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The Origin of Species

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Clergy: The Origin of Species

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This work explores the origins and development of the clergy using a variety of sources and insights from thinkers such as Darwin and Foucault. Martyn Percy, journalist, author, Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon and Anglican Priest takes a serious but often humorous look at how the role of clergy has evolved over the years. This is a lively and engaging study including anecdotes and familiar cultural references such as the influence of the Vicar of Dibley on public perceptions of the clergy and a discussion of clerical dress. Keen to dispel romantic notions of the clergy Percy's study is informed by personal experience and the practical realities of being a parish priest. To encourage his readers to a new way of thinking about theologies of ministry in relation to their context and environment he examines three arenas: changing nature of clerical identity; role of the culture as an agent of change; and the function of churches, denominations and congregations as resistors and accomodators of cultural change. Percy's conclusion is that to survive the clergy need to adapt to their cultural environment whilst at the same time retaining a certain distance.

Clergy: The Origin of Species by Percy was published by Continuum in October 2006 and is our 16947th best seller. The ISBN for Clergy: The Origin of Species is 9780826482808.

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Details for Clergy: The Origin of Species

Page last updated 20th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (October 2006)
Number of Pages208
Thickness17 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code119295
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