Book Publication: "Models of Priestly Formation, Assessing the Past, Reflecting on the Present, and Imagining the Future".

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New book to be published in August 2019: "Models of Priestly Formation, Assessing the Past, Reflecting on the Present, and Imagining the Future". Edited by Salvador Ryan, Declan Marmion, and Michael Mullaney.

The preparation of new priests for ministry currently faces closer scrutiny than at any time since the Reformation, and the importance of effective priestly formation has perhaps never been clearer in the entire history of the Church. In Models of Priestly Formation, some of the world's leading experts on the topic consider priestly formation since Vatican II, explore current best practices internationally, and imagine what the future of such formation might look like. The book promises to become an essential reference for every person involved in priestly formation and for anyone interested in understanding better how it is carried out and how those who do it think about their task. The eBook edition includes four additional essays.

Salvador Ryan is Professor of Ecclesiastical History at St Patrick's College, Maynooth, where he also teaches at the National Seminary.

Declan Marmion is Professor of Systematic Theology at St Patrick's College, Maynooth, and currently serves as Dean of the Theology Faculty.

Michael Mullaney is President and Professor of Canon Law at St Patrick's College, Maynooth. He is a priest of the Diocese of Cashel and Emly.

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