Being Salt: A Theology of an Ordered Church by George R. Sumner PDF

By George R. Sumner

Being Salt addresses either ordination and management via taking as its element of departure the main certain but frequently ignored characteristic of ordination: indelibility--being ordained for all times. Sumner wholeheartedly consents with the Reformation emphasis at the ministry of the total humans of God. nonetheless, he argues that we will be able to basically comprehend priesthood if we comprehend what one is ordained for. Indelibility--lifetime ordination--provides an entrée to the query of what units the ordained aside. In sum, Being Salt bargains an evangelical argument for a catholic perform and so is going to the center of what Anglicanism knows itself to be.

"This gem of a ebook shimmers with the sensible and religious insights we might wish to discover in an excellent dialogue of the ordained ministry. . . . Readable, eloquent, informative, and passionately acute in its encouragement of the ordained minister's calling, Being Salt will be learn by means of each pastor and priest, and may form each congregation's discernment of its universal vocation."
--Ephraim Radner, rector of Ascension Episcopal Church in Pueblo, Colorado

"Being Salt deals a Christocentric-semiotic realizing of the priesthood, a touch of chilly water at the face of a languishing church . . . Sumner writes in an attractive and colourful type with the intention to pride the reader. it is a 'must' for pastoral theologians and seminarians: Being Salt will energize you and make you have fun on your vocation as priest of the Church."
--Kathryn Greene-McCreight, assistant rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in New Haven, Connecticut

"George Sumner starts with a query that initially look turns out of significance purely to a couple. If one is ordained to the Christian Ministry, is it for all times? despite the fact that, in Sumner's palms the query opens into one in every of primary significance for all Christians. simply how is the Church to appreciate the importance of its personal lifestyles and that of its Lord? And how is it to reserve that lifestyles in order that it expresses actually what the church is named to be? George Sumner has written a booklet that's needs to analyzing for all clergy, seminarians, seminary college, and the congregations they're known as upon to serve."
--Philip Turner, period in-between Dean and President, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, and retired Dean of the Berkeley Divinity institution at Yale

George R. Sumner is crucial of Wycliffe university, Toronto. he's the writer of The First and the final: The declare of Jesus Christ and the Claims of different spiritual Traditions.

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