progress, is an ordinance of God.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02137c.htm   (4438 words)

 SEP: Authority
The authority is justified in issuing the commands and attempting to force people to comply with the commands while the subjects have some kind of duty not to interfere with these activities or comply with the commands.
And the idea of legitimate authority as an authority that has a right to rule over subjects who owe obedience to the authority and that has a right not to be interfered with by foreigners is surely an importantly distinct and perhaps ideal type of authority, which is rarely implemented.
The most demanding notion of authority is the idea of a political authority that has a right to rule that correlates with a duty to obey that is owed to the authority and that is a content independent and preemptive duty.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/authority   (14145 words)

 "Authority" Defined & Explained
The authority given must have been possessed by the person who delegates it, or it will be void; and it must be of a thing lawful, or it will not justify the person to whom it is given.
These rules apply to on authority of a private nature, which must be executed by all to whom it is given; and not to a power of a public nature, which may be executed by all to whom majority.
An authority is to be so construed as to include all necessary or usual means of executing it with effect and when the agent acts, avowedly as such, within his authority, he is not personally responsible.
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Authority is that legal right delegated by God, whereby certain members of the human race have jurisdiction over, and responsibility for, other members of the human race.
The man is the authority in the divine institution of marriage (Eph.5:22-25).
Parents are the authority in the divine institution of the family (Eph.6:1; Col.3:20).
www.versebyverse.org /doctrine/authority.html   (718 words)

When we determine that the considered language is a command, we have established authority, unless there is something resident in the immediate language, context, or remote context to show otherwise.
From all we glean relative to the Lord's Supper (breaking of bread) from the context of Acts 20: 7, and the remote context, the act exemplified in Acts 20: 7 constituted a practice or common act.
As we have seen, without recognizing Jesus' authority and his means of expressing his authority (his teaching, New Testament), we cannot be united and please God.
www.bibletruths.net /authority.htm   (1581 words)

Understanding the expectations and desires of one who is understood to be divine, infinite, and omniscient requires some kind of act of receiving direction.
Questions as to whom has what authority often lie at the heart of political debates, and answers to those questions normally stem from practical and moral considerations, from prior practices and from theories of criminal justice or of the just war.
Obedience to authority seems thoroughly ingrained in most of the population: the Milgram experiment showed that over 60% of a sample of Americans demonstrated willingness to torture another person to death when given orders from an appropriate authority figure.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/a/au/authority.html   (1286 words)

 Anglican Communion: Authority In The Church III
Authority is exercised within the Church for the sake of those outside it, that the Gospel may be proclaimed "in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction" (1 Thess 1.5).
The challenge and responsibility for those with authority within the Church is so to exercise their ministry that they promote the unity of the whole Church in faith and life in a way that enriches rather than diminishes the legitimate diversity of local churches.
The aim of the exercise of authority and of its reception is to enable the Church to say "Amen" to God’s "Yes" in the Gospel.
www.anglicancommunion.org /documents/authority/authorityenglish.html   (11497 words)

He is not only subject to authority of various kinds all of his lifetime, but he may also himself be in a position of power and influence over others, perhaps as parent, military officer, executive, or judge.
Primary authority grows out of the relationship of those who have the right to command and those whose duty it is to obey.
One of the first objections to obeying authority is, "I can't respect the one I'm supposed to obey." But it is possible to respect a person's position of authority while at the same time being aware of character deficiencies which need correction.
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 authority studies
Not Exercising authority over one another--a NT Change from OT.........x135.......In the Old Covenant, there were only some people who operated under God's authority--and therefore had authority over the rest of Israel.
Authority By Implication..........x401.............Jesus taught definitively that within the church, we are not to exercise authority one over another--that His definition of ministry was NOT authority over other Christians.
His teaching on authority is rarely ever dealt with--rather it is much more common to teach authority by supposed Biblical example--by implying that a situation or example from the Bible implies that it is necessary for leadership to exercise authority in the church.
www.visionofthechurch.com /DESCAuthority.html   (9795 words)

