Revd Tom Ravetz was born in Leeds in 1964. He completed the training for the priesthood of the Christian Community in Stuttgart and studied theology at the University of Aberdeen. He has been involved in training priests in Germany, and works in the UK and Ireland. He has written and spoken on a wide variety of theological and spiritual topics.
'Anyone familiar with the sacraments of the Christian Community will resonate with much of what is written in these pages, whereas those who aren't will gain a fascinating insight into them. This book is a marvellous exploration of theological questions and provides a deeper understanding for the 'Movement for Religious Renewal'.' -- Rosemary Usselman, New View 'A systematic complete overview of theological fundamental question ... Combines experience, biblical and modern literature with theological reflections.' -- Michael Bruhn, Die Christengemeinschaft, Sep 2009 'A complete overview of fundamental theological questions ... I wish there were more readable, undogmatic books like this.' -- Michael Bruhn, Christengemeinschaft 'Here the theology of the Christian Community, a religious movement arising out of the work of Rudolf Steiner, is considered for the first time in a systematic way ... Underlying the philosophy of the book is the idea of primordial unity, out of which life was manifested and towards which it returns in cycles that involve community and ultimately communion.' --Science and Medical Network Review 'These are just some personal thoughts on some aspects of this very rich book; other people might be touched by other parts, wake up to different questions or be inspired. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in exploring and understanding the meaning and role of Christianity in general and of the Christian Community in more specific detail in helping us on the journey we are on as individuals and as members of mankind.' -- Angelika Monteux, Camphill Correspondence Written primarily for "those who have encountered Christ in his sacraments as they live in The Christian Community", the book is a source of profound reflection on human spirituality in the twenty-first century. -- The Social Crediter