||This unit explores the sacramental ministry of the church, especially, Baptism and Eucharist, and Ordained ministry in the context of the whole people of God. It aims to help students to understand the biblical bases of sacramental theology and practice, and of Christian Ministry, to identify the mutual shaping of sacramental practice and theology through Christian history, to appreciate critically different sacramental theologies and views of ministry, and to begin to develop a coherent theology with which to address contemporary questions about sacraments and ministry.
* recommended for purchase
Brown, R. & C. Cocksworth. On Being a Priest Today. Cambridge MA: Cowley, 2002.
Countryman, L.W. Living on the Border of the Holy: Renewing the Priesthood of All. Harrisburg: Morehouse, 1999.
Croft, S. Ministry in Three Dimensions. London: DLT, 1999.
Ghezzi, B. Sacred Passages: Bringing the Sacraments to Life. New York: Doubleday, 2003.
Irwin, K. Models of the Eucharist. New York: Paulist Press, 2005.
Macquarrie, J. A Guide to the Sacraments. London: SCM, 1997.
Martos, J. Doors to the Sacred: A Historical Introduction to Sacrament in the Catholic Church. Rev. ed. Tarrytown, NY: Ligouri/Triumph, 2001.
Moore, R.D. et al. Understanding Four Views on the Lord’s Supper. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.
Redfern, A. Ministry and Priesthood. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1999.
* World Council of Churches. Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry. Geneva: WCC, 1982.
Williams, R. Eucharistic Sacrifice: The Roots of a Metaphor. Bramcote: Grove Books, 1982.