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Theological Perspectives on Christian Formation: A reader on theology and Christian education

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Astley, Jeff, Leslie J. Francis, and Colin Crowder, eds.
1996
Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, MI
BV1464.T48 1996
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Twenty-nine articles from international journals that 'will provide the reader with both a comprehensive map of how contemporary Christian theologians approach the tasks of Christian education, and also skillfully selected excursions in the complex terrain. (From the Publisher)
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Twenty-nine articles from international journals that 'will provide the reader with both a comprehensive map of how contemporary Christian theologians approach the tasks of Christian education, and also skillfully selected excursions in the complex terrain. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface
Foreword(Stephen W. Sykes)

ch. 1 Theology and Christian education theory (Jeff Astley, Colin Crowder)
1.1 Contemporary approaches to Christian education (Jack L. Seymour)
1.2 Theological and educational concepts: problems of integration and differentiation (Karl Ernst Farley)
1.3 Can church education be theological education? (Edward Farley)
1.4 Religious education and theology (James Michale Lee)

ch. 2 Theological foundations: the bible
2.1 Passion and perspective: two dimensions of education in the bible (Walter Brueggemann)
2.2 The reaction against classical education in the New Testament (E.A. Judge)
2.3 'Tell it slant'(John Tinsley)

ch. 3 Theological foundations: the church
3.1 The gesture of a truthful story (Stanley Hauerwas)
3.2 No longer strangers: the church and its educational ministry (Craig R. Dykstra)
3.3 Educating in the Spirit (Carol Lakey Hess)

ch. 4 Theological approaches: postliberal theology
4.1 The significance of postliberalism for religious education (Gregory C. Higgins)
4.2 Theology and belonging: Christian identity and the doing of theology (Lucien Richard)

ch. 5 Theological approaches: liberation theology
5.1 Education, liberation and the church (Paulo Freire)
5.2 Liberation theology and Christian education theory (Frank Marangos)

ch. 6 Theological approaches: feminist theology
6.1 The unity of the sacred and the public possibilities from feminist theology(Mary Elizabeth Moore)
6.2 Feminist images of redemption in education (Mary C. Grey)

ch. 7 Spiritual formation and the worshipping community
7.1 Christian affections and the catechumenate (John A. Berntsen)
7.2 The role of worship in Christian learning (Jeff Astley)
7.3 The formative power of the congregation (Craig R. Dykstra)

ch. 8 Spiritual formation and minesterial education
8.1 Transformation in Christian education (James E. Loder)
8.2 Spiritual formation and theological education (George Lindbeck)
8.3 Theological education and education for church leadership (Charles M. Wood)

ch. 9 The theological education debate
9.1 Thinking theologically about theological education (Francis Schussler Fiorenza)
9.2 Theological inquiry and theological education (Charles M. Wood)
9.3 Emerging issues and theological education (Rebecca S. Chopp)
9.4 Can virtue be taught? Education, character and the soul (David Tracy)

ch. 10 Theology, education and the university
10.1 Theology in the context of the university (Stephen Toulmin)
10.2 The place of theology in the study of religion (Edward Farley)
10.3 Theology: university and church. Is a synergism possible?(Claude Welch)

Select bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index of subjects
Index of names
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Banks enters the debate on contemporary theological education with a comprehensive and refreshingly practical call to a missional model for theological education. He strives to root this model in a greater appreciation for biblical perspectives on formation for ministry.... Banks provides an extensive review of historical and contemporary issues and models of theological education. His review is critical, and while his missional model is ambitious, he does not avoid facing ...
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Banks enters the debate on contemporary theological education with a comprehensive and refreshingly practical call to a missional model for theological education. He strives to root this model in a greater appreciation for biblical perspectives on formation for ministry.... Banks provides an extensive review of historical and contemporary issues and models of theological education. His review is critical, and while his missional model is ambitious, he does not avoid facing the practical consequences and challenges faced by those who would move toward what he considers a more authentic approach to the formation of persons called to theological education as teachers and students. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction

Part One - Reassessing Theological Education: The Present Stage of Debate
ch. 1 Retrieving Aspects of the "Classical" Model
ch. 2 Revising Aspects of the "Vocational" Model
ch. 3 Developing a More "Synthetic" Model
ch. 4 Some Final Responses to the Debate

Part Two - Backing Into the Future: A Biblical Angle of Vision
ch. 1 The Relevance of a Biblical Starting Point
ch. 2 Ministry Formation Before Christ
ch. 3 Ministry Formation by Christ
ch. 4 Ministry Formation After Christ

Part Three - Developing A Missional Model: From the Margins to the Center
ch. 1 Beyond Mission-Oriented and Missiological Education
ch. 2 Recasting Major Issues in the Debate
ch. 3 The Nature of Learning in a Missional Model
ch. 4 Reconceiving Teaching as a Missional Practice

Part Four - Bringing About Systemic Change: Some Guideposts To Reform
ch. 1 Reconfiguring the Student Profile
ch. 2 Rethinking Personal and Communal Formation
ch. 3 Refashioning Key Institutional Cultures
ch. 4 Reshaping the Theological Curriculum

Conclusion
ch. 1 Further Barriers to Institutional Reform
ch. 2 Other Avenues for Change

Index
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The Education of the Practical Theologian: Responses to Joseph Hough and John Cobb

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Browning, Don, David Polk and Ian S. Evison, eds.
1989
Scholars Press, Atlanta, GA
BV4030.E415 1989
Topics: Theological Education

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The essays in this volume ... were prepared for a conference sponsored by the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion of the Divinity School of the University of Chicago on October 8-11, 1987. (From the Publisher)
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The essays in this volume ... were prepared for a conference sponsored by the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion of the Divinity School of the University of Chicago on October 8-11, 1987. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface
Introduction

ch. 1 Theological Education: Biblical Studies (Schussler Fiorenza)
ch. 2 Christian Theology and Theological Education (Odgen)
ch. 3 Judaism in Christian Theological Education: Some New Implications (Pawlikowski)
ch. 4 Practical Wisdom and Theological Education (Paris)
ch. 5 When the Center Cannot Contain the Margins (Chopp)
ch. 6 A Religious Educator's Response (Groome)
ch. 7 Religious Imagination and the Cultivation of Christian Worlds or, the Minister as Christian (Bricoleur, and Reynolds)
Responses: Hough, Cobb
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Theological Education in the Catholic Tradition

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Carey, Patrick W. and Earl C. Muller, S.J., eds.
1997
Crossroads, New York, NY
BX905.T43 1997
Topics: Religion and Academia   |   Theological Education

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The aim of this book is both to raise questions about the contemporary theological enterprise and to suggest ways to improve theological education at the college, seminary, and graduate levels. With that in mind the editors have here gathered together important essays by leading theologians and prominent bishops that provide expert assessment of the present state of Catholic theological education and its future prospects, treating a full range of the ...
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The aim of this book is both to raise questions about the contemporary theological enterprise and to suggest ways to improve theological education at the college, seminary, and graduate levels. With that in mind the editors have here gathered together important essays by leading theologians and prominent bishops that provide expert assessment of the present state of Catholic theological education and its future prospects, treating a full range of the most pressing topics, from undergraduate and graduate programs to the role of bishops and the task of inculturation. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction (Patrick W. Carey)

ch. 1 Theological Education in the Catholic Tradition (Avery Dulles)
ch. 2 Catholic Higher Education as Historical Context for Theological Education (Philip Gleason)
ch. 3 Mission and Identity in Catholic Universities (Joseph A. Komonchak)
ch. 4 Catechesis Isn't Just for Children Anymore (Berard L. Marthaler)
ch. 5 Theological Education in the Undergraduate Core Curriculum (Monika K. Hellwig)
ch. 6 Introduction of Theology in the Catholic Tradition (Arthur L. Kennedy)
ch. 7 The Undergraduate Theology Major (Lawrence S. Cunningham)
ch. 8 Challenges for Catholic Graduate Theological Education (Matthew L. Lamb)
ch. 9 The Future of Graduate Education in Theology: A Clear Sky with the Possibility of a Late Afternoon Thunderstorm (William M. Shea)
ch. 10 Faculty Research and Catholic Identity (John C. Haughey)
ch. 11 Theological Education in Seminaries (Robert J. Wister)
ch. 12 Theological Faculty and Programs in Seminaries (Katarina Schuth)
ch. 13 Theology's Place in a Catholic University (James L. Heft)
ch. 14 Institutional Resources in the Seminary ((Thomas R. Kopfensteiner)
ch. 15 Bishops and Theologians (Francis E. George)
ch. 16 Theologians and Bishops (Robert P. Imbelli)
ch. 17 Faith: Normative for Bishops and Theologians (Oscar H. Lipscomb)
ch. 18 Theologians and Bishops: With Each Other (John J. Leibrecht)
ch. 19 Inculturation and Acculturation for an American Bishop and Theologian (Donald E. Pelotte)
ch. 20 Biblical Studies in University and Seminary Theology (Lawrence E. Boadt)
ch. 21 Historical Theology in the Curriculum (Joseph T. Lienhard)
ch. 22 Liturgy: The Integrative Center of the Theological Disciplines (Susan K. Wood)
ch. 23 The Divorce of Spirituality from Theology (Keith J. Egan)
ch. 24 The Integration of Theology and Spirituality: a View from the Seminary (Austin C. Doran)
ch. 25 Theological Education of African American Catholics (M. Shawn Copeland)
ch. 26 Catholic Theological Education and U.S. Hispanics (Roberto S. Goizueta)
Afterword (Earl C. Muller)

Selected Bibliography on Theological Education in American Catholic Higher Education, 1881-1995 (Pamela C. Young)
Contributors
Index
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Hurrying Toward Zion: Universities, Divinity Schools, and American Protestantism

