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A Ministry of Presence

A Ministry of Presence

Chapter:
(p.173) Five A Ministry of Presence
Source:
A Ministry of Presence
Author(s):
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226145594.003.0006

This chapter describes the genealogy, definition, and phenomenology of the ministry of presence as a contemporary form of religious ministry common across different religious communities. Resonances with Christian theological doctrines and devotional practice connected with notions of eucharist and incarnation founded in the French mystical tradition are explored. Also considered are political critiques of the ministry of presence as a quietist form of ministry.

Keywords:   ministry of presence, Charles de Foucauld, incarnation

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