The Christian Priest Today

Countless priests have been guided into ordained ministry through Michael
Ramsey's The Christian Priest Today. Mention of it always evokes a smile of
recognition, and priests of a certain age nearly all recall a first encounter with this
book at ...

The Christian Priest Today

Author: ARTHUR MICHAEL RAMSEY

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281082316

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Of all Michael Ramsey's many books, The Christian Priest Today is perhaps the best loved and most enduring. The main part of the volume is composed of charges to ordination candidates, with an emphasis on the intellectual and devotional life of the minister in an increasingly self-sufficient world. Later chapters reflect on the ministry of the laity, the theology of priesthood and the roles of bishop and presbyter in the context of the practical meaning of divine vocation. ‘Michael Ramsay’s profound simplicity leaps off the page . . . The Christian Priest Today can be read with great and lasting benefit by anyone interested in this strange and magnificent vocation.’ John Pritchard, author of The Life and Work of a Priest

On Being a Priest Today

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.

On Being a Priest Today

Author: Rosalind Brown

Publisher: Cowley Publications

ISBN: 1461660688

Page: 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.

Being a Priest Today

This work on priestly identity embraces the many contemporary varieties of priestly ministry and is aimed at priests, priests in training and those considering the ministry.

Being a Priest Today

Author: Christopher J. Cocksworth

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 1853117293

Page: 237

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This work on priestly identity embraces the many contemporary varieties of priestly ministry and is aimed at priests, priests in training and those considering the ministry.

Teaching and Learning God s Love

This inspiring collection of homilies delivered by Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) over six decades offers deep theological and historical insights on the meaning of the life and the witness of a Catholic priest.

Teaching and Learning God s Love

Author: Joseph Ratzinger

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681497735

Page: 392

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This inspiring collection of homilies delivered by Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) over six decades offers deep theological and historical insights on the meaning of the life and the witness of a Catholic priest. When Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated the Year for Priests in 2009, he did so in conjunction with celebrating the 150th anniversary of the death of John Vianney, the patron saint of all parish priests. Benedict's purpose for that special year is the same purpose of this book of homilies—to deepen the commitment of all priests to interior renewal for the sake of a stronger and more incisive witness to the Gospel in today's world. As St. John Vianney would often say, "The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus." This touching expression makes us reflect on the immense gift that priests represent, not only for the Church but for all mankind. Contemporary men and women need priests to be distinguished by their determined witness to Christ. These homilies are meant to illuminate and to inspire priests to renew their commitment to "teaching and learning the love of God". The homilies cover a wide variety of important topics on the priesthood, all deeply rooted in Scripture, including acting in persona Christi, becoming an offering with Christ for the salvation of mankind, being there for God's mercy, and witnessing Christian joy.

The Theology of Priesthood

The Theology of Priesthood is the result of a two-year seminar and dialogue on the priesthood sponsored by the Central Province of Dominican Friars.

The Theology of Priesthood

Author: Benedict M. Ashley

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814650844

Page: 224

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By engaging in conversation with those whose experience, perspectives, and theological traditions vary from their own, the contributors to The Theology of Priesthoodexplore in detail the fundamental questions being asked about the ordained priesthood today. Priests, deacons, and students of theology will find these articles an engaging means to understanding Church, ministry, and priesthood more deeply. The Theology of Priesthoodincludes ten essays that explore facets of ordained ministry and the ministerial priesthood. Paul Philibert, OP, begins with an overview of issues involved in the contemporary discussion on priesthood within the Roman Catholic tradition. Frank Quinn, OP, addresses the significance of language as it pertains to priesthood and ministry and how language is manifested in rites of ordination. Thomas O'Meara, OP, situates the discussion on priesthood within the context of an expansion of ministry in the Church since Vatican II and the implications of this expansion for ministry in the future. Stephen DeLeers articulates a theology of priesthood grounded in Vatican II and post-Vatican II documents which focuses on the primacy of preaching. Thomas Rausch, SJ, then takes up the issue of diversity within ministerial priesthood as he reflects on priesthood within the context of apostolic religious life. Jack Risley, OP, returns to the question of the relationship between ordained ministry and lay ministry. The final three articles reflect on ordained ministry from distinctive perspectives. Benedict Ashley, OP, takes the Letter to the Hebrews as his starting point. Paul Wesche looks at priesthood through the lens of an Eastern Orthodox priest. Donald Goergen, OP, asks what insights African theology, specifically African Christology, might offer a contemporary Catholic theology of priesthood. Paul Philibert, OP, provides a concluding reflection. Donald J. Goergen, OP, is a preacher, teacher, lecturer, author, and theologian who taught systematic theology for many years. He was also previously the provincial for the Dominican friars of the Central Province. He is the editor of A Theology of Jesusseries, and Being a Priest Todaypublished by Liturgical Press.

