Theology of ministry : a Reformed contribution to an ecumenical dialogue /

Building on the Reformed theology of in the 16th century and on the results of the ecumenical convergence on ministry (BEM) in the 20th century, this study presents building blocks for a renewed theology of ministry in the 21st century.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Van der Borght, Ed. A. J. G., 1956-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Dutch
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2007.
Series:Studies in Reformed theology ; 15.
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Table of Contents:
  • Part One: Ministry in the Reformed tradition of the 16th century: introduction. Martin Luther and ministry within the church
  • Huldrych Zwingli and ministry within the church
  • John Calvin and ministry within the church
  • Calvin's understanding of ministry within the church
  • Calvin's assessment of ministry: its historic development and its sacramental nature
  • The church's ministry in Reformed confessions of faith
  • Ministry in the Reformed tradition of the 16th century: conclusions and perspectives
  • Part Two: Baptism, Eucharist and ministry: an ecumenical challenge to the Reformed tradition. The ecumenical convergence text of BEM
  • The calling of the whole people of God (Art. 1-6)
  • The church and the ordained ministry (Art. 7-18)
  • Forms of the ordained ministry (Art. 19-33)
  • Succession in the apostolic tradition (Art. 34-38
  • Ordination (Art. 39-50)
  • Towards a mutual recognition of ordained ministries (Art. 51-55)
  • Baptism, Eucharist and ministry: questions by and in the Reformed tradition
  • Part Three: Building blocks for a Reformed theology of ministry.