Protestant churches are often rent by disagreement and dissent over the office of bishop, the roles of the ordained, and myriad forms of lay ministry. Timothy Wengert's text overturns many of the 'pious myths' about these matters to probe the core conviction of Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, and the early Reform about public ministry.
Priesthood, Pastors, Bishops
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Public Ministry for the Reformation and Today