Based on a survey sent out to Catholic clergy in the UK, this study is a major contribution from empirical theology towards interpreting the health and potential of the priesthood today. The issues raised by this new study concern the nature and health of the priesthood, a topic of most urgent concern at a time of clerical scandal and abuse. The conclusions of this book are extremely revealing but fundamentally positive for anyone concerned with the future of the Christian Church at the start of a new millennium.
|Publication date:||22nd May 2003|
|Author:||Stephen H. Louden, Revd Canon Leslie J. Francis|
|Publisher:||Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
Stephen H. Louden is a Roman Catholic priest based in Cambridge. He is a Monsignor and former chaplain to the armed forces. Leslie J. Francis is Professor of Pastoral Theology at the University of Wales (Bangor).More About Stephen H. Louden, Revd Canon Leslie J. Francis