Theology of ministry has always been a controversial issue in the relation between churches, especially with its juridical approach that concentrated on authority. In recent decades the secularization and individualization in the Western world have intensified the challenge to reformulate the mission of the church and its ministries. Building on the Reformed theology of the 16th century (Zwingli, Calvin and confessions) and on the results of the ecumenical convergence on ministry (BEM) in the 20th century, this study presents building blocks for a renewed theology of ministry in the 21st century.This means that this ecumenical theological reflection on the ordained ministry is a valuable inspiration for the Reformed tradition to look afresh at its own ordination liturgies. It is important to ensure that the ordination service has a soundanbsp;...
|Title||:||Theology of Ministry|
|Author||:||Eduardus A. J. G. Van der Borght, E. a. J. G. Van Derborght|
|Publisher||:||BRILL - 2007|