A basic and theological introduction to the role and work of a Church of England Reader, covering the full range of Reader ministry, together with a short history of reader ministry. This is a practical guide for candidates, trainees, and...
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A basic and theological introduction to the role and work of a Church of England Reader, covering the full range of Reader ministry, together with a short history of reader ministry. This is a practical guide for candidates, trainees, and licensed Readers, and for all who work with them. The public ministry of the Church of England currently comprises some 27,000 licensed ministers and more than 10,000 Readers. In many parishes and benefices, it is Readers who make the local pattern of worship sustainable Sunday to Sunday.
Paula Gooder (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is a part-time tutor at the Queens Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham and a freelance writer and lecturer on the Bible.
She is the author of many books including The Pentateuch (Continuum, 2000); This Risen Existence. The Spirit of Easter (Canterbury Press, 2009); A Way Through the Wilderness. God's Help in a Time of Crisis (Church House Publishing, 2009); Only The Third Heaven? 2 Corinthians 12.1-10 and Heavenly Ascent (T&T Clark, 2006); Hosea-Micah (The People's Bible Commentary; BRF, 2005) and co-author with Dr Peter Kevern of Exploring New Testament Greek (SCM Press, 2004)
She also is Canon Theologian of Birmingham Cathedral, Visiting lecturer at King's College, London, Associate lecturer at St Mellitus College, London, an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and Senior Research Scholar at the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham. She is a Reader in the Church of England and a member of General Synod.
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