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Theologus: Pastor of a Flock

CHRISTOPHER HAIGH

in The Plain Man's Pathways to Heaven

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780199216505
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191711947 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216505.003.0003
Theologus: Pastor of a Flock

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This chapter focuses on how parishioners viewed the clergy's responsibilities. It describes the particular characteristics that parishioners commended. Parishioners had strong ideas of what a minister of the Word should be like — what was fit, and what was not. They also expected dignified behaviour from their minister, and objected to drunkenness and sexual laxity.

Keywords: parishioners; clergy; minister; behaviour; drunkenness; sexual laxity

Chapter.  10967 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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