search for books and compare prices
cover image
Praying for England: Priestly Presence in Contemporary Culture
By Sam Wells (editor) and Sarah Coakley
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Publication date August 10, 2008
Pages 199
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780567032300
ISBN-10 0567032302
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $29.95
Other format details religious
Amazon.com says people who bought this book also bought:
Unexpected Consequences | The New Asceticism | On Being a Priest Today | Putting Names With Faces
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Praying for England reflects on the role of Christian priesthood in contemporary culture, and comes up with some surprising and timely insights about its efficacy and importance. There are ritual and representative functions of the priest, it argues, which remain spiritually and socially vital, even - perhaps especially - in a society which ostensibly ignores the Church, or appears so pluralistic as to lack any religious cohesion. The priestly role as mediator before God of society's deepest pains, losses, joys and irresolvable anxieties is here reimagined, and brought freshly to life though moving narratives of pastoral encounter. Above all, the priest is seen as one who goes on ‘praying for England' in decisive but often uncelebrated ways, prayer being the chief measure and test of the priest's representative role.

This is a deceptively simple volume - theologically accessible but often deeply moving and profound. In it a new vision is sketched of how Christian priesthood can go forward today with humility, understated dignity, and spiritual power. It will be of special interest to English churchpeople in an ‘established' setting, but is written no less with an ecumenical and international readership in mind.



Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780567032300
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Bloomsbury USA Academic (August 10, 2008)
9780567032300 | details & prices | 199 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Praying for England reflects on the role of Christian priesthood in contemporary culture, and comes up with some surprising and timely insights about its efficacy and importance.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.