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The Former Dean

Four Ministries, One Jesus


Four Ministries, One Jesus was released by SPCK in November 2017. 


Combining the skills of a leading biblical scholar with the wisdom derived from years of pastoral experience in guiding vocation and ordination training, the Dean invites the reader to consider four key aspects of Christian ministry, as depicted in the gospels' portraits of Jesus. Based upon the latest Selection Criteria and ordination liturgies, this is essential reading for anyone exploring their own vocation or discerning other peoples' callings to all forms of ministry.



Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

'This is Richard Burridge at his best: combining practical wisdom, deep spirituality and inspiring scholarship.'

The Rt Revd Richard Chartres

'An accessible guide from a notable scholar of what the gospels have to teach us about Christian ministry and mission.'

Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington

'A wonderfully rich, thought-provoking and beautifully structured book that will be an invaluable resource for those exploring God's call to ministry.'

The Revd Canon Steve Benoy, Diocesan Director of Ordinands, Peterborough

'Down-to-earth, informative, essential read for anyone exploring God's 'nudge'.'

Ian McIntosh, Ministry Division, The Archbishops' Council

'A wise and rich resource for those exploring vocation, deeply rooted in the realities of ministry and in the depths of the biblical tradition.'

Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford

'One of the very best books on Jesus, the gospels and ministry today...packed with treasure and wisdom.'

Rosalind Brown, Canon Librarian, Durham Cathedral

'Presenting Jesus as the exemplar for ministry, this welcome book blends a scholar's attention to gospel texts with a priest's insight into ordained life.'


You can purchase this book from Amazon or SPCK. A number of the Dean's books are also available to purchase directly from the Office of the Dean on the Strand Campus - please contact the Dean to make an enquiry.

You can access the Facebook Group page for this book here (please note that you will need to have a Facebook account, or register for one, in order to access the Group page).

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