The Process of Admission to Ordained Ministry, in volumes for the early and Medieval periods, the Reformation period, and contemporary times, analyzes the liturgico-canonical institutions of the particular time and the complex structure of ordination and the relational dimension of the ordained ministry in the Church. It examines how Christian ordination cannot be reduced to a rite of installation or the acceptance of a charge but is an ecclesial process whereby a Christian receives a charism for the edification of the Church.
Ordination is a complex process that links ministry, local church, confession of faith, and communion. This process is communitarian, liturgical and juridical, and through these traits, sacramental. In this four-volume series Father Puglisi explores the notion that Christian (both Catholic and Protestant) ordination cannot be reduced to a simple rite of installation or to the acceptance of a charge, but is an ecclesial process whereby a Christian receives a charism for the edification of the Church.
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