That All May be One: Hierarchy and Participation in the Church
Liturgical Press, 1997 - 355 pages
Must hierarchy mean dominance, patriarchy, and oppression? Should it be eliminated? Or is there an alternative view of hierarchy? These questions split the Church during the Reformation and are polarizing it today. This book presents a perspective on hierarchy drawn from church history, the natural sciences, and contemporary social models. It argues that the role of hierarchy in the Church is to preserve apostolic teaching and to foster integration, but that domination deforms hierarchy, which should be participatory, integrative, ecumenical, and universal. It concludes that a balanced understanding of hierarchy is critical for ecumenical progress, for the integrity of Roman Catholicism, and for the catholicity of the whole Christian Church.
Vatican I and Vatican II
The Mystical Body of Christ
The Church as a Society
That All May Be One
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Page 276 - Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.
Page 26 - You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation.
Page 64 - You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Page 65 - And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Page 64 - If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.
Page 35 - I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and cereal offerings, I will not accept them, and the peace offerings of your fatted beasts I will not look upon.
Page 62 - Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.
Page 251 - He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent.
Page 276 - My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
Page 251 - For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.