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Cherry, Conrad
1995
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN
BV4030.C46 1995
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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The colorful study of university divinity schools in America.
This historical analysis of American Protestant university-related divinity schools tells their story in terms of powerful social and cultural forces that decisively influenced American education in general and Protestant theological education in particular. (From the Publisher)
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The colorful study of university divinity schools in America.
This historical analysis of American Protestant university-related divinity schools tells their story in terms of powerful social and cultural forces that decisively influenced American education in general and Protestant theological education in particular. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface
Introduction: Visions and Strategies of Influence

pt. I Specialization
ch. 1 Strategies for a System of Education
ch. 2 Educating to Understand the Other
ch. 3 Theological and Religious Sciences

pt. II Professionalization
ch. 4 Theory and Practice
ch. 5 Two Yokes of Responsibility

pt. III Formation and Reform
ch. 6 Social Class and Social Gospel
ch. 7 Formation and the Heritage of Revolt

pt. IV Pluralism
ch. 8 The Challenge of Social and Cultural Diversity
ch. 9 The Challenge of the Multiversity

Conclusion: The Ambiguities of a Heritage
Notes
Index
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Saving Work: Feminist Practices of Theological Education

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Chopp, Rebecca S.
1995
Westminster John Knox, Louisville, KY
BV4020.C48 1995
Topics: Vocation of Teaching   |   Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty

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One of the most significant changes in theological education during the past two decades has been a dramatic rise in the enrollment of women in the seminaries. In this ground-breaking book, Rebecca Chopp explores the impact these new voices are having on theological education. She looks at how women and men are actually forming a new Christian praxis through their engagement with feminist practices and thought that often exist outside ...
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One of the most significant changes in theological education during the past two decades has been a dramatic rise in the enrollment of women in the seminaries. In this ground-breaking book, Rebecca Chopp explores the impact these new voices are having on theological education. She looks at how women and men are actually forming a new Christian praxis through their engagement with feminist practices and thought that often exist outside the sphere of official recognition. This important book will be a starting point for dialogue about the role theological education will play as this new Christian praxis emerges. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface

ch. 1 Women as Subjects of Theological Education?
ch. 2 Shaking the Foundations: The Practice of Narrativity
ch. 3 Places of Grace: The Practice of Ekklesia
ch. 4 The Warming Quilt of God: The Practice of Theology
ch. 5 A Particular Vision: New Ways of Thinking about Theological Education

Notes
Index
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The Globalization of Theological Education

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Evans, Alice Frazer, Robert A. Evans, and David A. Roozen, eds.
1993
Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY
BV4022.G57 1993
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education

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These probing essays, factual case studies and critical commentaries by thirty-nine prominent scholars, educators, seminary administrators and church executives together address the emerging issues of the globalization of theological education. What does it mean to minister in a world of both interdependence and polarization? How can leaders be prepared to build up a church able and willing to respond to the challenge of global witness and service? What new ways ...
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These probing essays, factual case studies and critical commentaries by thirty-nine prominent scholars, educators, seminary administrators and church executives together address the emerging issues of the globalization of theological education. What does it mean to minister in a world of both interdependence and polarization? How can leaders be prepared to build up a church able and willing to respond to the challenge of global witness and service? What new ways of teaching and learning can seminaries and congregations develop toward the ultimate goal of faithfully and effectively embracing all of God's creation? (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Forewords (Walter Brueggemann, Daniel J. Harrington, Garth M. Rosell, and Barbaraa Brown Zikmund)
Introduction (David A. Roozen, Alice Frazer Evans, and Robert A. Evans)

ch. 1 An Historical Survey
Essay: Justo L. González, and Catherine G. González
Case Study: Winning Over the Faculty - The director of a seminary globalization program faces strong opposition from a traditional faculty member.
Teaching Note
Commentary: Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

ch. 2 Meanings of Globalization
Essay: William E. Lesher
Case Study: Why Globalization? The faculty of an established seminary struggles with the theological rationale for a globilization program and debates the value of experimental education
Teaching Note
Commentary: M. Shawn Copeland

ch. 3 Globalization as Evangelism
Essay: Paul G. Hiebert
Case Study: Changing the Face of the Parish
A parish priest, whose concept of ministry was shaped by required foreign language study, counsels members of his congregation threatened by a growing Hispanic population in their parish and suggestions of a Spanish Mass
Teaching Note
Commentary: Harold J. Recinos

ch. 4 Globalization as Ecumenical/Interfaith Dialogue
Essay: Jane I. Smith
Case Study: Sacred Sites
An Australian pastor must decide on his demination's role in a dispute between the Australian government and an Aborginial community's claim of sacred land.
Teaching Note
Commentary: L. Shannon Jung

ch. 5 Globalization as Cross-Cultural Dialogue
Essay: Robert J. Schreiter
Case Study: Text and Context
A debate between seminary faculty members about written vs. oral reports raises implications for the validity of academic requirements for extension education courses in indigenous communities
Teaching Note
Commentary: Pierre Goldberger

ch. 6 Globalization as Justice
Essay: Alice Frazer Evans and Robert A. Evans
Case Study: Evangelicals in a New Key
A Latin American student in a North American evangelical seminary faces a vocational dilemma as eh questions the relevance of his theological education for addressing "third-world" poverty.
Teaching Note
Commentary: W. L. Herzfeld

ch. 7 Liberation: Gender, Race, and Class
Essay: Toinette M. Eugeme
Case Study: To Go Home Again
A white middle-class seminarian struggles to reconcile her experiences in a required "developing world" immersion seminar with her understanding of the mission of the North American church and the purpose of seminary education
Teaching Note
Commentary: Daniel Spencer

ch. 8 Implications of Globalization for Biblical Understanding
Essay: Craig L. Blomberg
Case Study: Affirmation of Life
A Latin American seminary deals with the implications for its lifestyle and investment policies as a consequence of a radically revised program of study based on biblical and contextual analyses
Teaching Note
Commentary: Elsa Tamez

ch. 9 Global Economy and the Globalization of Theological Education
Essay: M. Douglas Meeks
Case Study: A Place for Reconciliation
A Sough African seminary faculty is divided over the seminary's role int he rebuilding of a community devastated by the economic and political repercussions of apartheid.
Teaching Note
Commentary: Itumeleng J. Mosala

ch. 10 Liberating Pedagogies in the Globalization of Theological Education
Essay: William Bean Kennedy
Case Study: More Questions Than Answers
A dramatic encounter during an international seminar challenges an experienced ethics professor to revise his approach to teaching and his relationship to international students
Teaching Note
Commentary: Heidi Hadsell do Nascimento

ch. 11 Institutional Change and the Globalization of Theological Education
Essay: David A. Roozen
Case Study: Globalization Gone Wild
The president of a seminary involved in a five-year globalization program encounters the complexity of institutional change as he faces competing demands for time and resources
Teaching Note
Commentary: Eleanor Scott Meyers

ch. 12 Mutuality in Global Education
Essay: Mortimer Arias
Cast Study: Apart from His People
Jamaican church leaders debate the costs and benefits of international education following a meeting with a young pastor, trained abroad, who is experiencing serious conflict with his Jamaican parishoners.
Teaching Note
Commentary: Henry S. Wilson

Contributors
Case Authors
Erskine Clarke, Columbia Theological Seminary
Gordon Dicker, United Theological Seminary Australia
Alice Frazer Evans, Plowshares Institute
Robert A. Evans, Plowshares Institute
Lisa Jafta, Rhodes University, South Africa
G. Douglass LEwis, Wesley Theological Seminary
James N. Pankratz, Concord College, Canada
Anne Reissner, Maryknoll School of Theology
Robert L. Stivers, Pacific Lutheran University
Richard F. Vieth, Lancaster Theological Seminary
Ronald C. White, Huntington Library and University of Southern California
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Sociology, Theology and the Curriculum

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Francis, Leslie J., ed.
1999
Cassell, London and New York
BV4020.S63 1999
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education

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In this new volume, theologians reflect on sociological methods, explore social theories of the human agent, and offer a theological transformation of sociology. Spanning such developments as local, non-stipendiary ministries, the identification of the roots of church growth, and giving voice to gay and lesbian Christians, this collection of innovative essays provides a fascinating and important dialogue on how the seemingly disparate fields of sociology and theology can illuminate and ...
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In this new volume, theologians reflect on sociological methods, explore social theories of the human agent, and offer a theological transformation of sociology. Spanning such developments as local, non-stipendiary ministries, the identification of the roots of church growth, and giving voice to gay and lesbian Christians, this collection of innovative essays provides a fascinating and important dialogue on how the seemingly disparate fields of sociology and theology can illuminate and enrich one other. This is essential reading for anyone concerned with the shifting dynamics of these two disciplines. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface

Part I Foundations
ch. 1 Christian Foundations, Sociological Fundamentals (Rev Canon Prof David Martin)
ch. 2 A Theological Response to Sociology (Rev Canon Prof Ronald Preston)

Part II Theoretical Perspectives
ch. 3 Theological Reflection and Sociological Method (Andrew Dawson)
ch. 4 Social Theories of the Human Agent and Monastic Dialogue (Jeff Vass)
ch. 5 The Problem of Charismatic Religious Experience for the Sociology of Religion: Label or Libel? (Rev Canon Dr Martyn Percy)
ch. 6 Sociological Methodologies and the Changing Nature of Contemporary Fundamentalism(Stephen J. Hunt)
ch. 7 Sociology in Evangelical Theological Colleges (Tony Walter)
ch. 8 Is Self-assigned Religious Affiliation Socially Significant?

