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The Ministry of Lectors (Collegeville Ministry Series)
     

The Ministry of Lectors (Collegeville Ministry Series)

by James A. Wallace
 

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Emphasizing both spiritual and speaking preparation, this book will help experienced and beginning lectors in the ministry of proclaiming the word of God. Wallace offers insight to various understandings of the lector's work (job, ministry, vocation), and reflects on the mystery of God who speaks to - and through - us in the Word. Includes ideas for ongoing

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Emphasizing both spiritual and speaking preparation, this book will help experienced and beginning lectors in the ministry of proclaiming the word of God. Wallace offers insight to various understandings of the lector's work (job, ministry, vocation), and reflects on the mystery of God who speaks to - and through - us in the Word. Includes ideas for ongoing technique development, as well as a guide to meeting the needs of the text, listeners, and liturgical setting.

Divided into three parts, this work begins with Part One, The Lector - What's in a Name? Sections in Part Two, God's Word Spoken to Us are: The Word of the Lord," *The Word of God and the Bible, - *The Word of God and the Liturgy, - *The Word of God and the Lectionary, - and *The Word of God and the Lector. - Sections in Part Three, God's Word Spoken Through Us are *Spiritual Preparation, - *Speaking Preparation - (includes *The Requirements of the Text, - *The Requirements of the Listeners, - *The Requirements of the Setting - ), *From Skill to Art: Three Suggestions. - Concludes with a Final Word.

James A. Wallace, CSsR, PhD, is professor of homiletics at Washington Theological Union and co-editor of New Theology Review. His previous works includePreaching Through the Saints, Preaching to the Hungers of the Heart, and The Ministry of Lectors published by Liturgical Press.

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This compact, yet comprehensive handbook is a real boon to those who seek to understand the depth and breadth of the ministry of lector. Though written for lectors, this guide contains insights and suggestions relevant for all who proclaim scripture in the Liturgy of the Word.
New Theology Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814629536
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Collegeville Ministry Series
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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James A. Wallace, CSsR, is professor of homiletics at Washington Theological Union, Washington, DC. He is author of Preaching to the Hungers of the Heart: The Homily on the Feasts and within the Rites and coauthor of Lift Up Your Hearts, Homilies for the A, B, and C Cycles (Paulist Press).

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