Lately many books were released within the sector of Christology (who is Jesus in himself?) and soteriology (what did he do as Saviour?). a few striking, ecumenical files 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 the entire devoted or ministerial priesthood. This current paintings goals to fill that hole by means of reading, within the mild of the Scriptures and the Christian culture, what it skill 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, involves.