On Priesthood

On Priesthood Servants, Shepherds, Messengers, Sentinels and Stewards

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Publisher's Synopsis

Messenger, sentinel, steward ... these three words have been used to describe the work of a priest in the Church of England since Cranmer wrote the original ordination rite in 1550. Two more, servant and shepherd, were added in 1980. Taken together, these five metaphors provide a rich and resonant set of ideas through which to explore the nature of Christian ministry.

In this short, lyrical book, Bishop Stephen Cottrell explores each one; based on actual addresses given to ordinands on the night before their ordination, it is refreshing, challenging and accessible.

Anyone considering ordination or already in ministry will want to read this book for the fascinating exploration of the five metaphors he considers.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529360981
Publisher: John Murray Press
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Pub date:
DEWEY: 253.3342
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 254g
Height: 135mm
Width: 204mm
Spine width: 21mm