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Spirituality for Ministry : Library of Episcopalian Classics - Holmes Iii

Spirituality for Ministry

Library of Episcopalian Classics

Paperback Published: 1st July 2002
ISBN: 9780819219169
Number Of Pages: 194

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"Our goal is the Kingdom, the completion of God's creative vision, and we are God's hands in bringing that vision to pass, " wrote Urban Holmes in Spirituality for Ministry, originally published in 1982. But, Holmes warned, ministers who are not rooted in the intimate knowledge of God will have a hard time being God's hands and serving the congregation well.

This timeless and still timely book examines the spiritual base that allows ordained clergy to be interpreters of God's message and symbol-bearers of God's presence in their congregations. Based on interviews with clergy from many denominations, Holmes explores the role of spirituality in the vocation of the ordained, the classic virtues of poverty, chastity, and obedience, the place of worship, prayer, and parish piety, and finally the necessity of spiritual companionship in the life of the clergy.

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
The Subject
The Spiritual Personp. 3
Spiritual Instrumentalityp. 19
The Sins of the Clergyp. 35
The Character
Obeying the Inner Intentionp. 53
Poverty amid Plentyp. 67
Sexuality and Holinessp. 83
The Context
Worship and Spiritualityp. 103
Prayer and the Unconsciousp. 121
A Parish Pietyp. 141
The Support
Spiritual Companionshipp. 163
Notesp. 179
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9780819219169
ISBN-10: 0819219169
Series: Library of Episcopalian Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 1st July 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.05  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1