 Technorati Weblog: Technorati Authority and Rank
Technorati Authority is the number of blogs linking to a website in the last six months.
The blog with the hightest Technorati Authority is the #1 ranked blog.
The best way to increase your Technorati Authority is to write things that are interesting to other bloggers so they'll link to you.
technorati.com /weblog/2007/05/354.html   (398 words)

 Catholic Pages Directory: » The Church » AUTHORITY
Magisterium Exercises Authority in Christ's Name Address by Pope John Paul II to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (24 November 1994)
Authority: The Church's Biblical and Historical Claims by John Pacheco
William Most An examination of the Scriptural and Patristic texts that bear on the question of whether the statement 'He who hears you hears me' can be used to support the teaching authority of the Church.
www.catholic-pages.com /dir/authority.asp   (227 words)

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 Searching for Authority
I had never thought much about tradition and authority before; I took it for granted that different churches have different beliefs and that it was just a matter of preference which church one belonged to.
The authority of the Catholic Church was simply replaced by the authority of Luther or Calvin.
Yet in both, the Church’s authority was replaced by the individual’s, and the visible church became nothing more than a collection of individuals.
www.chnetwork.org /journals/authority/authority_1.htm   (2272 words)

 Fallacy: Appeal to Authority
Since people have a tendency to believe authorities (and there are, in fact, good reasons to accept some claims made by authorities) this fallacy is a fairly common one.
Since this sort of reasoning is fallacious only when the person is not a legitimate authority in a particular context, it is necessary to provide some acceptable standards of assessment.
A common variation of the typical Appeal to Authority fallacy is an Appeal to an Unnamed Authority.
www.nizkor.org /features/fallacies/appeal-to-authority.html   (2562 words)

 "What's Your Authority?"
The missionary (unless he is a Mormon, of course, in which case his authority is the Book of Mormon) will always claim to fall back on the authority of Scripture.
And third, require that he prove to you both that he has the authority to interpret the Bible for you (remember that his doctrines will almost always be drawn from interpretations of the sacred text rather than the words themselves) and that his interpretations will always be accurate.
Any Christian accepting the authority of the New Testament does so, whether or not he admits it, because he has implicit trust that the Catholic Church made the right decision in determining the canon.
www.catholic.com /library/What_Your_Authority.asp   (2151 words)

 MARC 21 Format for Authority Data: Field List
This document lists all valid and obsolete data elements that may appear in MARC 21 authority records.
It is intended to meet the need for a simple data element list to support MARC system development and online validation of MARC data elements.
Descriptions and examples can be found in the MARC 21 Concise Authority Format.
www.loc.gov /marc/authority/ecadlist.html   (522 words)

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 Authority in Religious Matters   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In order for a society to function properly, authority must be recognized in every avenue of life in our government, homes, and schools.
Jesus said He had been given complete authority in Heaven and on earth.
And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
www.westarkchurchofchrist.org /library/authority1.htm   (212 words)

 Definition of authority - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
2 a : power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior b : freedom granted by one in authority :
b : a governmental agency or corporation to administer a revenue-producing public enterprise authority>
authority for believing the claim> b : convincing force authority to the performance>
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 Amazon.com Music: AUTHORITY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Passage in Time by Authority Zero (Audio CD - 2002)
Chicago Transit Authority by Chicago (Audio CD - 2002)
Top Authority Uncut (The New Year) by Top Authority (Audio CD - 1997)
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 authority: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
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 Topical Guide: Authority
See also Called of God; Delegation of Responsibility; Dominion; Governments; Hands, Laying on of; Jesus Christ, Authority of; Jesus Christ, Teaching Mode of; Leadership; Power; Priesthood, Authority; Priesthood, Keys; Priesthood, Power of; Reign; Rule; Unrighteous Dominion
except he be ordained by some one who has authority.
as soon as they get a little authority.
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