Part III Empirical Perspectives
ch. 9 The Socialization of Glossolalia (Mark Cartledge)
ch. 10 Pentecostalism: Charismata and Church Growth (William K. Kay)
ch. 11 Student Expectations of a Church College
ch. 12 Sociology Students and Christianity in a Church College (Bernadette Casey Et Al)
ch. 13 Immanent Faith: Young People in Late Modernity (Sylvia Collins)
ch. 14 Gay and Lesbian Christians: The Lived Experiences (Andrew K.t. Yip)
ch. 15 Developing Identity as a Local Non-stipendiary Priest (Rev Canon Dr Michael Wes)

Name Index
Subject Index
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A Preface to Theology

Book
Gilpin, W. Clark
1996
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL
BV4030.G55 1996
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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At a time of widespread perplexity about the social role of humanistic scholarship, few disciplines are as anxious about their nature and purposes as academic theology. In this important work, W. Clark Gilpin, dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School, proposes that American theological scholarship become responsible to a threefold public: the churches, the academic community, and civil society. Gilpin approaches this goal indirectly, by investigating the historic social ...
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At a time of widespread perplexity about the social role of humanistic scholarship, few disciplines are as anxious about their nature and purposes as academic theology. In this important work, W. Clark Gilpin, dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School, proposes that American theological scholarship become responsible to a threefold public: the churches, the academic community, and civil society. Gilpin approaches this goal indirectly, by investigating the historic social roles of Protestant theologians and the educational institutions in which they have pursued their scholarship and teaching. Ranging from analyses of the New England Puritan Cotton Mather to contemporary theologians as "public intellectuals," Gilpin proposes that we find out what theology is by asking what theologians do. By showing how particular cultural problems have always shaped the work of theologians, Gilpin's work profoundly illuminates the foundations of American academic theology, providing insights that will help guide its future. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Acknowledgments
Introduction: What Do Theologians Do?

ch. 1 The Fruition of the Seminary Ideal, 1720-1830
ch. 2 Scholarship and the Culture of Protestantism, 1830-1880
ch. 3 The Case for Theology in the University, 1880-1930
ch. 4 Intellectual Center of the Church's Life, 1930-1960
ch. 5 The Background of Possibilities

Notes
Index
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Sharing Faith: A Comprehensive Approach to Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry

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Groome, Thomas H.
1991
Harper & Row, San Francisco, CA
BV1471.2.G688 1991
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Religious Education

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The long-awaited masterwork from the author of Christian Religious Education in which he applies the "shared praxis" approach to the whole of religious education and pastoral ministry. (From the Publisher)
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The long-awaited masterwork from the author of Christian Religious Education in which he applies the "shared praxis" approach to the whole of religious education and pastoral ministry. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface
Acknowledgments

Part 1 Foundations
Prologue
ch. 1 Educating for Conation in Christian Faith
ch. 2 Epistemology Re-visioned: In Search of Conation
ch. 3 The Dimensions and Dynamics of "Being" Engaged for Conation in Christian Faith

Part 2 An Approach: Shared Christian Praxis
ch. 4 An Overview of Shared Christian Praxis
ch. 5 The Focusing Activity in Shared Praxis
ch. 6 Movement 1: Naming/Expressing "Present Action"
ch. 7 Movement 2: Critical Reflection on Present Action
ch. 8 Movement 3: Making Accessible Christian Story and Vision
ch. 9 Movement 4: Dialectical Hermeneutics to Appropriate Story/Vision to Participants’ Stories and Visions
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Christian Religious Education: Sharing our Story and Vision

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Groome, Thomas H.
1980
Harper & Row, San Francisco, CA
BV1471.2.G687 1980
Topics: Theological Education   |   Religious Education

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Blends the best contemporary biblical scholarship, theology, and theories of education to give a coherent account of the nature, purpose, context, method, stages, and role of teachers in Christian education. (From the Publisher)
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Blends the best contemporary biblical scholarship, theology, and theories of education to give a coherent account of the nature, purpose, context, method, stages, and role of teachers in Christian education. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
The Nature of Christian Religious Education
Education in Time
A Coming to Terms

The Purpose of Christian Religious Education
Education for the Kingdom of God
For Christian Faith
For Human Freedom

The Context of Christian Religious Education
On Becoming Christian Together

An Approach To Christian Religious Education: Shared Praxis
In Search of a "Way of Knowing" for Christian Religious Education
Some Philosophical Roots for a Praxis Way of Knowing
Shared Christian Praxis
Shared Praxis in Praxis

Readiness For Christian Religious Education by Shared Praxis
Shared Praxis from a Piagetian Perspective

The Copartners in Christian Religious Education
Our Students, Our Selves
Postscript: Until Break of Day

Bibliography
Index
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Theological Education in the Evangelical Tradition

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Hart, D.G. and R. Albert Mohler, eds.
1996
Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI
BV1640.T47 1996
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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The purpose of this volume, according to the editors, "is to provide historical perspective necessary for measuring the strength, vitality, and character as well as the weaknesses and failures of evangelical theological institutions." This study accomplishes this goal by examining the origins, distinctive contributions, and tensions within theological education in the evangelical tradition. The essays are organized by themes: a historical survey of theological training in various theological traditions, the ...
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The purpose of this volume, according to the editors, "is to provide historical perspective necessary for measuring the strength, vitality, and character as well as the weaknesses and failures of evangelical theological institutions." This study accomplishes this goal by examining the origins, distinctive contributions, and tensions within theological education in the evangelical tradition. The essays are organized by themes: a historical survey of theological training in various theological traditions, the place of spiritual formation, the role of women in theological education, the relationship between the academy and the church, and perspectives on the future of evangelical theological education. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Foreword (Richard J. Mouw)
Introduction (D. G. Hart, R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)
Contributors

ch. 1 The Baptist Tradition (Timothy George)
ch. 2 The Early Methodist Episcopal Experience (Russell E. Richey)
ch. 3 Holiness Churches (Melvin E. Dieter)
ch. 4 Presbyterian and Methodist Education (Gary Scott Smith)
ch. 5 The Era of Protestant Orthodoxy (Richard A. Muller)
ch. 6 New Divinity Schools of the Prophets (David W. Kling)
ch. 7 The Nineteenth Century (James E. Bradley)
ch. 8 Ministry to Women in the Antebellum Seminaries (Karen E. Gedge)
ch. 9 Learning in the Margins (Virginia Lieson Brereton)
ch. 10 Science and the Presbyterian Academies (Nina Reid-Maroney)
ch. 11 Spurgeon and British Evangelical Theological Education (David W. Bebbington)
ch. 12 Kuyper and Dutch Theological Education (James D. Bratt)
ch. 13 Canadian Protestant Theological Education (James D. Bratt)
ch. 14 Educating the Church (Gabriel Fackre)
ch. 15 Thinking of the Future (Albert Mohler, Jr.)
ch. 16 Challenge of Evangelical Theological Education (Albert Mohler, Jr.)
ch. 17 Educating for a Countercultural Spirituality (David F. Wells)

Bibliographical Essay (D. G. Hart)
Index
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Beyond Clericalism: The Congregation as a Focus for Theological Education

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Hough, Joseph C. Jr. and Barbara G. Wheeler, eds.
1988
Scholars Press, Atlanta, GA
BV4022.B48 1988
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Table Of Content:
Foreword

Part One:
A Congregational Paradigm for Theological Education (James F. Hopewell )
On the Christian Congregation (David H. Kelsey)
Ministry of the World: A New Professional Paradigm (John B. Cobb)
Which Congregations? A Mission Focus for Theological Education (Letty Russell)
A Theological Curriculum About and Against the Church (David H. Kelsey)
Friends in the Family: Church, Seminary, and Theological Education (Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki)

Part Two:
Disciplinary Perspectives on the Study of the Congregation
Historical Studies
A Study of the Congregation in History (Jane Dempsey Douglass)
The Congregation and New Testament Studies (Carl Holladay)
The Historian and the Congregation (E. Brooks Holifield)
Practical Studies
Pastoral Care and the Study of the Congregation (Don S. Browning)
The Ministry of a Congregation: Rethinking Christian Ethics for a Chuch-Centered Seminary (Stanley Hauerwas)
Toward A Christian Feminist Liberation Hermeneutic for Demystifying Class Reality in Local Congregations (Beverly W. Harrison)
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Religious Higher Education in the United States: A Source Book

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Hunt, Thomas C. and James C. Carper, eds.
1996
Garland Publishing, New York, NY
LC383.R47 1996
Topics: Religion and Academia   |   Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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Higher education today suffers from lack of a clearly articulated purpose-a deficiency particularly challenging to religious-affiliated institutions. What is the relationship of secular learning to the faith that originally undergirded these institutions? This book offers the reader answers to this and other major questions currently facing denomination-affiliated institutions of higher education. Following a chapter on civil government's relationships to these institutions, 24 chapters survey the colleges, universities, and seminaries associated with ...
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Higher education today suffers from lack of a clearly articulated purpose-a deficiency particularly challenging to religious-affiliated institutions. What is the relationship of secular learning to the faith that originally undergirded these institutions? This book offers the reader answers to this and other major questions currently facing denomination-affiliated institutions of higher education. Following a chapter on civil government's relationships to these institutions, 24 chapters survey the colleges, universities, and seminaries associated with denominations. Each chapter begins with an historical essay followed by annotated bibliographic entries covering primary and secondary sources dating back to 1986 on various denomination-connected institutions. There are 614 bibliographic entries, an epilogue on critical issues covered throughout the book, as well as a subject and author index. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction (Thomas C. Hunt, and James C. Carper)

ch. 1 Government Aid to and Regulation of Religious colleges and universities (Ralph D. Mawdsley)
ch. 2 The educational system of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints (Robert L. Millett)
ch. 3 Quakers and higher education (William C. Kashatus)
ch. 4 Lutheran college education in the US (Richard W. Solberg)
ch. 5 Reformed colleges and seminaries (Peter P. DeBoer)
ch. 6 Higher Education among Churches of Christ (Robert E. Hooper)
ch. 7 Moravian colleges and universities (Daniel R. Gilbert)
ch. 8 United Church of Christ colleges, universities and seminaries (Lowell H. Zuck)
ch. 9 Disciples of Christ colleges, universities and seminaries (John M. Imbler)
ch. 10 Episcopal colleges and universities (Donald S. Armentrout)
ch. 11 Higher education institutions of the Church of the Brethren (Kenneth M. Shaffer)
ch. 12 Foursquare Gospel Church colleges (John C. Holmes)
ch. 13 Wesleyan Colleges and University (John C. Holmes)
ch. 14 Free Methodist Colleges (John C. Holmes)
ch. 15 Catholic Higher Education in the US (Gerald P. Fogarty, S. J., Mary A. Grant, Anna M. Donnelly)
ch. 16 Baptist Colleges and Universities (Jerry M. Self)
ch. 17 Seventh Day Adventist higher Education in the US (George R. Knight)
ch. 18 Jewish Seminaries and colleges (Harold S. Wechsler)
ch. 19 American Bible colleges (Virginia Lieson Brereton)
ch. 20 Higher education in the United Methodist Church (L. Glenn Tyndall)
ch. 21 Mennonite Institutions of higher education (Donovan D. Steiner, and Judy H. Mullet)
ch. 22 Independent Christian colleges and universities (William Vance Trollinger, Jr.)
ch. 23 Church of the Nazarene Universities, colleges and theological seminaries (Harold E. Raser)
ch. 24 Pentecostal colleges and seminaries
Epilogue (Edith L. Blumhofer)