Glory Descending

The. Christian. Priest. Today. rowan. williams. Some years ago, the board that
selected candidates for the Anglican ministry embarked on a study designed to
clarify the question, 'What ordained ministry does the Church of England require?

Glory Descending

Author: John Habgood

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 1853116300

Page: 288

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Rowan Williams freely admits to the profound influence of Michael Ramsey, one of the greatest Archbishops of the 20th century and a man of great spiritual depth who inspired a generation of Anglicans. Apart from one or two exceptions, his books are out of print, and many will welcome this selection of his writings. Arranged around the church's year, it explores all the great themes of the Christian faith and is ideal for devotional reading, for study and for sermon preparation.

The Anglican Spirit

Ramsey begins with Anglicanism's enduring characteristics, including its dependence on Scripture, tradition--the ancient writers of the church who guide us in interpreting the Bible--and reason, our God-given capacity for divine revelation.

The Anglican Spirit

Author: Michael Ramsey

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596280045

Page: 147

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Archbishop Michael Ramsey was one of the church's most remarkable twentieth-century saints--wise and humble, humorous and compassionate. These introductory lectures on Anglicanism reveal the breadth of Ramsey's theological understanding, his ecumenism, and his vision of the church and the Christian life. Informal and conversational in style, the lectures offer an overview of Anglican theology, spirituality, and history. Ramsey begins with Anglicanism's enduring characteristics, including its dependence on Scripture, tradition--the ancient writers of the church who guide us in interpreting the Bible--and reason, our God-given capacity for divine revelation. Next Ramsey explores its teachings on theology and the sacraments, Tractarianism and the Oxford Movement, the renaissance of Anglican religious communities, and the evolving doctrines of creation, incarnation, and the Holy Spirit. The final section presents Ramsey's theology of the church and Anglicanism's relationship to Rome and the Orthodox churches.

Gold Tested in Fire

A New Pentecost for the Catholic Priesthood Ronald D. Witherup. McGovern,
Thomas. Priestly Celibacy Today. Princeton: ... O'Collins, Gerald, and Michael
Keenan Jones, Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ
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Gold Tested in Fire

Author: Ronald D. Witherup

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814634400

Page: 220

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The recent Year for Priests focused considerable attention on the priesthood, resulting in many books, articles, retreats, conferences, and symposia. In Gold Tested in Fire, Ronald D. Witherup, SS, makes an important new contribution. Intersecting scriptural and theological context with lived pastoral insight, Witherup explores both classic and contemporary understandings of the priesthood, offers insights into the four pillars" suggested for priestly formation, and looks at the charism of priests, and the need for ongoing formation across a life-span. Having engaged in priestly formation in seminaries for a number of years, Witherup moves beyond overly idealized or pietistic approaches to the presbyteral life to offer key insights on the challenges and rewards inherent in contemporary priestly ministry. Underlying his approach is the firm conviction that the present testing in the priesthood is a profound summons to a new Pentecost, inopportunity for the priesthood to be cleansed and remade, and ultimately stronger.

The Parish

Being and Doing The Priest in the Parish MALCOLM TORRY For by the grace
given to me I say to everyone among you not to ... In the second chapter of his
book The Christian Priest Today , Michael Ramsey ( before the days of women ' s
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The Parish

Author: Malcolm Torry

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9781853115868

Page: 215

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The Church of England is its parishes-for clergy & lay people alike, Christianity is lived out in the context of a parish with a community, congregation, building and a priest. This immensely useful resource reflects on many aspects of parish ministry: pastoral care, liturgy, art and the sacred space, spirituality, youth, regeneration, and the multicultural parish, and more. A vital guide for students, clergy and lay church leaders, it was conceived in response to 'Anglicanism: the answer to Modernity'(Continuum), a book by academics giving an ivory-tower view. This is intended as a real help for the real work of running a parish and to enable theological reflection at local level.

