Churches are said to have Church polity -- which is understood as tenets of Church government, or something of the sort. A few cases are viewed differently. Monasticism, for instance, may be interpreted not as polity, but as the desire to escape the world -- including ministering in this world. Telemachus is an example of a monk who deliberately went back into the world, and was martyred as a result. Yet what if all Church polity may be viewed as the attempt to escape the world -- including ministering in this world. The hazards of ministry are great -- if one is truly involved and engaged. Supposing episcopalianism were the attempt to disengage with the laity? Supposing apostolicism were the attempt to distribute responsibility? And so on.