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Publication Date: 16 Nov 2017
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 160
Author: Richard A. Burridge
ISBN-13: 9780281075973, 9780281075980

Four Ministries, One Jesus

Exploring Your Vocation With The Four Gospels
By Richard A. Burridge
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Combining the skills of a leading biblical scholar with the wisdom derived from years of pastoral experience in guiding vocation and ordination training, Richard Burridge invites you to consider four key aspects of Christian ministry, as depicted in the gospels’ portraits of Jesus.

Based upon the latest Selection Criteria and ordination liturgies, this is essential reading for anyone exploring their own vocation or discerning other people's callings to all forms of ministry.

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About the Author
Richard A. Burridge is Dean of King’s College, London, where he is also Professor of Biblical Interpretation. His book What Are the Gospels? (Cambridge University Press, 1992; Eerdmans, 2004) is widely regarded as a breakthrough in gospel criticism, resulting in his being awarded the 2013 Ratzinger Prize by Pope Francis. His other books include the critically acclaimed Imitating Jesus: An inclusive approach to New Testament ethics (Eerdmans, 2007) and Four Gospels, One Jesus? A symbolic reading (SPCK 1994, 2013).
Press Reviews

This is Richard Burridge at his best: combining practical wisdom, deep spirituality and inspiring scholarship.

- Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Presenting Jesus as the exemplar for ministry, this welcome book blends a scholar’s attention to gospel texts with a priest’s insight into ordained life.

- Rosalind Brown, Canon Librarian, Durham Cathedral

A wise and rich resource for those exploring vocation, deeply rooted in the realities of ministry and in the depths of the biblical tradition.

- Ian McIntosh, Ministry Division, The Archbishops’ Council

One of the very best books on Jesus, the gospels and ministry today . . . packed with treasure and wisdom.

- Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford

What makes the book special is that it is grounded in four different “sources”…. It is the integration of all these factors which makes the book so good . . . The key question on my mind while reading the book to review it was this: “Do I wish that I had read this before?” The answer was a definite “Yes.”

- The Revd Dr Stephen Cherry

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