Indexes
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Discerning the Call: Advancing the Quality of Ordained Leadership

Book
Imbler, John M. and Linda K. Plengemeier, eds.
1992
Chalice Press, St. Louis, MO
BX7326.D49 1992
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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In 1986, 43 percent of Disciples clergy were between fifty and sixty. Where will their replacements come from, and how can we help them recognize and respond to their call? (From the Publisher)
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In 1986, 43 percent of Disciples clergy were between fifty and sixty. Where will their replacements come from, and how can we help them recognize and respond to their call? (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
(individual authors not identified)
Introduction

ch. 1 Practical, spiritual, and intellectual criteria for ministry
ch. 2 Ecclesiastical linkages
ch. 3 Congregational enlistment
ch. 4 Faith development
ch. 5 Changing North American demographics
ch. 6 Disciples women in ministry
ch. 7 Characteristics for success

Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
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Crisis in the Church: The Plight of Theological Education

Book
Leith, John H.
1997
Westminster John Knox, Louisville, KY
BX8969.6.L45 1997
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Drawing on his wealth of experience as both a seminary professor and minister, John Leith identifies and confronts the contemporary crisis in theological education. He argues that the crisis in the seminaries is interwoven with the crisis in the church, and that the secularization of educational institutions has led seminaries to move away from their primary responsibility - preparing pastors for ministry. (From the Publisher)
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Drawing on his wealth of experience as both a seminary professor and minister, John Leith identifies and confronts the contemporary crisis in theological education. He argues that the crisis in the seminaries is interwoven with the crisis in the church, and that the secularization of educational institutions has led seminaries to move away from their primary responsibility - preparing pastors for ministry. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface
Introduction

ch. 1 The Crisis
ch. 2 The Boundaries of Christian Faith
ch. 3 Teaching the Church's Faith
ch. 4 Teaching Church Practice
ch. 5 On Choosing a Seminary Professor
ch. 6 The Moral Use of Endowments
ch. 7 Seminary Constituencies and Boards
ch. 8 The Recruitment of Students

Epilogue
Notes
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Missing Connections: Public Perceptions of Theological Education and Religious Leadership

Journal Issue
Lynn, Elizabeth and Barbara G. Wheeler
1999
Auburn Studies, No. 6 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 1999)
BV4070.A8 A1 1999 no. 6
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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Three themes guide Auburn Center studies of theological education: practices in teaching and learning, the management of institutional resources, and the role of theological education in religious and public life. With this issue of Auburn Studies, we present our first report related to the critical, but complex, reality labeled by our third guiding theme.

In the spring of 1998, a research team visited four cities to interview leaders in ...
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Three themes guide Auburn Center studies of theological education: practices in teaching and learning, the management of institutional resources, and the role of theological education in religious and public life. With this issue of Auburn Studies, we present our first report related to the critical, but complex, reality labeled by our third guiding theme.

In the spring of 1998, a research team visited four cities to interview leaders in all sectors of society--business, politics, education, religion, community service, philanthropy, and others--about perceptions of religious leaders and their training.

What does the public think about theological education and the religious leaders that seminaries train? People interviewed for this study consider seminaries invisible institutions that produce leaders who offer little civic or public leadership. Most thought this lack of public involvement a missed opportunity, but we heard no consensus about what an increased religious presence in public life would mean. (From the Publisher)
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Leading from the Center: The Emerging Role of the Chief Academic Officer in Theological Schools

Book
McLean, Jeanne P.
1999
Scholars Press, Atlanta, GA
BV4166.M35 1999
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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Presents the results of a research study which surveyed the state of the deans of 75 percent of North American theological schools. The study profiles, who the deans are the types of work that they due, and their role in the administration and governance of schools. Reasons for high turnover are explored and recommendations are made to help schools encourage and develop leadership qualities in academic deans. (From the Publisher)
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Presents the results of a research study which surveyed the state of the deans of 75 percent of North American theological schools. The study profiles, who the deans are the types of work that they due, and their role in the administration and governance of schools. Reasons for high turnover are explored and recommendations are made to help schools encourage and develop leadership qualities in academic deans. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction

Part One: Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships
ch. 1 The Nature and Scope of the Dean's Work
ch. 2 Managerial and Leadership Roles
ch. 3 The Dean-President Relationship
ch. 4 The Dean-Faculty Relationship
ch. 5 The Dean's Work with Senior Administrators, Boards, and Church Leaders

Part Two: Administration as a Vocation
ch. 6 Recruitment and Hiring of Chief Academic Officers
ch. 7 Evaluation and Professional Development
ch. 8 Academic Leadership: The Challenges Ahead

Afterword Advice to Prospective Deans
Appendices
Acknowledgements
Index
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Academic Leadership: A Study of Chief Academic Officers in Theological Schools

Book
McLean, Jeanne P.
1998
St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN
BV4166.5.A28 1998
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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The monographs collected in this volume are based on research into the role of chief academic officers in North American theological schools. (From the Publisher)
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The monographs collected in this volume are based on research into the role of chief academic officers in North American theological schools. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
ch. 1 Leading from the center : the role of the chief academic officer / by Jeanne P. McLean
ch. 2 Challenges of academic administration : rewards and stresses in the role of the chief academic officer / by Karen M. Ristau
ch. 3 Career paths and hiring practices of chief academic officers in theological schools / by Mary Abdul-Rahman
ch. 4 Professional development for chief academic officers / by Jeanne P. McLean
ch. 5 Dean-faculty relationships / by Jeanne P. McLean with Nicholas Cafarelli
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God's Fierce Whimsy: Christian Feminism and Theological Education

Book
Mud Flower Collective
1985
Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, OH
BT704.G63 1985
Topics: Vocation of Teaching   |   Theological Education   |   Faculty Well-Being   |   Diversifying the Faculty

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This book is the written record of seven feminists' commitment to practice what they preach-to make incarnate both the fierce and the whimsical character of that which is born in every shared effort to teach and learn with minds set on justice. (From the Publisher)
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This book is the written record of seven feminists' commitment to practice what they preach-to make incarnate both the fierce and the whimsical character of that which is born in every shared effort to teach and learn with minds set on justice. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface

ch. 1 In Search of Common Ground
ch. 2 Can We Be Different But Not Alienated? An Exchange of Letters
ch. 3 In My Voice You Will Hear Pain
ch. 4 Our God-Stories: Sharing Images
ch. 5 The Shape and Significance of Feminist Theology: A Christian Perspective
ch. 6 Trashing the Terrible, Titillating Lesbian: Dialoguing on Sexuality
ch. 7 The Mud and the Flower

Notes
Selected Bibliography
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Requiem: A Lament in Three Movements

Book
Oden, Thomas C.
1995
Abingdon Press, Nashville, TN
BR526.O34 1995
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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In a post-liberal critique of the mainline establishment, Oden identifies the failures of contemporary theological education and its accompanying ideology, maps out the ultra-liberalization of church bureaucracies and special interest politics, and calls for a return to classical Christian theological roots and categories.
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In a post-liberal critique of the mainline establishment, Oden identifies the failures of contemporary theological education and its accompanying ideology, maps out the ultra-liberalization of church bureaucracies and special interest politics, and calls for a return to classical Christian theological roots and categories.

Table Of Content:
Foreword by Richard John Neuhaus

ch. 1 Introit: Affectionate Anguish
ch. 2 Overture: The Feast I Left
ch. 3 Interlude: The Feast I Missed
ch. 4 Allegro: The Feast I Did Not Expect
ch. 5 Postlude: The Young Fogeys

Appendix A: Can a Goddess Be Politically Correct?
Appendix B: Case Study: Is Anything at All Incompatible with Christian Teaching?
Appendix C: Documents of Ancient Ecumenical Orthodoxy
Appendix D: Postmodern Paleo-orthodox Writers: An Expanding List

Index
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Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Toward a New Design for Teaching and Learning in the Professions

Book
Schon, Donald A.
1987
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA
LC1059.S45 1987
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Philosophy of Teaching

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Doctors, architects, lawyers and engineers are all trained in schools that emphasize technique but neglect the key element of artistry that distinguishes the true professional. Today's professional is a drudge, mechanically applying privileged knowledge to rote tasks. That is Schon's diagnosis of higher education, and as a remedy he recommends learning by doing. To teach skills of improvisation and problem-framing, he feels our universities should borrow the methods used in ...
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Doctors, architects, lawyers and engineers are all trained in schools that emphasize technique but neglect the key element of artistry that distinguishes the true professional. Today's professional is a drudge, mechanically applying privileged knowledge to rote tasks. That is Schon's diagnosis of higher education, and as a remedy he recommends learning by doing. To teach skills of improvisation and problem-framing, he feels our universities should borrow the methods used in art studios, dance conservatories, athletics coaching, craft appenticeships and psychoanalytic training. In all these settings, a dialogue between student and coach in a low-risk atmosphere encourages creativity. Despite its academic prose, this primer by an MIT urban studies professor will enlighten students, teachers and professionals. Schon concludes the book (a sequel to The Reflective Practitioner with a description of his attempt to create a ``studiolike'' curriculum for MIT's city planning courses. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
The Roles of Artistry in Professional Education.
The Architectural Studio: A Prototype of Education for Reflection-in-Action.
Examples and Experiments.
Implications for Professional Education.
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Reason for the Hope: The Futures of Roman Catholic Theologates

