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Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ

Gerald O'Collins, SJ and Michael Keenan Jones


In recent years many books have been published in the area of Christology (who is Jesus in himself?) and soteriology (what did he do as Saviour?). Several notable, ecumenical documents on Christian ministry have also appeared. But in all this literature there is surprisingly little reflection on the sacrifice of Christ and the priesthood of Christ, from which derives all ministry, whether the priesthood of all the faithful or ministerial priesthood. The present work aims to fill that gap by examining, in the light of the Scriptures and the Christian tradition, what it means to call Christ the ... More

Keywords: baptism, Christ, high priest, ministerial priesthood, ordination, priesthood of the faithful, sacrifice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199576456
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald O'Collins, SJ, author
Research Professor at St Mary's College, Twickenham

Michael Keenan Jones, author
Formerly of the Gregorian University, Rome