The Priesthood of All Believers in the Twenty-First Century
Living Faithfully as the Whole People of God in a Postmodern Context
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This book is a delightful and exciting mixture of biblical, historical, ecumenical, systematic, and practical theology informed by a good amount of philosophical, sociological, and global perspectives. Out of this grind-mill emerges a fresh vision of the church for the new millennium that fosters and nurtures the active participation of all. Indeed, this is a vision of how the people of God may be Living Faithfully as the Whole People of God in a Postmodern Context."
Fuller Theological Seminary and University of Helsinki, Finland
"Rob Muthiah has done a great service in clarifying and updating the biblical and post-biblical tradition of the 'priesthood of all believers' for the twenty-first-century church. He refuses to mythologize, idealize, or demonize historical understandings of the 'priesthood' even as he recommends a more egalitarian, communal, and fluid understanding for the postmodern believer. Muthiah further resists the temptation to pit the individual against the community, the lay person against the priesthood, technological efficiency against slow-growth relationships, the individual against the institution. Rather, he offers a set of churchly practices that offer a mutual and holistic vision of life in Christian community."
--James E. Brenneman
President, Goshen College