The Role of the Bishop

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The Role of the Bishop

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From several perspectives the essays in this book describe the role of the bishop in leadeing the church. That role has changed through the history of the church and is still changing today. Bishops today have to work in the world as it is and this discussion of the role of the bishop addresses the actual expereince of a number of bishops, rather than focusing on an anachronisitc concept of the role.

The books grows out of a colloquium at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, to which bishops and theologicans from around the world were invited to address the subject of episcopacy.

The book provides new perspectives and contributes to a broader consideration of the role of theological and ecclesiological leadership in the church today.

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The editors, Maria Erling and Kirsi Stjerna are on the faculty of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.

Dr. Stjerna is assistant professor of Reformation Church History. She has her Master of Theology degree from the University of Helsinki and her Ph.D. from Boston University.

Dr. Erling is assitant professor of the History of Christianity in North America and of Global Mission. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School and her Ph.D. from Harvard Divinity School.

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I recommend this book as a primary resource inour conversation about the leadership in our church. -- Bishop April Ulring Larson

The essays assert that leadership in the church must be subject to the gosple. -- Dr. Charles Maahs

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