THE HIGH-PRIESTLY MINISTRY OF CHRIST: AN INTRODUCTION TO SERGIUS BULGAKOV’S SACRAMENTAL THEOLOGY
The high-priestly ministry of Christ is one of the themes explored by Bulgakov especially in his work the Lamb of God. The title suggests the main theme of high-priestly ministry of Christ as an introduction to Bulgakov’s theology for two reasons. The first one is Christ’s ministry is accomplished on the Cross and through the Resurrection. The second reason is Christ’ ministry continued rather extended in the Eucharist. Regardless some theologoumenon
which arguably categorizes Bulgakov as an orthodox thinker or philosopher rather than theologian, the theme of high-priest ministry discloses the core of his understanding of Christology and Sacramental theology. The challenge in this study is to recognize the highpriestly ministry of Christ in Bulgakov’s theology as extended in the Eucharist. The goal is also to revalue few aspects of the term high-priest and its significance for theology at large.
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