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Rituals of Service and Ministry

Bernard Cooke and Gary Macy

in Christian Symbol and Ritual

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195154115
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195154118.003.0008
Rituals of Service and Ministry

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Beginning with a discussion of the need for organized religion, the theology and history behind the different forms of Christian ministry are introduced, including the offices (orders) of bishops, priests, deacons, ministers, and the papacy. The history of the ritual of ordination is discussed, as well as the influence of monasticism on the evolution of Christian ministry.

Keywords: organized religion; bishops; priests; deacons; ministers; monasticism; orders; papacy

Chapter.  12066 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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