Rites of Ordination
Paul Bradshaw, one of the world's foremost scholars on the history of Christian liturgy, has shared this expertise in several works that have become standard texts for students of liturgy. In Rites of Ordination, Bradshaw turns his attention to the...
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Paul Bradshaw, one of the world's foremost scholars on the history of Christian liturgy, has shared this expertise in several works that have become standard texts for students of liturgy. In Rites of Ordination, Bradshaw turns his attention to the ways that Christians through the ages have understood what it means to ordain someone as a minister and how that has been expressed in liturgical practice. Bradshaw considers the typological background to ordained ministry some have drawn from the Old Testament and what ministry meant to the earliest Christian communities. He explores the ordination rites and theology of the early church, the Christian East, the medieval West, the churches of the Reformation, and the post-Tridentine Roman Catholic Church.
- Catalogue Code 395372
- Product Code 9780281071579
- ISBN 0281071578
- EAN 9780281071579
- Pages 268
- Department Ministry
- Category Church Resources
- Sub-Category Lectionary/church Year Resources
- Publisher Spck Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge
- Publication Date Jan 2014
- Sales Rank 48250
- Dimensions 216 x 138 x 18mm
Paul F. Bradshaw (Ph.D., Cambridge University; D.D.,London University; D.D. honoris causa, Oxford University) is Professor of Liturgy and Director of the London Undergraduate Program. He has written or edited over twenty books and has contributed more than eighty articles or essays. His book, The Search for the Origins of Christian Liturgy, has become a standard textbook.
Other recent publications include: The Apostolic Tradition: A Commentary (with Maxwell E. Johnson and L. Edward Phillip; Hermeneia Commentary Series; Minneapolis: Fortress Press); The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (Louisville: Westminster Press); and Eucharistic Origins (New York: Oxford University Press).