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New Ecclesial Ministry : Lay Professionals Serving the Church

ISBN-10: 155612984X

ISBN-13: 9781556129841

Edition: 1st

Authors: Zeni Fox

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List price: $16.95
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface to the 2002 Edition
Introduction
The Present Reality
The New Ministers
Introduction
What They Do and Who They Are
Roles in Ministry
Functions and Responsibilities
Demographic Data
Preparation, Education, and Formation
Paths to Ministry
Education
Support, Supervision, and Evaluation
Support
Supervision and Performance Evaluation
Conclusion
Theological Self-Understanding: Practical and Conceptual
Work Practices and Relationships
Theological Self-Understanding
Conclusion
Responses by the Church to the New Ministers
Introduction
Canonists
Early Work: The Permanent Seminar
Reflections on the New Code
Focus on Lay Ministry
Women and the Permanent Diaconate
Conclusion
Professional Organizations of Ministers
Introduction
Organizations of Parish Ministers
Associations of Ministers in Other Settings
The Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry
The National Association for Lay Ministry
The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators
Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities
Conclusion
Liturgists
Introduction
Toward a Variety of Ministers
Ministries: Established and Unestablished
Leadership and Ministry
Ministry and the Community
The Diaconate
An Ordering of Ministries
Conclusion
Theologians
Introduction
The Context
Charism and Order: Protestant Perspectives
Charism and Order: Catholic Perspectives
Ministry to Word and Sacraments
Ministry and Leadership
Ministry as a Theology of Grace
Theological Dialogue
Introduction
Theological Colloquium: The Planning Process
Theological Colloquium: The Preparatory Papers
Theological Colloquium: Points of Consensus
Ministry Seminar: The Process
Ministry Seminar: The Preparatory Papers
Ministry Seminar: Points of Convergence
Conclusion
Perspectives from the Tradition
Scripture
Introduction
Many Ministers
Prophets
Teachers
Paul's Churches
Conclusion
Many Ministries
The Twelve
Apostles
The Seven
Conclusion
Central Characteristics: Diakonia and Collegiality
Ministry: The Choice of Language
Collegiality in Ministry
Conclusion
Charism and Order
The Terminology
Theological Perspectives
New Testament Patterns
Beyond Charism and Order
Conclusion
Recent Church Teaching
Introduction
Vatican Council II
Introduction
Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
Constitution on the Church
Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity
Other Documents of Vatican II
Conclusion
Since the Council
Ministeria Quaedam
Evangelii Nuntiandi
The Revised Code of Canon Law
The Synod on the Laity
Christifideles Laici
The Roman Instruction
The United States Bishops
The Subcommittee on Lay Ministry
Individual United States Bishops
Conclusion
An Agenda for the Future
Introduction
The Intersection of Present Experience and the Tradition
Introduction
Diverse Ministries and Ministers
Ministry as Diakonia
Ministry as Collegial
Charism and Order
Next Steps
Introduction
Live with the Ambiguities
Define the New Ministers
Establish a Relationship with the Bishop
Ritually Celebrate
Continue Work Begun
Develop Support Systems
Continue to Serve
Conclusion
Index