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Jesus and the Ordained Ministry: A Christocentric View of Priesthood

O'Collins, Gerald (2011) Jesus and the Ordained Ministry: A Christocentric View of Priesthood. Irish Theological Quarterly, 76 (1). pp. 20-34. ISSN 0021-1400

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Abstract

In presenting the priesthood of the ordained, this article emphasizes how it is based on the prior priesthood of all the baptized and forms a ‘vulnerable vocation’ within a ‘vulnerable vocation.’ Expounding Christ’s triple role as priest, prophet, and king/shepherd and the priesthood he exercised during his public ministry, the article recalls how the ordained are visible signs of the invisible, but dynamically present, Christ the High Priest and share as ‘holy intercessors’ in the intercessory role of his eternal priesthood.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Baptism, King, Ordination, Priest, Prophet, Vatican II
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subject Area(s): C - Church History
Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 16:11
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 16:11
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1392

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