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For God's Sake

Re-Imagining Priesthood and Prayer in a Changing Church

For God's Sake

Re-Imagining Priesthood and Prayer in a Changing Church

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Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
ISBN: 9781848258143
Published: 18/01/2017

The traditional landscape of Anglican parish ministry is irrevocably changing. Priests have traditionally understood themselves as maintaining centres of prayer and spiritual care for people in a particular place, but urgent pressures on parish ministry are changing this. 

For God's Sake seeks to discern what priests are called to do in the new shape the church is taking. It looks for signs of God’s kingdom in today’s signs of the times, and ways of being both faithful and creative in the face of an uncertain future. 

A range of contributors explore first-hand the contradictions and paradoxes of a priest’s daily life, reflecting on how the wisdom of the past and the new initiatives of evangelization are shaping their vocation to prayer, study and speaking the good news of Jesus Christ.

 

"A confident, grounded, lively and timely book... it celebrates the local as the place of the eternal."

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Jessica Martin, Sarah Coakley

Jessica Martin was formerly a Fellow in English literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, and after several years as a priest in a multi-parish benefice, is now a Residentiary Canon of Ely Cathedral. Sarah Coakley is Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity in the University of Cambridge, honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral, and co-founder of the Littlemore group and has spent eight years in associate parish ministry in the USA and UK.

The ministry that is evoked in this book is one that seeks above all to allow God to be God.' - Rowan Williams

'This wonderful book should be compulsory reading for anyone who values the Church of England and cares about its future.' - John Inge, Bishop of Worcester