Book
Schuth, Katarina
1989
Michael Glazier, Inc, Wilmington, DE
BX905.S38 1989
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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This new 8-volume series brings us the seasoned fruits of modern scholarship. The authors are personally and pastorally aware of the theological concerns and challenges of our time and are attuned to the needs of contemporary students. (From the Publisher)
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This new 8-volume series brings us the seasoned fruits of modern scholarship. The authors are personally and pastorally aware of the theological concerns and challenges of our time and are attuned to the needs of contemporary students. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: Background, Methodology, and Scope of the Study

Part I. Historical background
A. How the Seminary Developed
B. The Houses of Study of Religious Orders and Congregations: A Historical Sketch

Part II. Mission and Management
A. Missions of Theologates
B. Governance
C. Finances

Part III. Personnel and Students
A. Administration
B. Faculty
C. Students

Part IV. Formation Programs for Future Ministers
A. Personal and Spiritual Formation
B. Academic Formation
C. Pastoral Formation and Field Education

Part V. Future Goals and Directions of Tehologates in Relation to the Needs of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States
A. Church and Society: Theologate Response to Special Concerns
B. The Futures of the Roman Catholic Theologates: Challenges and Opportunities

Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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In Seminaries, Theologates, and the Future of Church Ministry, Sr. Schuth details some of the ways seminaries are responding to the ministerial requirements of the Church of today and tomorrow. Extensive research images of Church, priesthood, and ministry are taken from a broad sample of faculty, students, administrators, and trustees to answer such questions as: What is the nature of the local and universal mission of the Church in which ...
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In Seminaries, Theologates, and the Future of Church Ministry, Sr. Schuth details some of the ways seminaries are responding to the ministerial requirements of the Church of today and tomorrow. Extensive research images of Church, priesthood, and ministry are taken from a broad sample of faculty, students, administrators, and trustees to answer such questions as: What is the nature of the local and universal mission of the Church in which people seek to serve these days? What is their vision of the church's future? How must people be prepared to carry, out the vision they hold about the church's ministry? What are their fears, hopes, anxieties about ministering in the Church? and What would be their one wish for the future? Studies of what parishioners expect of their Church and ministers complement the internal views. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Background
Methodology
Outline of the Study

Part I. Context
ch. 1 Surviving the Shaking of the Foundations: United States Catholicism in the Twenty-First Century
ch. 2 Reaping Harvests, Sowing Seeds: Vatican Influences and National Developments in United States Seminaries from the Mid-Nineteen Eighties to the Present
ch. 3 The Priest as Parish Leader: A Contextual Analysis

Part II. Mission and Members of Theologate Communities
ch. 4 The Mission of Theologates
ch. 5 Students and Their Backgrounds: Religious, Intellectual, and Human
ch. 6 Board Members, Administrators, and Faculties

Part III. Formation Programs
ch. 7 Evolution and Development of Formation Programs
ch. 8 Human and Spiritual Formation in Theologates
ch. 9 Intellectual Formation
ch. 10 Pastoral Field Education

Part IV. The Future
ch. 11 Perceptions about Church and Ministry
ch. 12 Perceptions about Priesthood

Conclusion
Appendix A: Theologate Ownership and Operation
Bibliography
Index
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Apologia: Contextualization, Globalization, and Mission in Theological Education

Book
Stackhouse, Max L.
1988
Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, MI
BR118.S69 1988
Topics: Theological Education   |   Changes in Higher Education

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Apologia is about contemporary theological education--its current state and its future. While many current trends in seminaries and departments of theology bring important new insights to the study of religion, says Max Stackhouse they also erode-- sometimes unwittingly--the capacity to speak of God, truth, and justice with warranted confidence. Theology is thereby undermined in all arenas--not only in academia, but in the life of the church and society.
This ...
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Apologia is about contemporary theological education--its current state and its future. While many current trends in seminaries and departments of theology bring important new insights to the study of religion, says Max Stackhouse they also erode-- sometimes unwittingly--the capacity to speak of God, truth, and justice with warranted confidence. Theology is thereby undermined in all arenas--not only in academia, but in the life of the church and society.
This book not only exposes the frailties of several current ideologies, but also draws noted scholars from five continents and a seminary faculty into an interdisciplinary discussion of the most significant recent literature on theological education. The results are fresh proposals for the reconstructing of theological education on foundations that are contextually alert, globally concerned, and mission-oriented.
Apologia is a ground-breaking work, a book that begins and ends in dialogue, and points toward the ways in which Christian theology will have to redefine itself if it is to actively shape, and not merely reflect, the context in which we live. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Foreword

Part I A Dialogue
ch. 1 An Introduction
ch. 2 Our Context
ch. 3 Texts and Contexts
ch. 4 Affirmations and Translations

Part II Wider Discussions
ch. 5 Consultations and Globalization
ch. 6 Praxis and Solidarity
ch. 7 Poesis and Contextuality
ch. 8 Theoria and Phenomenology

Part III A Proposal
ch. 9 Apologia
ch. 10 Orthodoxy?
ch. 11 Praxiology?
ch. 12 Doxology

Appendix 1 A Response to Apologia, with Special Reference to Problems of Text and Context
Appendix 2 A Response to Apologia, with Special Reference to the Seminary as a Faith Community
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Ecumenical Formation: A Methodology for a Pluralistic Age The Case of the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey (pdf)

Journal Issue
James L. Waits
1995
Theological Education 31, supp. (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T48v.31suppl.
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
Introduction: Why This Study?
What Are Contemporary Seminarians Like?
What Does a Seminary Education Produce?
What Can the Churches Expect?
Significant Findings
Appendixes
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Ecumenical Formation: A Methodology for a Pluralistic Age The Case of the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey (pdf)

Journal Issue
1997
Theological Education 34, supp. (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T48v.34suppl.
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Religious Diversity

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Table Of Content:
The U.S. Bossey Assessment Project: An Introduction (John B. Lindner and Linda-Marie Delloff)
Ecumenical Formation: A Methodology for a Pluralistic Age (John B. Lindner)
Embracing Estrangement (Linda-Marie Delloff)
Worship and Prayer in Ecumenical Formation (John H. Erickson and Eileen W. Lindner)
Learning a Religious Tradition: Identity by Contrast (Bertice Y. Wood)
Does What Is Taught at Bossey Equal What Is Learned? (Michael Gilligan)
Two Agendas for Ecumenical Formation (Heidi Hadsell)
Ecumenical Formation: Ecumenical Reflections and Suggestions (Alan C. Clark and Metropolitan Elias Audi)
Supplementary Reading
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Exploring New Understandings of Theological Scholarship (pdf)

Journal Issue
1995
Theological Education 32, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.32no.1
Topics: Theological Education   |   Balancing Teaching and Research

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Table Of Content:
Introduction (James L. Waits)
The Nature and Criteria of Theological Scholarship (Don Browning)
Theological Scholarship as a Form of Church Service (George P. Schner, SJ)
Theological Scholarship from the Perspective of a Catholic Woman (Ellen M. Leonard)
Theological Research and Scholarship as a Service of Faith: A Roman Catholic Perspective (Peter C. Phan)
Multicultural and Global Theological Scholarship: An Asian American Perspective (Jung Young Lee)
The Nature and Criteria of Theological Scholarship: An Evangelical Critique and Plan (Walter C. Kaiser Jr.)
An African American Perspective on the Nature and Criteria of Theological Scholarship (Preston N. Williams)
Cultivating Theological Scholarship (Rebecca S. Chopp
A Brief Response, Don Browning)
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Incarnating Globalization in ATS Schools: Issues, Experience, Understandings, Challenges (pdf)

Journal Issue
1999
Theological Education 35, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.35no.2
Topics: Theological Education   |   Religious Diversity

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Table Of Content:
Foreword (Robert J. Schreiter, S.J.)

Section 1: The Changing Terrain of “Globalization” in the ATS
Editor’s Introduction

Stumbling in the Right Direction (William Lesher and Donald Shriver)
The Changing Terrain of “Globalization” in ATS Conversations (Fumitaka Matsuoka)
Words and Deeds: An Informal Assessment of Globalization in Theological Schools (Daniel O. Aleshire)

Section 2: The Dynamics of “Globalization” and Their Theological Significance
Editor’s Introduction
The Calculus of Global Culture (Kathryn Poethig)
Religion and Theology in Global Culture , Robert J. Schreiter, S.J. with excerpts from The New Catholicity: Theology Between the Global and the Local
Globalization, Faith, and Theological Education (Max L. Stackhouse)
A Decade of Special Issues on Globalization in Theological Education

Section 3: Report on the ATS Telephone Survey on Cross-Cultural Relationships
Collective Wisdom: What ATS Schools Have Learned about Establishing, Sustaining, and Evaluating Good Cross-Cultural Relationships (Judith A. Berling)

Section 4: Particular Cases
Getting Down to Cases: Responses to Globalization in ATS Schools (Judith A. Berling)

Section 5: Looking Toward the Future
Editor’s Introduction
Globalization, World Religions, and Theological Education (M. Thomas Thangaraj)
If Globalization Is True, What Shall We Do? Toward a Theology of Ministry (Max L. Stackhouse)
One in Christ: An Intra-Christian Conversation on Christianity and Difference in a Global World (Robert F. Ferris and Judith A. Berling)
Resistance to the “Globalization” Emphasis in ATS Schools from Theological Educators from Other Parts of the World (William Lesher and Barbara Brown Zikmund)
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New Perspectives on Theological Education (pdf)

