The Collar: Reading Christian Ministry in Fiction, Television, and Film

  • Year: 2014
  • Publisher: Lutterworth Press

Why should ministry attract so much cultural attention? For Christians, one substantial reason, although largely unacknowledged, is that we are all ministers. Most of us do not think of ourselves in this manner from day to day, but unconsciously we must be studying pastoral actions and attitudes for models of what we should be doing or not be doing. This study unpacks some of the themes that resonate with the needs of the church today, to determine whether literary and cinematic works have been misrepresentative, misleading, or even harmful to the perception of clergy in the twenty-first century.

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