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Bibil Identifier bibil:212451
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Holiness and Ministry
Title (English, ) A Biblical Theology of Ordination
Author Dozeman, Thomas B.
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Library Online
Signature PERUNIL
Publishing house Oxford University Press
Place Oxford
ISBN 978-0-19-536733-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages viii Pages
158 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract This book is an initial response to the call of the World Council of Churches for renewed theological reflection on the biblical roots of ordination to strengthen the vocational identity of the ordained and to provide a framework for ecumenical dialogue. It is grounded in the assumption that the vocation of ordination requires an understanding of holiness and how it functions in human religious experience. The goal is to construct a biblical theology of ordination, embedded in broad reflection on the nature of holiness. The study of holiness and ministry interweaves three methodologies. First, the history of religions describes two theories of holiness in the study of religion — as a dynamic force and as a ritual resource — which play a central role in biblical literature and establish the paradigm of ordination to Word and Sacrament in Christian tradition. Second, the study of the Moses in the Pentateuch and the formation of the Mosaic office illustrate the ways in which the two views of holiness model ordination to the prophetic word and to the priestly ritual. And, third, canonical criticism provides the lens to explore the ongoing influence of the Mosaic office in the New Testament literature.
DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367331.001.0001
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Holiness
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Biblical Theology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ministry
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