Eucharistic Church, Eucharistic Formation (Paperback)
Theological colleges preparing ministerial candidates for ordination are constantly engaged in revising their curricula. In the American Catholic Church at this time (in 2022), this process is guided by the US bishops' document the Program of Priestly Formation. Mount Angel Seminary believes that its theological curriculum centered on the Eucharist and known as communion ecclesiology offers an integrated approach to priestly formation in all four dimensions of that document: academic, personal, spiritual, and pastoral. The various essays in this book both illustrate how this is done and offer an example to other institutions involved in priestly formation.
Owen F. Cummings is Distinguished Regents' Professor of Theology at Mount Angel Seminary, and Mark Nussberger is associate professor of Sacred Scripture at Mount Angel Seminary. The various contributions in this volume come from colleagues in the graduate school of theology.