The Christian Priest Today

. . 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

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.

On Christian Priesthood

This book seeks to re-pristinate the doctrine of ministerial priesthood by setting it within the context of fundamental moral theology - to recall readers from all Christian traditions to the fundamental soundness of the concept of ...

On Christian Priesthood

Author: Robin Ward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441106529

Page: 168

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The ideas which have defined and informed Christian priesthood in the past are now called into question more than at any time since the Reformation. Is there such a thing as a Christian cult? Is Christian worship in any other way sacrificial? How can ordained Christians be seen as part of a ministerial priesthood distinct from other believers? What does it mean to teach with authority within and on behalf of the Church? When Michael Ramsey wrote The Christian Priest Today he could assume that the priest would be seen as a man of the Eucharist, a confessor, an intercessor and an exponent of the Church's teaching. In the contemporary Church none of these things can be taken for granted in the same say. This book seeks to re-pristinate the doctrine of ministerial priesthood by setting it within the context of fundamental moral theology - to recall readers from all Christian traditions to the fundamental soundness of the concept of ministerial priesthood and its importance in contemporary ecumenical duologue, liturgical reform and pastoral planning.

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.

Glory Descending

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.

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 Priest Today

another by inheritance , the Christian priest does not succeed Jesus in his
priesthood but is simply Christ ' s minister . Surely , the ordination conferred by
the bishop is not a simple nomination for this or that work ; it is a sacrament which
, as ...

The Priest Today

Author: Jean-Claude Barreau

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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.

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 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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Living Our Priesthood Today

Father Raymond Brown , in his Priest and Bishop : Biblical Reflection , explores
first the Old Testament priesthood and then moves into the Christian priesthood
of the first century . He emphasizes two things in regard to the Old Testament ...

Living Our Priesthood Today

Author: M. Basil Pennington

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 9780879735135

Page: 238

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Crucible

2 M. Ramsey The Christian Priest Today . SPCK , London , 1985. p.111 . 3 L.B.
Mead Evaluation Of , By , For and To the Clergy , Alban Institute , 1990 . 4 G.A.
Randell Staff Appraisal , Institute of Personnel Management . Lawrence and
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Counsels on the Christian Priesthood

The latter I design to publish in a separate small volume , Counsels on the
Christian Priesthood . ... since I wrote those words , and the reader may ask why I
did not produce that " separate small volume " earlier , and why I produce it now .

Counsels on the Christian Priesthood

Author: Saint John (of Kronstadt)

Publisher: St Vladimirs Seminary Press

ISBN: 9780881411362

Page: 134

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Saint John of Kronstadt (1829-1908) is known as a great wonderworker and a man of prayer. He possessed an evangelical fervor, almost unbounded pastoral energy authenticated by his simple and clear faith in God. He was a true shepherd of his flock who labored zealously for their salvation and material care and well-being. In our modern secular era, amidst the current debates over the role in the Christian ministry of priest and pastor, St. John appears like some miracle-working ascetic of old, with the same spiritual gifts which God bestowed on the ancient saints. When he spoke of prayer, he spoke from personal experience. He showed by blazing example that the first and foremost role of the priest is to be a man of prayer. Although these selections are directed primarily at priests, the laity may profit greatly from the present book. The words of St. John are for everyone who desires to devote more attention to their souls and raise their thought to God. St. John believed that every person, insofar as he is devout, could draw near to God, the Theotokos, and the saints. These Counsels on the Christian Priesthood encourage us to open our hearts to prayer, which can enliven, strengthen and even heal our souls and bodies.

Philosophy Now

The Marxist - Christian dialogue , it seems to me , starts from these two honest
hostilities . ... The Priest as Revolutionary Leader To return now to the question of
the Christian ministry : As I see it , the Christian priest is not to be understood on ...

Philosophy Now

Author: Paula S. Rothenberg

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Page: 610

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Offers information on "Philosophy Now" magazine, published quarterly in London, England. Includes subscription details, an events calendar, and online discussion forums. Highlights features and news from the current issue.

A Passionate Balance

Holy Communion ' in Keble , Christian Year , p . 275 . 57. Ramsey , Christian
Priest Today , p . 36 . 58. R. Williams , ' Sacraments of the New Society ' , p . 93 ,
in Brown and Loades , Christ : the Sacramental Word . 59. Ramsey , Christian
Priest ...

A Passionate Balance

Author: Alan Bartlett

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Page: 220

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A clear and inclusive account of the broad, rich, and developing core of Anglivan spirituality as it hasevolved through history. Highlighting its complexity, fallibility, occasional hesitancy, Bartlett suggests that Anglican spirituality and theology has the potential to be an effective post-modern expression of the Christian faith.

Rethinking the Priesthood

The Priest Today Piet FRANSEN , S . J . This chapter is not intended to be a
complete treatise on the Christian priesthood today . Still less is it an effort to
present once more the theological synthesis which we have worked out in our
courses of ...

Rethinking the Priesthood

Author: Fernando Vittorino Joannes

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Austin Farrer

Walking Sacraments The Gospel for today shows us John the Baptist under fire .
People want to know what he ... John was under fire , he was called on to explain
himself : and so it is with the Christian priest today . People want to know what ...

Austin Farrer

Author: Austin Farrer

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Page: 211

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An insightful collection of sermons from Austin Farrer, Warden of Keble College, Oxford from 1960 until his death in 1968.