‘A Priest Forever After the Order of Melchizedek’: The Understanding of Priesthood in the LDS and Catholic Traditions with Particular Focus on the Appropriation of Biblical Imagery In explicating the concept of priesthood, both the LDS and Catholic traditions draw from a common corpus of biblical material. Yet the presuppositions underlying the interpretation of these texts at points differ greatly. Notwithstanding there still remain remarkable similarities in their respective definitions. The purpose of this paper is to compare the concept of priesthood in these two religious systems and, in particular, to focus the analysis on the way in which these faiths appropriate and interpret the same biblical texts as theological loci.
Fr. Jordan Lenaghan, Gregory A. Prince