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Publication Date: 28 Feb 2019
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 768
Author: Martyn Percy|Emma Percy|Ian Markham
ISBN-13: 9780281073009, 9780281073016, 9780281081363

The Study of Ministry

A Comprehensive Survey of Theory and Best Practice
By Martyn Percy, Emma Percy, Ian Markham
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The Study of Ministry is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of ministry that attends to historical sources, the social sciences, pastoral theology, ecclesiology and cultural studies. The book argues for the study of ministry to be taken seriously as an aspect of ecclesiology and pastoral theology, providing a stimulating resource both for practising ministers and for all those training for ministry in a range of denominations.



Part One: Understanding Ministry

Part Two: Models, Methods, and Resources

Part Three: Ministry in Christian Tradition

Part Four: Styles of Christian Ministry

Part Five: Issues in Christian Ministry

About the Author
Martyn Percy writes and teaches on ministry and mission in the contemporary Church. He was Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, before being appointed Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, in 2014. Since 2004, he has been a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at King’s College, London. His work is the subject of a recent study, Reasonable Radical? Reading the writings of Martyn Percy (edited by Ian S. Markham and Joshua Daniel, Pickwick, 2018).

Associate Editors:
Ian Markham is Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and Priest Associate at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Ian has published books on pastoral and practical theology and on Christian–Muslim dialogue.

Emma Percy is Chaplain, Fellow and Welfare Dean at Trinity College, Oxford.
She writes on practical and pastoral theology and concepts of ministry.

Francesca Po is a scholar of religion, educated at the University of Oxford. Previously, she was a high-school teacher and minister, and served with the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan.

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