The Life and Work of a Priest

Many books have been written about being a priest. Some are mainly theological
and some more practical. Some have become classics, such as Michael
Ramsey's The Christian Priest Today, and some have been well read for their
sheer ...

The Life and Work of a Priest

Author: John Pritchard

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281062617

Page: 160

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Having managed during his eventful time as a vicar to become a footnote in ecclesiastical history (!), John Pritchard's current role as a 'jobbing bishop' ensures he is in contact with many parish priests every week. In this lively and hopeful volume, he realistically maps out the life and work of those called to serve God in the pastoral ministry, looking in turn at the only three things he believes need be of concern: the glory of God, the pain of the world, and the renewal of the Church. From those flow the priest's many roles, such as spiritual explorer, multi-lingual interpreter, wounded companion, friendly irritant, creative leader and mature risk-taker.

Toward a Christology of Christ the High Priest

and victim in one , gives expression once again , though in a way that is not
easily understood by us today , to what the meaning of life is143 . 11. Universal
Savior and Christ the Priest as Layman ? In the aftermath of the Second Vatican ...

Toward a Christology of Christ the High Priest

Author: Michael Keenan Jones

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788878390669

Page: 403

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This study is a historical retrieval of particular authors and their discussions of Christ as priest, discussions that often emanated from age-old tensions. The Lord's priesthood—an important but often neglected theme in Christology— may provide a prism for any current renewal in both the baptismal and ministerial dimensions of the priesthood of Jesus Christ. He is the original model, the one from whom we always learn what being priestly is all about.

If You Meet George Herbert on the Road Kill Him

Here we see an echo in the Archbishop of Canterbury's lecture on 'The Christian
Priest Today', in which Dr Williams describes the Church as being the “'
responsible” community, answering to what is there before it',15 called into being
by the ...

If You Meet George Herbert on the Road  Kill Him

Author: Justin Lewis-Anthony

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1906286175

Page: 256

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At a time of uncertainty for the Church, this robust challenge to an outmoded style of ministry offers realistic encouragement for the future. The book's deliberately provocative title echoes: If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him; its thesis is that the shadow of George Herbert's parish ministry lingers still in the Church of England, placing an impossible burden of unreasonable expectations upon today's parish clergy. The author sets out realistically to assess the context of Herbert's life and to explore the difficulties of parish life today; he concludes by outlining a more sustainable pattern for the future. This is a book of the long view. In looking at the status and role of parish clergy it draws on the work of historians, social anthropologists, psychologists and theologians and presents their ideas in a readable and passionate style. It is neither a jeremiad nor pollyanna-ish in its analysis or its prescriptions, but rather sees the future strength of the parochial clergy to be found in a recovery of historic, renewed understandings of priestly ministry. In a climate of such uncertainty for the future of the church, it will be an encouragement for priest and people, and welcomed by both.

A Spiritual Theology of the Priesthood

"--Lavinia Byrne, I.B.V.M. "For those who have kept up with recent Vatican documents on priestly life and ministry, the hand of von Balthasar will be readily recognizable. . . . This book belongs in every priest's library.

A Spiritual Theology of the Priesthood

Author: Dermot Power (Fr.)

Publisher: Catholic University of Amer Press

ISBN:

