Leadership in the Church
Leadership in the Church

Leadership in the Church

How Traditional Roles Can Help Serve the Christian Community Today


240 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: August 2018

ISBN 9780824599645

Price: $24.95


An examination of authority within Catholicism and the Church's place in the world today

This is a timely and profound look at the enduring meaning of church office and the guidance it is called to provide to the church in light of a changed world and a changing future. Includes essays on how the church offices arose, how they are defined, and how they relate to one another. Major themes include: the universal versus the local church; the ministry of the bishop, priest and deacon; apostolic succession; and the practical application of canonical norms.

Author Biography

Walter Cardinal Kasper is an accomplished theologian and writer. As professor at the University of Tubingen, he authored many books and articles, and directed the latest edition of the Encyclopedia of Theology and Church. Kasper was chosen as one of a dozen Catholic theologians to sit on the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission, one of the most comprehensive theological forums in Christianity.