Kenosis and Priesthood
Towards a Protestant Re-Evaluation of the Ordained Ministry
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"This is a thought-provoking and highly stimulating study of priesthood and kenosis that will become an important resource for thinking through models of Christian ministry in the twenty-first century."
--David Law is Reader in Christian Thought at The University of Manchester
"T. D. Herbert offers a passionate and detailed argument for why priesthood is an appropriate form of Christian ministry, and why such ministry is appropriately kenotic. The priest participates in the Trinitarian kenosis by which, without mixture or confusion, the divine becomes human. Drawing on narrative theology, Herbert contends for a critically realistic understanding of theological language, for analogy as alone appropriate to the mystery of God's condescension, Herbert gives us much to think about."
--Gerard Loughlin is Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Durham
"This book is a theological landmark in British Protestant theology. It is erudite, well-argued and, most of all, imaginative. What Herbert proposes is nothing short of a radical revising of notions of priesthood for Protestantism."
--Graham Ward is Professor of Contextual Theology at The University of Manchester