Journal Issue
1998
Theological Education 34, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.34no.2
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
Introduction (Michael A. Fahey)
Seminary Sabbatical: A Guide to Interdisciplinary Travel (Elaine Cathcart Nocks)
When Professors Become Counselors: Ethical Land Mines in the Seminary (Mark Davies)
Training Church Musicians: What are the Appropriate Methods? (Edward Foley, Capuchin)
Wisdom Communities: Models for Christian Formation and Pedagogy (Mary Margaret Pazdan)
Who’s Mentoring the Mentors? The Discipling Dimension of Faculty Development in Christian Higher Education (Shelly Cunningham)
U.S. Hispanics/Latinos and the Field of Graduate Theological Education (Manuel Jesús Mejido)
Black Theology on Theological Education (Dwight N. Hopkins)
Educational Assessment for Future Consideration (Evelyn A. McDonald)
The Vision, Values, and Vocation of a Development Officer in a School of Theology and Ministry (Vincent Cushing, O.F.M.)
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Quality and Accreditation: Final Report on the Redeveloped Accrediting Standards (pdf)

Journal Issue
1996
Theological Education 32, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.32no.2
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Table Of Content:
Introduction (James L. Waits)
The Quality and Accreditation Project (Steering Committee for the Quality and Accreditation Project Katarina Schuth, Chair)
Recommendations of the Quality and Accreditation Project Steering Committee and the ATS Commission on Accrediting and Plan of Implementation (Steering Committee, Commission on Accrediting)
Standards of Accreditation: Outline of Draft Three of the Redeveloped Accrediting Standards
General Institutional Standards
Degree Program Standards
Recommended Changes to the ATS Policies and Procedures for Accreditation
Current Procedures Related to Membership, Bulletin 41, Part 3
Proposed Accrediting Policies and Procedures
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The Study of Chief Academic Officers in Theological Schools: Reflections on Academic Leadership (pdf)

Journal Issue
1996
Theological Education 33, supp. (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T48v.33suppl.
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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Table Of Content:
Introduction (Jeanne P. McLean)
Academic Leadership: Roles, Issues, and Challenges (Jane I. Smith)
A New Dean Meets a New Day in Theological Education (James Hudnut-Beumler)
The Once and Future Dean: Reflections on Being a Chief Academic Officer (Elizabeth C. Nordbeck)
To a Candidate for Academic Leadership: A Letter (Russell E. Richey)
Of Force Fields and Aspirations: Being an Academic Dean in the Nineteen-Nineties (Brian O. McDermott, S.J.)
Academic Administration as an Inner Journey (Gordon T. Smith)
Developing the Community of Scholars (James L. Waits)
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The Study of the Seminary Presidency in Catholic Theological Seminaries (pdf)

Journal Issue
1995
Theological Education 32, supp. (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T48v.32suppl.
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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Table Of Content:
Introduction (Neely Dixon McCarter)
Leadership in the American Diocesan Seminary: Context, Institutions, and Personalities—1791 to 1965 (Joseph M. White)
The Effects of Institutional Change on the Office of Rector and President in the Catholic Theological Seminaries—1965 to 1994 (Robert J. Wister)
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The Study of the Seminary Presidency in Protestant Theological Seminaries (pdf)

Journal Issue
Waits, James L., Neely Dixon McCarter, Nancy Merrill eds.
1995
Theological Education 32, supp. II (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T48v.32suppl.
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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Table Of Content:
Introduction (Neely Dixon McCarter)
Preface
The Office of President
Presidents and Finances
The President as Administrator
Relationships: Boards, Faculties, Staffs, Students, and Constituencies Presidential Profiles
Controversies
“Lord High Everything Else”: The Many Functions of the Seminary President
Concluding Remarks
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The Study of the Seminary Presidency: Reflections of Seminary Leaders (pdf)

Journal Issue
1996
Theological Education 32, supp. III (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T48v.32suppl.
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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Table Of Content:
Introduction (Neely Dixon McCarter)
Work and Calling: An Interpretation of Presidents' Reflections on the Nature of Their Office (Malcolm L. Warford)
Toward Understanding the Seminary Presidency: Reflections of One President (Robert E. Cooley)
The Presidency in a Union School (Vincent Cushing)
Reflections on Fourteen Years as a Seminary President (James C. Fenhagen)
Reflections of a Pastor/President (Douglas W. Oldenburg)
The President as Pilgrim (Donald W. Shriver, Jr.)
On Becoming a Seminary President: Reflections on My Early Years at Hartford Seminary (Barbara Brown Zikmund)
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Theological Education and the Practice of Ministry (pdf)

Journal Issue
1997
Theological Education 33, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.33no.2
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Table Of Content:
Introduction (Elizabeth C. Nordbeck)
Conversion of Mind and Heart in Theological Education (Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ)
Integrating Ministry and Theology: One Seminary’s Story (Bruce E. Shields)
Dialogue and Advocacy: A Case Study of a Course on Human Sexuality (Susanne Johnson and Patricia H. Davis)
Theological Education as Pastoral Care (J. Earl Thompson, Jr.)
Writing Practice and Pedagogy Across the Curriculum: Teaching Writing in a Theological Context (Lucretia Bailey Yaghjian)
Renewing the Practices of Ministry (Malcolm L. Warford)
Teaching Research Skills in Clinical Pastoral Education (Margot Hover)
Congregations and Theological Education and Research (Thomas Edward Frank)
Congregational Studies and Critical Pedagogy in Theological Perspective (Robert K. Martin)
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Theological Education as Teaching and Learning (pdf)

Journal Issue
1997
Theological Education 34, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.34no.1
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
Introduction (Michael A. Fahey)
Delivering Theological Education That Works (Kenneth O. Gangel)
Understanding Adult Learners: Challenges for Theological Education (Christine E. Blair)
The Ashram as a Model for Theological Education (Kraig Klaudt)
Urban Theological Education: A Conversation about Curriculum (Warren Dennis, Katie Day, and Ron Peters)
Theological Education for Urban Ministry: A Survey of U.S. Seminaries (Robert V. Kemper)
The Shapes of Goodness: Theological Libraries Journeying to the Millennium (Timothy D. Lincoln)
The Art and Politics of Deaning (Wilson Yates)
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Theory and Practice in Theological Education (pdf)

Journal Issue
1996
Theological Education 33, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.33no.1
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
Introduction (Michael A. Fahey)
Excellence in the Professions: What Theological Schools Can Learn from Law, Business, and Medical Schools (Elizabeth A. Dreyer)
The Revolution in Ministry Training (Harry L. Poe)
Theological Education by Conversation: Particularity and Pluralism (Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore)
Field Education and the Theological Education Debates (Donald F. Beisswenger)
The Questions of Distance Education (Elizabeth Patterson)
The Attraction and Retention of U.S. Hispanics to the Doctor of Ministry Program (Kenneth G. Davis and Philip E. Lampe)
Spiritual Formation in the Academy: A Unifying Model (Gordon T. Smith)
The Gifts of Urban Theological Education: A Personal and Professional Reflection (Efrain Agosto)
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Beyond Theological Tourism: Mentoring as a Grassroots Approach to Theological Education

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Thistlethwaite, Susan B. and George F. Cairns
1994
Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY
BV4070.C489B48 1994
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Mentoring Students

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Since the early days of liberation theology, Northern Hemisphere theological education has used the phrase "solidarity with the oppressed" to denote the religiously and morally appropriate response to situations of violence and oppression. Yet efforts to inculcate solidarity of heart and mind often devolve into a kind of "theological tourism" wherein professors and students visit oppressed communities without truly participating as subjects in the subjectivity of the marginalized. Beyond Theological ...
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Since the early days of liberation theology, Northern Hemisphere theological education has used the phrase "solidarity with the oppressed" to denote the religiously and morally appropriate response to situations of violence and oppression. Yet efforts to inculcate solidarity of heart and mind often devolve into a kind of "theological tourism" wherein professors and students visit oppressed communities without truly participating as subjects in the subjectivity of the marginalized. Beyond Theological Tourism shows how one group of theological teacher-mentors and students attempt to overcome the limits of visits as "tourists of the revolution" to exotic locations. Starting from the challenge of Robert Evans of the Plowshares Institute, a group of Chicago-based Christians struggled with new modes of education for prospective ministers. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Foreword

ch. 1 Beyond Theological Tourism
ch. 2 Stand by Me
ch. 3 Globalization in the Hyde Park Seminaries: A History in Process
ch. 4 Education for Ministry in an Urbanized World: The Chicago Connection
ch. 5 The Theory and Practice of Transformative Education: The Chicago Mentoring Model
ch. 6 Ministry on the Boundaries: Cooperation without Exploitation
ch. 7 Ministry with Persons in Female Prostitution
ch. 8 A Matter of Homelessness
ch. 9 Theological Reflection in the Community Based Model
ch. 10 Mentoring for Transformation
ch. 11 Individual and Social Transformation

Appendixes
Notes
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Education for Reflective Ministry

Book
van der Ven, Johannes A.
1998
Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, MI
BV4011.V46 1998
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Written by one of today’s leading theorists in the field of pastoral theology, Volume 24 in the Louvain Theological & Pastoral Monographs series critically evaluates the diverse educational models available for ministry in today’s societal and ecclesial context in the West.
Johannes van der Ven also proposes his own "reflective ministry" model designed to teach pastors to make self-reliant—yet foundationally sound—choices when working in their own unique ...
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Written by one of today’s leading theorists in the field of pastoral theology, Volume 24 in the Louvain Theological & Pastoral Monographs series critically evaluates the diverse educational models available for ministry in today’s societal and ecclesial context in the West.
Johannes van der Ven also proposes his own "reflective ministry" model designed to teach pastors to make self-reliant—yet foundationally sound—choices when working in their own unique ministry settings. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction

ch. 1 Complexity and Dynamics of Religion
ch. 2 The Need for a New Educational Perspective for Ministry
ch. 3 Reflective Ministry in Context
ch. 4 Educational Conditions for Reflective Ministry
ch. 5 General Summary and Conclusions
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The Formation of Christian Understanding: Theological Hermeneutics

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Wood, Charles M.
1993
Trinity Press, Valley Forge, PA
BS476.W65 1993
Topics: Teaching Religion   |   Theological Education

