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Rabbi - Pastor - Priest

Their Roles and Profiles Through the Ages

Ed. by Homolka, Walter / Schöttler, Heinz-Günther

Series:Studia Judaica 64

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    Publication Date:
    March 2013
    Copyright year:
    2013
    ISBN
    978-3-11-026696-2
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Both Judaism and Christianity have authorized clergy, charged with fulfilling a multitude of tasks in their respective communities. They teach, provide pastoral care, and preach. They lead worship, hold services and offer counseling regarding all aspects of life. They perform religious rites at the beginning and end of life as well as in-between. They make decisions regarding religious questions, serve as administrators, and possibly even mediate ‛between heaven and earth’.
    The concrete forms of realization and the functions of the office are not only defined through theological specification but are also subject to trends and influences. This in turn leads to constant change and adaptation.

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    x, 377 pages
    Language:
    English, German
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    Rabbi; Pastor; Priest; Spiritual Ministry; Pastoral Theology

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    Walter Homolka, Universität Potsdam; Alexander Deeg, Universität Leipzig; Heinz-Günther Schöttler, Universität Regensburg.

    Reviews

    "The contributions offer fresh insights for practical theology, for a specific theology of ministry and church historians."
    Christoph Stenschke in: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 91/2015

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