Ministry in the Church: A Historical and Pastoral Approach

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Twenty-Third Publications, 1992 - Religion - 319 pages
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This comprehensive, engaging perspective on the development of Christian ministry shows how this development was often in response to specific social or cultural needs. Focuses on the role of the ordained minister, past, present, and future, and looks closely at what future developments in the Church might bring.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Ministry as Charism
31
From Ministry to Bishop
52
Priesthood as Ministry
82
The Monastery as Minister
105
Ministry as Hierarchy
125
The Reformation of Ministry
149
Ministry as Cult
176
The Reappraisal of Ministry
202
Reappraising Presbyteral Ministry
222
Unresolved Problems in Ministry
245
Toward an Evangelical Ministry
269
Reintegrating the Laity
279
Notes
294
Index
309
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