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Reissued in response to many requests, this is a book about the Bible--specifically about Christian ways of relating to, using, and understanding Christian scripture and tradition. Professor Wood demonstrates that the aim of Christian understanding is the knowledge of God and the changes in outlook on the Bible that came with the rise of biblical criticism. (From the Publisher)
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Reissued in response to many requests, this is a book about the Bible--specifically about Christian ways of relating to, using, and understanding Christian scripture and tradition. Professor Wood demonstrates that the aim of Christian understanding is the knowledge of God and the changes in outlook on the Bible that came with the rise of biblical criticism. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition

ch. 1 The Task of Theological Hermeneutics
ch. 2 The Aims of Christian Understanding
ch. 3 The Conditions of Christian Understanding
ch. 4 The Canon of Christian Understanding
ch. 5 Christian Understanding as a Critical Task

Notes
Index
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The Fragility of Knowledge: Theological Education in the Church and the University

Book
Farley, Edward
1988
Fortress Press, Minneapolis, MN
BV4020.F348 1988
Topics: Religion and Academia   |   Theological Education

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In a sequel to his 1983 work, Theologia, Farley develops a conceptual apparatus for re-thinking the structure of theological education in church, seminary, and university which is unified by a hermeneutical approach. He defines this approach as acts of interpretation which yield understanding, and argues that it requires ordered learning and critical thinking. (From the Publisher)
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In a sequel to his 1983 work, Theologia, Farley develops a conceptual apparatus for re-thinking the structure of theological education in church, seminary, and university which is unified by a hermeneutical approach. He defines this approach as acts of interpretation which yield understanding, and argues that it requires ordered learning and critical thinking. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Part 1 - Theology and University education
ch. 1 The Fragility of knowledge - hermeneutic paradigms in the enlightenment tradition
ch. 2 The Fragility of knowledge - The corruption and redemption of knowledge
ch. 3 The Fragmentation of Knowledge - Specialty fields and the university
ch. 4 The place of theology in the study of religion
Part 2 - The Study of Theology
ch. 5 Can Church education be theological education?
ch. 6 The structure of theological study - reformulating the problem
ch. 7 The structure of theological study - mapping the terrain
ch. 8 The structure of theological study - disciplines and curricula
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Theologia: The Fragmentation and Unity of Theological Education

Book
Farley, Edward
1983
Fortress Press, Minneapolis, MN
BV4020.F35 1983
Topics: Theological Education

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Farley points to a series of developments in theological education which have led to the loss of a defining theological vision. Theology used to be, and still ought to be "not just objective science, but a personal knowledge of God and the things of God." (From the Publisher)
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Farley points to a series of developments in theological education which have led to the loss of a defining theological vision. Theology used to be, and still ought to be "not just objective science, but a personal knowledge of God and the things of God." (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction

Part 1 - The displacement of Theologia
ch. 1 Theologia - the History of a Concept From 'the study of theology' to theological encyclopedia
ch. 2 Schleiermacher and the beginning of the encyclopedic movement
ch. 3 The triumph of the fourfold pattern

Part 2 - Issues and elements for a reform-oriented conversation
ch. 4 A critique of the fourfold pattern
ch. 5 The recovery of Theologia
ch. 6 Theologia in clergy education
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Christian Identity and Theological Education

Book
Hough, Joseph C. Jr. and John B. Cobb
1985
Scholars Press, Chico, CA
BV4030.H68 1985
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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This book is the result of a study conducted by the Association of Theological Schools with the support of the Lilly Endowment, which investigates the "multifaceted study of theological education." The purpose of the study is to engage in pragmatic ways to revise theological curricula in light of the present global situation. (From the Publisher)
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This book is the result of a study conducted by the Association of Theological Schools with the support of the Lilly Endowment, which investigates the "multifaceted study of theological education." The purpose of the study is to engage in pragmatic ways to revise theological curricula in light of the present global situation. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface
ch. 1 The Problematic of Theological Education
ch. 2 The Identity of the Church
ch. 3 The Practice of the Christian Community
ch. 4 Professional Church Leadership
ch. 5 The Education of Practical Theologians
Author Index
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To Understand God Truly: What's Theological About a Theological School

Book
Kelsey, David
1992
Westminster John Knox, Louisville, KY
BV4020.K45 1992
Topics: Theological Education

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Kelsey argues that the central purpose of a theological school is to understand God more truly, that Christian traditions intersect with the Greek idea of education as paideia and the much later German idea of education as wissenschaft to create the models of theological schooling operative today, and that the issues facing theological education arise because of the conflicting understandings of the world and God embodied in these ideas. He ...
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Kelsey argues that the central purpose of a theological school is to understand God more truly, that Christian traditions intersect with the Greek idea of education as paideia and the much later German idea of education as wissenschaft to create the models of theological schooling operative today, and that the issues facing theological education arise because of the conflicting understandings of the world and God embodied in these ideas. He proposes reconceptualizing ways of thinking about theological education based on the desire to understand God more truly and to do so in the concrete particularities of faith communities. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Acknowledgments

Pt. 1 Locating a Theological School
ch. 1 Orientation: Or, After the Fall
ch. 2 Crossroads Hamlets
ch. 3 Excellence as Paideia
ch. 4 Excellence as Wissenschaft and Professionalism

Pt. 2 A Proposal
ch. 5 Utopia
ch. 6 Borrowed Language
ch. 7 Congregations
ch. 8 A Theological School
ch. 9 A Theological School's Course of Study
ch. 10 Between Athens and Berlin

Epilogue
Select Bibliography of Books Cited
Index
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Education for Ministry: Reform and Renewal in Theological Education

Book
Schner, George
1993
Sheed & Ward, Kansas City, MO
BX905.S375 1993
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Questions about education for Christian ministry are currently the subject of lively debate in both Church and society. Major constructive proposals have been made from within several church traditions. Though Catholics have been a part of those ecumenical discussions, they are only beginning to contribute from their rich resources. This work is a dialogue with the questions and issues already raised in other traditions, with special attention to the contribution ...
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Questions about education for Christian ministry are currently the subject of lively debate in both Church and society. Major constructive proposals have been made from within several church traditions. Though Catholics have been a part of those ecumenical discussions, they are only beginning to contribute from their rich resources. This work is a dialogue with the questions and issues already raised in other traditions, with special attention to the contribution a Catholic perspective can offer. Education for Ministry asks questions about the whole range of ministerial activities that are coming to life in the Roman tradition in North America. It provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their preparation for a life of ministry. (From the Publisher)
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Vision and Discernment: An Orientation in Theological Study

Book
Wood, Charles M.
1985
Scholars Press, Atlanta, GA
BV4020.W66 1985
Topics: Teaching Religion   |   Theological Education

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This book offers an orientation in Christian theology, broadly conceived. Its subject is not that single discipline in the theological curriculum to which the title of 'theology' is nowadays often reserved, but rather the whole curriculum, or the whole range of disciplines which together constitute the enterprise of Christian theology, and whose study constitutes theological education. (From the Publisher)
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This book offers an orientation in Christian theology, broadly conceived. Its subject is not that single discipline in the theological curriculum to which the title of 'theology' is nowadays often reserved, but rather the whole curriculum, or the whole range of disciplines which together constitute the enterprise of Christian theology, and whose study constitutes theological education. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface
ch. 1 Toward understanding our context
ch. 2 Theology as critical inquiry
ch. 3 Three dimensions of theology
ch. 4 Vision and discernment
ch. 5 Theological inquiry and theological education
Index
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The Foundations and Practice of Adult Religious Education

Book
Elias, John L.
1993
Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, FL
Not catalogued
Topics: Theological Education   |   Religious Education   |   Adult Learners

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Dealing with the theory and practice of adult religious education, this book covers planning, design, organisation, management, and evaluation in this field, as well as the history in this subject.
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Dealing with the theory and practice of adult religious education, this book covers planning, design, organisation, management, and evaluation in this field, as well as the history in this subject.
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Teaching from the Heart: Theology and Educational Method

Book
Moore, Mary Elizabeth
1998
Trinity Press, Valley Forge, PA
BT83.6.M66 1998
Topics: Theological Education   |   Philosophy of Teaching

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The author argues for an organic or process approach to religious, moral, and theological education. She takes up five reigning educational methods (case study, gestalt, phenomenological, narrative, conscientizing), gauges their strengths, weaknesses, and theological promise, and offers practical reformulations of each method. (From the Publisher)
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The author argues for an organic or process approach to religious, moral, and theological education. She takes up five reigning educational methods (case study, gestalt, phenomenological, narrative, conscientizing), gauges their strengths, weaknesses, and theological promise, and offers practical reformulations of each method. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface

ch. 1 Passion about Methodology
ch. 2 Midwife Teaching: Case Study Method
ch. 3 Integrative Teaching: Gestalt Method
ch. 4 Incarnational Teaching: Phenomenological Method
ch. 5 Relational Teaching: Narrative Method
ch. 6 Liberative Teaching: Conscientizing Method
ch. 7 The Art of Teaching from the Heart: The Heart of the Matter

Index
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"Theological Education and Ministerial Formation: Coming to Terms with the Hidden Curriculum"

Article
Guider, Margaret E.
1994
Journal of Supervision and Training in Ministry 15 (1994): 133-143
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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In this article, I take Anderson and Scanlon's observation about clergy malaise and pastoral vulnerability as the starting point for my own reflection on supervision and formation in the context of theological education and ministerial formation. Using a number of insights derived from the recent work of Robert Kegan, In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life, I offer an alternative attribution theory for understanding clergy malaise and ...
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In this article, I take Anderson and Scanlon's observation about clergy malaise and pastoral vulnerability as the starting point for my own reflection on supervision and formation in the context of theological education and ministerial formation. Using a number of insights derived from the recent work of Robert Kegan, In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life, I offer an alternative attribution theory for understanding clergy malaise and go on to explore the implications of this theory for those of us involved in theological education and the formation of candidates for ministry. In accord with Anderson and Scanlon, I agree that clergy malaise is a symptom of a heightened sense of vulnerability. I am somewhat hesitant, however, to identify the cause of such vulnerability as an inadequate formation for ministry. Thought I readily acknowledge that an inadequate formation may exacerbate the phenomenon, I believe Kegan's analysis alerts us to a more probable cause, namely: the limited capacity of the individual minister to meet the mental demands of modern life.
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"Professing the Faith: Reflections on a Vocation"

