Priesthood, Pastors, Bishops: Public Ministry for the Reformation and Today

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  • Copyright: 2008-07-01
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
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* Retrieves the Reformation context and convictions about ministry * Traces the history of the idea of the priesthood of all believers * Clarifies the theological underpinnings of ministry in Reformation traditions

Author Biography

Timothy J. Wengert is Ministerium of Pennsylvania Professor of the History of Christianity at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

The Priesthood of All Believers and Other Pious Mythsp. 1
Other "Proofs" for the Existence of the Priesthood of All Believersp. 17
The End of the Public Office of Ministry in the Lutheran Confessionsp. 33
Bishops in the Augsburg Confession: Servants of the Crucifiedp. 55
Witnessing to the Evangelical Office of Bishop in The Book of Concordp. 77
Concluding Thoughtsp. 103
Notesp. 111
Indexp. 137
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