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If You Meet George Herbert on the Road, Kill Him

Radically re-thinking priestly ministry [Paperback]

by Justin Lewis-Anthony

    • Author

      Justin Lewis-Anthony

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Continuum

    • Published

      June 2009

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      If You Meet George Herbert on the Road, Kill Him

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      Priestly ministry in the Church of England needs a radical rethink

      George Herbert died in 1633. His legacy continues. His poems are read and sung, and his parish ministry remains the model for the Church of England’s understanding of how and where and why its priests should minister. But there is a problem. The memory of Herbert celebrated by the Church is an inaccurate one, and, in its inaccuracy, is unfair on Herbert himself and his successors in the ordained ministry.

      This is a book of the long view. It sets out to assess realistically the context of Herbert’s life and to explore the difficulties of parish life today. By examining the status and role of parish clergy since Herbert’s time and today, it draws on the work of historians, social anthropologists, psychologists and theologians, and presents their ideas in a readable and passionate style. It argues that the future strength of parochial ministry will be found in a recovery of historic, renewed understandings of priestly ministry, and concludes by outlining more sustainable patterns of practice for the future.

      In a climate of uncertainty for the future of the church, it will be an encouragement for priest and people, and welcomed by both.

      Justin Lewis-Anthony is Rector of St Stephen's Church in the city and diocese of Canterbury and was formerly Precentor of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He has lectured, and led retreats, on film, popular culture and theology.

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      • Author

        Justin Lewis-Anthony

      • Book Format

        Paperback

      • Publisher

        Continuum

      • Published

        June 2009

      • Weight

        332g

      • Page Count

        256

      • Dimensions

        138 x 214 x 21 mm

      • ISBN

        9781906286170

      • ISBN-10

        1906286175

      • Eden Code

        1888492

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      • Author/Creator: Justin Lewis-Anthony

      • ISBN: 9781906286170

      • Publisher: Continuum

      • Release Date: June 2009

      • Weight: 332g

      • Dimensions: 138 x 214 x 21 mm

      • Eden Code: 1888492


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