By Gerald O'Collins, Michael Keenan Jones
Lately many books were released within the region of Christology (who is Jesus in himself?) and soteriology (what did he do as Saviour?). a couple of striking, ecumenical records on Christian ministry have additionally seemed. yet in all this literature there's strangely little mirrored image at the priesthood of Christ, from which derives all ministry, no matter if the priesthood of all of the devoted or ministerial priesthood. This current paintings goals to fill that hole via analyzing, within the mild of the Scriptures and the Christian culture, what it capability to name Christ our priest.
Beginning with a examine of the biblical fabric, the ebook then strikes to the witness to Christ's priesthood coming from the fathers of the Church, Thomas Aquinas, Luther and Calvin, the Council of Trent, the seventeenth-century 'French School', John Henry Newman, Tom Torrance and the second one Vatican Council. the 2 concluding chapters describe and outline in twelve theses the major features of Christ's priesthood and what sharing in that priesthood, via baptism and ordination, contains.
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1 Cor. 11: 23–5), Jesus offered a covenant sacriﬁce—a cultic, priestly act which he wanted to be continued as a central practice in the community that he had gathered. His historical, once-and-for-all offering on the cross was to become a 36 See J. P. Meier, A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, vol. 2 (New York: Doubleday, 1994), 1035 7. 37 On the Last Supper see J. A. Fitzmyer, The Gospel According to Luke X XXIV (New York: Doubleday, 1985), 1385 1406; Nolland, The Gospel of Matthew, 1069 86; R.
Unlike the other Gospels, John’s Gospel links the episode of the cleansing of the Temple with some words of Jesus about the coming destruction of the Temple and its rebuilding. ’ The evangelist comments: ‘he was speaking of the Temple of his body’ (John 2: 13–22). Jesus will replace the Temple and its cult with a new, better, and ﬁnal temple: his risen body. Two chapters later, when talking with a Samaritan woman (John 4: 21–4), Jesus announces that the time has come when God will be worshipped in ‘Spirit and truth’, now made available in abundance by Jesus himself who is full of the Spirit (John 1: 33; 2: 34) and truth (1: 16–17).
Those who take little notice of Revelation will lose valuable resources for their understanding of Christian worship and priesthood. But Hebrews contains the best-known narrative of Christ’s priesthood in the New Testament. It calls for two chapters in this study. 33 See Beale, Book of Revelation, 322. 44 Paul, 1 Peter, and Revelation We agree with the overwhelming majority of scholars that Hebrews was not written by Paul himself. Its style, language, and contents differ so markedly from what we read in letters certainly written by the apostle that this treatise is normally attributed to an anonymous author.
Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ by Gerald O'Collins, Michael Keenan Jones