Spirituality for Ministry

Urban T. Holmes III

Jul/2002, 208 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819219169

$19.95

$19.95

"Our goal is the Kingdom, the completion of God’s creative vision, and we are God’s hands in bringing that vision to pass,” wrote Urban Holmes in Spirituality for Ministry, originally published in 1982. But, Holmes warned, ministers who are not rooted in the intimate knowledge of God will have a hard time being God’s hands and serving the congregation well.

This timeless and still timely book examines the spiritual base that allows ordained clergy to be interpreters of God’s message and symbol-bearers of God’s presence in their congregations. Based on interviews with clergy from many denominations, Holmes explores the role of spirituality in the vocation of the ordained, the classic virtues of poverty, chastity, and obedience, the place of worship, prayer, and parish piety, and finally the necessity of spiritual companionship in the life of the clergy.
 

 

 

Urban T. Holmes (1930-1981) was an Episcopal priest, and served as Dean of the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. He was a prolific writer whose books include What is Anglicanism?, a bestselling introduction to the faith, and A History of Christian Spirituality, also available in the Library of Episcopalian Classics.

$19.95

Keywords

  • Pastoral Care
  • Prayer
  • Worship
  • Clergy

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