Rabbi - Pastor - Priest : Their Roles and Profiles Through the Ages

Rabbi - Pastor - Priest : Their Roles and Profiles Through the Ages

by Walter Homolka
     
 

Both Judaism and Christianity have authorized clergy, charged with fulfilling a multitude of tasks in their respective communities. They teach, provide

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Overview

Both Judaism and Christianity have authorized clergy, charged with fulfilling a multitude of tasks in their respective communities. They teach, provide pastoral care, and preach. They lead worship, hold services and offer counseling regarding all aspects of life. They perform religious rites at the beginning and end of life as well as in-between. They make decisions regarding religious questions, serve as administrators, and possibly even mediate ?between heaven and earth’.
The concrete forms of realization and the functions of the office are not only defined through theological specification but are also subject to trends and influences. This in turn leads to constant change and adaptation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110266016
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Studia Judaica Series, #64
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Walter Homolka, Universität Potsdam; Alexander Deeg, Universität Leipzig; Heinz-Günther Schöttler, Universität Regensburg.

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