Page: 178

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Hans Urs von Balthasar's writings have pastoral implications that even now are barely recognized and hardly developed. Here a pastorally experienced theologian, who knew von Balthasar personally, unfolds this pastoral dimension for the first time. Father Dermot Power demonstrates the paradoxical grandeur and weakness of the Catholic priesthood. He highlights the roles of the Catholic priest as servant, bridegroom, shepherd, victim, teacher, prophet, celebrant, and minister of reconciliation. He explores the relationship between the mission of Christ and the states of life within the Church, including the laity, and that between the universal call to holiness and the priestly vocation. He examines the structures of the Church in relation to the inwardness of love, and the new hope it offers for the renewal of the priesthood in the Catholic Church. Dermot Power is Chaplain of St. Mary's School, Ascot. He lectures widely and leads retreats and workshops for priests. "Power's book on priesthood is so eminently worth reading, because it deliberately attempts to draw upon the work of von Balthasar in trying to show us how the reality of the priesthood remains rooted in Jesus Christ."--Crisis "A timely, profound and enriching reflection on the priesthood which brings together theology, spirituality, and personal experience in an invigorating way."--Msgr. Keith Barltrop "This illuminating book deserves to become a classic and should be on the shelves of every priest."--Prof. John Saward "[The book] makes an invaluable, deeply theological contribution to our understanding of priesthood today."--Bishop James O'Brien "Father Power gives us . . . a great gift: a practical, simple, and profound spiritual theology of the priesthood. The spirituality here helps us to live our priesthood as well as to understand it better."--Robert Faricy, S.J. "This close examination of von Balthasar's theology reveals what lies at the very heart of the priesthood and offers a spirituality to match it."--Lavinia Byrne, I.B.V.M. "For those who have kept up with recent Vatican documents on priestly life and ministry, the hand of von Balthasar will be readily recognizable. . . . This book belongs in every priest's library."--Homiletic and Pastoral Review CONTENTS Foreword by Robert Faricy, S.J. Preface Introduction I. The Ministerial Priesthood in the Light of the Mystery of Christ 2. Jesus: Priest and Victim 3. The Ministerial Priesthood and its Ecclesial Setting 4. Interiority and Mission 5. Priesthood as a State of Life: The Evangelical Counsels and the Radicalism of the Gospel 6. The Ministerial Priesthood: Its Classical Modes of Ministry and Presence within the Church 7. The Dynamic of Tradition Conclusion

The Pattern of Our Calling

The book offers realistic sustenance to practitioners struggling with the new demands on clergy.

The Pattern of Our Calling

Author: David Hoyle

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334054729

Page: 224

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Ministry has always changed, adapting to time and place. But the pace of change has increased. There is a greater need for success and less tolerance of diversity. A few high-achievers hold up their heads whilst others struggle or wonder how to make sense of what feels like failure. Our theology is impoverished and we are so quick to adopt new models that we have forgotten our own past. David Hoyle explores the changing theologies of ministry during the church’s history with the aim of challenging the lack of theological reflection in some of today’s results-driven understanding of ministry that seems more influenced by the business world than by Christian theology and tradition. Setting out to explain why theologians said what they said about ministry, why it might matter, and why it might be exciting, Hoyle covers nearly two thousand years of theological reflection from the Didache to Michael Ramsey and current writers, and provides a synthesis not found anywhere else. The book offers realistic sustenance to practitioners struggling with the new demands on clergy.

The Great Christian Centuries to Come

The Christian Priest Today , p . 80 . 34 Sacred and Secular, pp. 75–6. 35 The
Christian Priest. 20 At least , it was at the head of each page and in the table of
Contents . But its title appeared on p . 3 as ' The Church and the Passion ' . 21
The ...

The Great Christian Centuries to Come

Author: Michael Ramsey

Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Incorporated, Publishers

ISBN:

Page: 198

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Idols Behind Altars

Many of the minor offices of the sanctuary, such as sweeping and swinging
censers, fall to the charge of Quiche Indians, descendants of the ancient
priesthood and nobility ... Today in Nahuala no Christian priest (or even a white
man) is ...

Idols Behind Altars

Author: Anita Brenner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486145751

Page: 432

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Critical study ranges from pre-Columbian times through the 20th century to explore Mexico's intrinsic association between art and religion; the role of iconography in Mexican art; and the return to native values. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1929 edition. 118 black-and-white illustrations.

The Episcopal Church Annual

The most exciting and dramatic happening in Christianity today ... Breaking new
grounds in spirituality Prayer : A ... THE CHRISTIAN PRIEST TODAY Is the work
of the Christian priest outmoded in this secular age ? To the churchman who may
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The Diocesan Priest

As a continuation of the mission of Jesus Christ, it is, in the first place an office of
evangelization. ... Indeed, the designation of priest is first applied in the New
Testament to the Christian community in 1 Peter 2:5, 9 and Revelation 1:6; 5:10;
and 20:6, recalling the ... Church Today (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1996),
125.

The Diocesan Priest

Author: David Bohr

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814639054

Page: 184

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In a robust and engaging manner, David Bohr offers us a thorough review and timely reanalysis of the Catholic diocesan priesthood. Biblical, historical, and sacramental voices dialogue with the relevant documents of the Second Vatican Council, other papal pronouncements, and the perspectives of some of the major commentators on the state of the Catholic priesthood today. Clergy and laity alike will find in BohrG??s models of priestly ministry and the topics of consecration, mission, and celibacy a flash point reigniting the discussion of the past, present, and future of the Catholic diocesan priesthood.