Leadership in the Church: How Traditional Roles Can Help Serve the Christian Community Today

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This is a timely and profound look at the enduring meaning of church office, and the guidance it is called to provide to the church in light of a changed world and a changing future. Includes essays on how the church offices arose, how they are defined, and how they relate to one another. Major themes include: the universal vs. local church, the ministry of the bishop, priest and deacon, apostolic succession and the practical application of canonical norms.
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Overview


This is a timely and profound look at the enduring meaning of church office, and the guidance it is called to provide to the church in light of a changed world and a changing future. Includes essays on how the church offices arose, how they are defined, and how they relate to one another. Major themes include: the universal vs. local church, the ministry of the bishop, priest and deacon, apostolic succession and the practical application of canonical norms.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824519773
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,468,297
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
1 The Diaconate 13
2 Priestly Office 45
3 Episcopal Office 76
4 The Apostolic Succession: An Ecumenical Problem 114
5 Canon Law: The Normative Application of Justice and Mercy 144
6 The Universal Church and the Local Church: A Friendly Rejoinder 158
7 Ecumenical Perspectives on the Future: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism 176
Notes 205
The First Publication of the Essays 239
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    A Good Read

    Cardinal walter Kasper does a nice job of reflecting on and tying in many issues on the life of the Church today, beginning with Bishops, Priests and Deacons. But he also reflects on Canon Law, Ecumenism and his famous debate with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on the primacy of the local church or the universal church.

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