Being Salt addresses both ordination and leadership by taking as its point of departure the most distinctive yet often overlooked feature of ordination: indelibilitybeing ordained for life. Sumner wholeheartedly agrees with the Reformation emphasis on the ministry of the whole people of God. Still, he argues that we can only understand priesthood if we understand what one is ordained for. Indelibilitylifetime ordinationprovides an entree to the question of what sets the ordained apart. In sum, Being Salt offers an evangelical argument for a catholic practice and so goes to the heart of what Anglicanism understands itself to be.
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About the Author
George R. Sumner is Principal of Wycliffe College, Toronto. He is the author of The First and the Last: The Claim of Jesus Christ and the Claims of Other Religious Traditions.
Table of Contents
The Priest as Counter-Symbol 21
The Priest as the Sign of the Oath 45
The Priest as Church in Miniature 61
So What? 77
Scripture Index 109