Rites of Ordination and Commitment in the Churches of the Nordic Countries Author : Hans Raun Iversen Publisher : Museum Tusculanum Press Total Pages : 607 Release : 2006 ISBN 10 : 8763502658 ISBN 13 : 9788763502658 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Rites of Ordination and Commitment in the Churches of the Nordic Countries Book Description: A unique situation exists in the Nordic countries where there is a Lutheran majority living in ecumenical cooperation with other churches and ecclesiastical communities. This book attempts to shed light on what the churches have discovered they hold in common and on areas where they recognise that there are divergencies between them, both in relation to ordination and ministry, and in particular to the theology and terminology of ordination. The book brings together the research and insights of 23 researchers from all the Nordic countries studying more than 200 different kinds of 'ordination' rites from the Orthodox and Roman Catholic as well as Lutheran and non-Lutheran protestant traditions. After an introduction to the churches in the Nordic countries, the book presents 19 case studies from the Nordic countries. The last part includes some general ecumenical and liturgical perspectives on ordination and rites presented by international researchers.