Priests in a People’s Church – George Guiver CR
Publication Date: 2001
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Trying to define a priest without mentioning the laity is like talking about a dancing partner in isolation, without their other half. At a time when many doubt the special nature of the priesthood, considering the priest in the context of the whole people of God gives an opportunity to recover a vision of the role which goes beyond mere leadership. This collection of essays draws insights from a variety of sources: mystery, the cinema, the media, religious communities, and not least, the laity, as they observe the clergy going about their job hoping to renew the relationship between priests, the laity, and God.
What is distinctive about priesthood within the Christian church? This book argues that a contemporary understanding of priesthood within the church can only be discovered in the context of the whole people of God.