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Holiness and Ministry: A Biblical Theology of Ordination

Thomas B Dozeman


This book is an initial response to the call of the World Council of Churches for renewed theological reflection on the biblical roots of ordination to strengthen the vocational identity of the ordained and to provide a framework for ecumenical dialogue. It is grounded in the assumption that the vocation of ordination requires an understanding of holiness and how it functions in human religious experience. The goal is to construct a biblical theology of ordination, embedded in broad reflection on the nature of holiness. The study of holiness and ministry interweaves three methodologies. First, ... More

Keywords: holiness, ordination, the sacred, biblical theology, Mosaic office, charisma, ritual, Hebrew Bible, New Testament, history of religions, Pentateuch, canonical criticism, World Council of Churches, ecumenical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195367331
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367331.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas B Dozeman, author
United Theological Seminary in Trotwood, Ohio
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