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On Being a Priest Today - Rosalind Brown

Paperback Published: 25th April 2004
ISBN: 9781561012534
Number Of Pages: 224

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This important book on priestly identity embraces the many contemporary varieties of priestly ministry: male and female, paid and unpaid, parish and work-based, catholic, evangelical, charismatic. Examining the "root," the "shape," and the "fruit" of priestly identity, On Being a Priest Today is essential reading for priests, priests in training, and everyone considering the ministry. Part One "roots" a priest's human and church life in the theological convictions derived from the Christian understanding of God as being for and with others. Part Two explores the "shape" of priestly life in relation to worship, word, and prayer, each supported by the three key virtues of love, faith, and hope. Part Three examines the "fruit" of priestly life by focusing on three fundamental features of priestly identity: holiness, reconciliation, and blessing. With its applicability to various denominations, this exciting book offers welcome new perspectives on what it means to be a priest today.

Some Introductory Wordsp. 1
The Root of Priestly Life
On Being Calledp. 7
On Being for the Otherp. 27
On Being for Godp. 47
The Shape of Priestly Life
On Being for Worshipp. 69
On Being for the Wordp. 89
On Being for Prayerp. 111
The Fruit of Priestly Life
On Being for Holinessp. 139
On Being for Reconciliationp. 165
On Being for Blessingp. 191
Some Concluding Wordsp. 215
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ISBN: 9781561012534
ISBN-10: 156101253X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 25th April 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.4  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32