Priesthood the Baptised and the Ordained: A Textual Hermeneutics in the Light of the Church Documents; 2 Volumes
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Book ID : 30505
ISBN-10 : 81-85574-58-8 / 8185574588
ISBN-13 : 978-81-85574-58-5 / 9788185574585
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
xxxxiv, 788p., Abb., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Part I: History of Ministries in the Church; Ministries in the Church: A historical perspective; Part II: The lay faithful and the ordained presbyter; The lay faithful in the church; The ordained presbyter in the church.
Vol.2: Part III: Correlation and difference between common and ministerial priesthood; The Correlation between common and ministerial priesthood in the light of Tria munera; Difference between common and ministerial priesthood; Part IV: The future of ministries in the church; Towards a reinterpretation of ministry; United in Christ's mission; Notes to volume two.
Formulating the respective identities of the faithful who are engaged in ordained and non-ordained ministries in the Church poses a serious challenge. How do we describe their mutual relationship, yet allow for their difference? Employing critical textual hermeneutics within the historical, documental, theological and linguistic framework, this book presents a coherent theology of the lay faithful and the ordained with special reference to important magisterial teachings and theological concepts. The first part of the study begins with a detailed examination of the origin and evolution of ministries in the Church. The second part elucidates the theology of the lay faithful and the ordained with a critical textual analysis of the Church documents. The third part offers a theological and hermeneutical under-standing of the correlation and difference between the two modes of priesthood in terms of important theological and ecclesiological concepts. Employing a philosophical, linguistic, analytical and evaluative method, the fourth and concluding part looks at the current understanding of ministry, its ambiguities and misinterpretations, and offers a new interpretation of ministry in the church.