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Priesthood and Society - Kenneth Mason

Priesthood and Society

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9781853114694
Number Of Pages: 192

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A new and updated edition of a classic text on the nature of priesthood draws equally on scripture, tradition and the complexities of modern life to explore the various ways that priests became 'walking sacraments', acting and living out the truth they represent. Focusing on the spiritual disciplines that nurture priestly life, the wisdom of shared ministry and the value of increased lay involvement, PRIESTHOOD AND SOCIETY presents a compelling vision of the Christian ministry that is more concerned with serving the whole of society than in maintaining church attendance.

Offering a fascinating blend of biblical theology, Christian history, radical conscience and political conviction, it will quicken spirits and fire imaginations wherever there is a longing to make the gospel more clearly heard and the Church a more authentic sign of redemption in today's world.

Preface to the Second Edition
The Necessity of Priesthood
A Parablep. 1
The Rudiments of Priesthoodp. 3
Official Priesthoodp. 7
Necessity and Impossibilityp. 11
Christ, the Fulfilment of Priesthoodp. 17
The Universal Moment - Priesthood and Ministry in the New Testament
The Gospel as Re-evaluationp. 23
The Nature of the New Testament Witnessp. 25
The Content of the New Testament Witnessp. 29
Towards Definition - A Christian Sacral Priesthood
The Constantinian Opportunityp. 40
The Eucharistic Priesthoodp. 47
Priesthood and the Subversive Gospel
Contradictionp. 57
Anti-Structurep. 59
Christian Anti-Structurep. 67
Priesthood, Symbol and Doctrine
The Ministries 'of Angels and Men'p. 73
The Symbol of Lovep. 77
Ministry as the Carrier of Doctrinep. 82
The Living Symbol
The Symbolic form of the Ministryp. 87
The Representation of God in Christp. 90
Common Membership in the Bodyp. 96
Sacramental Actionp. 101
The Principle of Gracep. 106
Institution and Functionp. 110
The Emergence of the Laity
Holy Drudgeryp. 114
Luther and the Laityp. 119
Constructive Revolutionp. 124
Secularisation and the Church's Priesthood
The Nature of the Changep. 129
Consequences for the Churchp. 139
Priestly Askesis Todayp. 148
Learned Obediencep. 148
Taken from among human beings in things pertaining to Godp. 149
In all things like unto his brothers and sistersp. 153
In the midst of the congregationp. 158
Made Perfectp. 163
Notesp. 167
Index of Subjectsp. 173
Index of Namesp. 176
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ISBN: 9781853114694
ISBN-10: 1853114693
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition