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Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ

O'Collins, Gerald and Jones, Michael K. (2010) Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 311pp. ISBN 9780199576456

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Abstract

In recent years many books have been published in the area of Christology (who is Jesus in himself? ) and soteriology (what did he do as Saviour? ). A number of notable, ecumenical documents on Christian ministry have also appeared. But in all this literature there is surprisingly little reflection on the priesthood of Christ, from which derives all ministry, whether the priesthood of all the faithful or ministerial priesthood. This present work aims to fill that gap by examining, in the light of the Scriptures and the Christian tradition, what it means to call Christ our priest.

Beginning with a study of the biblical material, the book then moves to the witness to Christ's priesthood coming from the fathers of the Church, Thomas Aquinas, Luther and Calvin, the Council of Trent, the seventeenth-century 'French School', John Henry Newman, Tom Torrance and the Second Vatican Council. The two concluding chapters describe and define in twelve theses the key characteristics of Christ's priesthood and what sharing in that priesthood, through baptism and ordination, involves.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Priesthood, Christ
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
B - New Testament
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 23:40
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2015 00:08
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/937

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