Saturday, March 14, 2009
William Stringfellow on Priesthood
William Stringfellow said that our view of priesthood "is so radically misconceived that the clergy have become a substitute laity whose function is to represent publicly – in place of the laity – the presence of the church in the world... a superficial, symbolic, ceremonial laity"
A Public and Private Faith(1999) p 38
I do not agree with him, at least not in total, but I think it is a good discussion question.
Anyone feeling brave enough t0 comment further?