Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/610708
Title:
Whatever Happened to the Laity?
Authors:
Graham, Elaine L.
Abstract:
The preoccupation of many of the churches over recent times with questions of gender and sexuality in relation to who is and is not permitted to be ordained has taken place at the expense of other, equally fundamental questions about the nature of the church’s ministry overall, and to the roles, responsibilities and training of the laity. It is time to turn our attention to the question of the role of the laity and the work they do as members of the Church in the world. Throughout Christian history, people have been asking the same question: what about the laity? Who are the laity? Whatever happened to the laity? Why is it that despite successive waves of innovative, exciting debate towards a theology of the laity from the mid-twentieth century is a theology of the laity still such a neglected area? Why has theological reflection on the laity been afforded such low priority – and even when it has taken place, why has it not proved of lasting and sustainable impact?
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
2015 Annual Chester Cathedral Lecture
Publication Date:
7-Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/610708
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies; Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorGraham, Elaine L.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-25T13:02:07Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-25T13:02:07Zen
dc.date.issued2015-02-07en
dc.identifier.citation2015 Annual Chester Cathedral Lectureen
dc.identifier.otherNAen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/610708en
dc.description.abstractThe preoccupation of many of the churches over recent times with questions of gender and sexuality in relation to who is and is not permitted to be ordained has taken place at the expense of other, equally fundamental questions about the nature of the church’s ministry overall, and to the roles, responsibilities and training of the laity. It is time to turn our attention to the question of the role of the laity and the work they do as members of the Church in the world. Throughout Christian history, people have been asking the same question: what about the laity? Who are the laity? Whatever happened to the laity? Why is it that despite successive waves of innovative, exciting debate towards a theology of the laity from the mid-twentieth century is a theology of the laity still such a neglected area? Why has theological reflection on the laity been afforded such low priority – and even when it has taken place, why has it not proved of lasting and sustainable impact?en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectLaityen
dc.subjectChurch of Englanden
dc.subjectPractical Theologyen
dc.subjectEcclesiologyen
dc.titleWhatever Happened to the Laity?en
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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