Elders in Every City: The Origin and Role of the Ordained Ministry

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Paternoster Press, 2003 - Religion - 103 pages
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Addressing the changing role of the ordained ministry, Roger Beckwith looks both within and without the church walls in this journey of exploration. While the clergy's traditional roles in education, counseling, social welfare, and marriage guidance have been taken over by teachers, doctors, psychiatrists, and social workers, inside, the ordained ministry is also under attack. With the campaign for the ministry of the laity and the prevalence of the Charismatic Movement, the claiming of exclusive rights for the clergy has become much more problematic. This book explores the emergence and function of the ordained ministry against its historical background and draws out important lessons for today's church.

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Review: Elders in Every City: The Origin an Role of the Ordained Ministry

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Very helpful look in to early Christian polity. This one is short, which can be an asset and a weakness. Read it alongside Burtchaell and Walter Lowrie. Read full review

Review: Elders in Every City: The Origin an Role of the Ordained Ministry

User Review  - Goodreads

Very helpful look in to early Christian polity. This one is short, which can be an asset and a weakness. Read it alongside Burtchaell and Walter Lowrie. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Roger Beckwith was ordained into the Anglican ministry in 1954. He has taught liturgy at Tyndale Hall, Bristol, and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and has been librarian of Latimer House, Oxford, under Jim Packer and John Wenham. He is a vice-President of Church Society and the Prayer Book Society and a commissary to the presiding bishop of the Church of England in South Africa.

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