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== Disciple ==
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A '''disciple''' is one who learns from another, particularly one of the twelve [[Apostles]] of [[Jesus Christ]] but also referring to those who learned from them and from the [[Church Fathers]].
(from Latin: ''discipulus'', pupil, from ''discere'', to learn, also denotes disciplined learning by a follower. From ''discipline'': training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement. Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control.  
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''Disciple'' is from Latin ''discipulus''—pupil, from ''discere'', to learn, also denotes disciplined learning by a follower.  From ''discipline'': training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement. Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control.
  
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Original [[Holy Scripture|Biblical]] usage in the Greek [[New Testament]] is distinctly different from the Latin understanding. The Greek μαθετης (''mathetis'') originally simply meant a pupil or someone who learns (from ''matheno''). With regards to Jesus' original fellowship, it refers to a close continual teacher/student relationship where learning is greatly emphasised.
 
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1. One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another, or  an active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
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2. Often '''Disciple''' One of the original followers of Jesus Christ, or '''disciple''', simply a member of the followers of Christ and his teaching.
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3. Original [[Biblical]] usage in the Greek [[New Testament]] is distinctly different from the Latin understanding. Greek: ''Mathetis'', in originally simply meant a pupil or someone who learns from ''matheno''. With regards to Jesus's original fellowship, it refers to a close continual teacher/student relationship where [[learning]] is greatly emphasised.
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Revision as of 05:06, June 6, 2005

A disciple is one who learns from another, particularly one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ but also referring to those who learned from them and from the Church Fathers.

Disciple is from Latin discipulus—pupil, from discere, to learn, also denotes disciplined learning by a follower. From discipline: training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement. Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control.

Original Biblical usage in the Greek New Testament is distinctly different from the Latin understanding. The Greek μαθετης (mathetis) originally simply meant a pupil or someone who learns (from matheno). With regards to Jesus' original fellowship, it refers to a close continual teacher/student relationship where learning is greatly emphasised.

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