In this, his third study of the many facets of Christian ministry in the modern age, James C. Fenhagen, the dean of General Theological Seminary in New York City, brings the dilemma of the modern Chris- tian into the most intimate focus. For this is both a spiritual book and an infinitely practical one as well. Fenhagen recognizes two vital factors: the basic hunger of committed Christians, laity and clergy alike, to identify and perform a genuine ministry to Christ’s church and the seemingly overwhelming obstacles the modern age appears to place in the way of that fulfillment. There are no glib answers here. But bringing a long experience of Christian ministry in many settings to bear on the issue, Dean Fenhagen provides some refreshing and helpful insights into the world we all share. The key to modern Christian ministry is finding the quiet the solitude of spirit in which we can identify those
things we are already doing in our various ministries and those things we might aspire to do. Fenhagen does not provide us with a formula for reaching our goal; however, he gives us something even more vital to our lives in Christ — hope.
James E. Fenhagen is the dean of the General Theological Seminary in New York City. A graduate of the University of the South and of Virginia Theological Seminary, he was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 1955, and served in parishes in Maryland, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C. For four years he was director of Christian education for the diocese of Washington. Before coming to General Seminary, he was director of the church and ministry program of the Hartford Seminary Foundation, where he worked in the field of con- tinuing education and parish development.
Dean Fenhagen is the author of Mutual Ministry: New Vitality for the Local Church (1977) and More Than Wanderers: Spiritual Disciplines for Christian Ministry (1978). Both books
were published by The Seabury Press.
In very good condition. Minor tear to front of book cover