Article
Bondi, Roberta, Beverly R. Gaventa, S. Mark Heim, Miroslav Volf, and William H.
1996
Christian Century (Feb 7-14, 1996): 128-137
Topics: Vocation of Teaching   |   Theological Education

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The task of theological education is not always clearly understood in the church -- or it is understood in different ways by various constituencies. We invite five seminary professors to reflect on their vocation, especially on its relation to the life of faith in the church and to the church's effort to be faithful to the gospel. We asked them to consider the ways in which they seek to hand ...
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The task of theological education is not always clearly understood in the church -- or it is understood in different ways by various constituencies. We invite five seminary professors to reflect on their vocation, especially on its relation to the life of faith in the church and to the church's effort to be faithful to the gospel. We asked them to consider the ways in which they seek to hand on Christian traditions and also the ways in which they seek to provide students with skills to critique aspects of those traditions.
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"Reshaping Religious and Theological Education in the 90's: Toward a Critical Pluralism"

Article
Johnson, Susanne
1993
Religious Education 88, no. 3 (1993): 335-349
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education   |   Religious Education

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"Theology and Education in Dialogue: The Search for a Metaphor"

Article
Giles, Greg
1995
Christian Education Journal 15, no. 2 (1995): 9-17
Topics: Theological Education   |   Religious Education

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"Teaching for Belief: Power and Pedagogical Practice"

Article
Foster, Charles R.
1997
Religious Education 92, no. 2 (1997): 270-284
Topics: Critical Pedagogies   |   Theological Education   |   Religious Diversity

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The politics of pedagogy when teaching for belief in culturally diverse settings inevitably draws attention to the power dynamics in the encounters of teachers and students. The quest for a pedagogy that is not oppressive or coercive provides the impetus to liberative proposal for teaching practice.
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The politics of pedagogy when teaching for belief in culturally diverse settings inevitably draws attention to the power dynamics in the encounters of teachers and students. The quest for a pedagogy that is not oppressive or coercive provides the impetus to liberative proposal for teaching practice.
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"Why Seminaries Don't Change"

Article
Farley, Edward
1997
Christian Century (Feb 5-12, 1997): 133-143
Topics: Theological Education

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Reflects on the reasons for the lack of changes in theological seminaries. Complaints on the roots of traditional curricula in precritical assumption; Effect of religion's conservative shift on the mood of theological schools; Pressures on theological schools to offer an education that is perceived to be of high quality.
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Reflects on the reasons for the lack of changes in theological seminaries. Complaints on the roots of traditional curricula in precritical assumption; Effect of religion's conservative shift on the mood of theological schools; Pressures on theological schools to offer an education that is perceived to be of high quality.
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"Emerging Issues and Theological Education"

Article
Chopp, Rebecca S.
1990
Theological Education 26, no. 2: 106-124
Topics: Theological Education

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Arguing for an understanding of theological discourse in the broad social reality of which it is a part, Chopp suggests a return to rhetoric and poetics in education -- a reinvigoration of the imagination (which she opposes to modern modes of knowing). Education must emphasize the ability to envision, to produce the aesthetic images and metaphors that fund knowledge, values, and community in the church and in the world.
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Arguing for an understanding of theological discourse in the broad social reality of which it is a part, Chopp suggests a return to rhetoric and poetics in education -- a reinvigoration of the imagination (which she opposes to modern modes of knowing). Education must emphasize the ability to envision, to produce the aesthetic images and metaphors that fund knowledge, values, and community in the church and in the world.
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"Critical Insight: Enhancing Experiential Knowledge in Theological Education"

Article
Davies, Susan E.
1993
Union Seminary Quarterly Review 47, no. 3-4 (1993): 53-70
Topics: Theological Education   |   Alternative Classrooms

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"Seminaries and the Ecology of Faith: An Interview with Daniel Aleshire"

Article
Aleshire, Daniel O.
1999
Christian Century (Feb 3-10, 1999): 110-123
Topics: Theological Education

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Interviews Daniel O. Aleshire, an executive director of the Association of Theological Schools. His views on the interests of seminaries on spiritual formation; Tasks of seminaries; Why seminaries should prioritize spiritual formation.
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Interviews Daniel O. Aleshire, an executive director of the Association of Theological Schools. His views on the interests of seminaries on spiritual formation; Tasks of seminaries; Why seminaries should prioritize spiritual formation.
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"Evaluating an Uncertain Craft: Faculty Assessment and Theological Education"

Journal Issue
Boys, Mary C.
1995
Theological Education 31, no. 2: 37-50
Topics: Theological Education   |   Assessing Teaching

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"Feet Partly of Iron and Partly of Clay: Pedagogy and the Curriculum of Theological Education"

Article
Cram, Ronald H. and Stanley P. Saunders
1992
Theological Education 28, no. 2: 21-50
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Cram and Saunders utilize biblical studies and Christian religious educational praxis to clarify the dimensions of the crisis in theological education, and argue for a practice of teaching which is communal and theological education which is formative, critical and most of all, public. They propose a new concept of theological education built on models of early Christian communities.
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Cram and Saunders utilize biblical studies and Christian religious educational praxis to clarify the dimensions of the crisis in theological education, and argue for a practice of teaching which is communal and theological education which is formative, critical and most of all, public. They propose a new concept of theological education built on models of early Christian communities.
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"Education Marked with the Sign of the Cross"

Article
Buckley, Michael J.
1990
America 163, no. 5 (1990): 100-103
Topics: Vocation of Teaching   |   Theological Education

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"High-Tech Christianity"

Article
O'Donnell, James J.
1996
Lilly Endowment and Auburn Theological Seminary (1996) http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/jod/texts/lilly.html
Topics: Theological Education   |   Using Technology

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A 1996 article commissioned by Lilly Endowment Inc. and Auburn Theological Seminary. reflecting on the significance of information technology in seminary education.
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A 1996 article commissioned by Lilly Endowment Inc. and Auburn Theological Seminary. reflecting on the significance of information technology in seminary education.
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Education Technology and Change: Queries

Article
Gilbert, Seve
1997
Second International Congress on Quaker Education, 1997
Topics: Theological Education   |   Using Technology

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Educational Technology and Distance Education: Issues and Implications for Theological Education (pdf)

Journal Issue
1999
Theological Education 36, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.36no.1
Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
Introduction, (Daniel O. Aleshire)

ISSUE FOCUS
Theme Introduction, The Editors
A Review of Literature on Distance Education, (Linda Cannell)
A Survey of Accrediting Agency Standards and Guidelines for Distance Education, (Samuel K. Roberts)
An Examination of Formational and Transformational Issues in Conducting Distance Learning, (Anne Reissner)
Using Computers in Theological Education: Rules of Thumb, (Scott Cormode)
Summaries of Two Experimental Distance Education Programs, (Jimmy Dukes and Gregory W. Bourgond)
Report of the Survey of ATS Schools on Educational Technology and Distance Education, (Katherine E. Amos)

OPEN FORUM
An Integrated Approach to Theological Education, (Patricia A. Lamoureux)
Pedagogy of the Repressed: What Keeps Seminarians from Transformational Learning?, (F. LeRon Shults)
Writing Practical Christian Wisdom: Genre and the Doctor of Ministry Dissertation, (Timothy D. Lincoln)
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Models of Assessing Institutional and Educational Effectiveness: The Pilot School Project (pdf)

Journal Issue
1998
Theological Education 35, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.35no.1
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Journal Issue. Full text is available online, here:
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Table Of Content:
Introduction (Daniel O. Aleshire)
Developing New Evaluative Structures and Procedures (Susan E. Davies, Bangor Theological Seminary)
Evaluation: Context, Lessons, and Methods (James A. Meek, Covenant Theological Seminary)
Assessment and Institutional Improvement: A Case Study (David Hogue, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary)
Under Review: Comments on the Reaccreditation Process Using the New ATS Accrediting Standards (William H. Brackney and R.E. Vosburgh, McMaster Divinity College)
Set in Motion: The Story of Transitions at Memphis Theological Seminary (Mary Lin Hudson, Memphis Theological Seminary)
Evaluation and the Educational Effectiveness Circle (Sarah Ann Sharkey, O.P., Oblate School of Theology)
Assessment and Planning in a University-Related Theological School (Dale Launderville, O.S.B., Saint John’s University School of Theology)
Mission-Focused Evaluation: A Work in Progress (Duane A. Priebe and Kathleen L. Priebe, Wartburg Theological Seminary)
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"Teaching Theology in Context"

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Johnson, Luke T., and Charlotte McDaniel
2000
Christian Century (Feb 2-9, 2000): 118-122
Topics: Teaching Religion   |   Theological Education

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Discusses information on the comprehensive program in contextual education launched by the Candler School of Theology in 1998. First two stages of a three-stage process under way; Six major aspects of concern.
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Discusses information on the comprehensive program in contextual education launched by the Candler School of Theology in 1998. First two stages of a three-stage process under way; Six major aspects of concern.
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"Teaching Theology Students Who Don't Know Aristotle from Aquinas"

Article
McMurtrie, Beth
2000
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol 46, Issue 31, April 7, 2000
Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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Reports on the challenges of United States accredited schools of Christian theology in teaching master's-level students with little or no preparation, either academically or personally. Theological ignorance of many incoming students; Poor undergraduate training; Remediation efforts done by seminaries.
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Reports on the challenges of United States accredited schools of Christian theology in teaching master's-level students with little or no preparation, either academically or personally. Theological ignorance of many incoming students; Poor undergraduate training; Remediation efforts done by seminaries.
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The Seminary Student Writes

Book
Core, Deborah
2000
Chalice Press, St. Louis, MO
BR117.C67 2000
Topics: Teaching Writing   |   Theological Education

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Deborah Core offers practical guidance for beginning seminary students who feel overwhelmed and under-prepared to write the number and quality of papers their courses require.

The book begins with reflections on writing as a sacred action, then addresses such practical matters as choosing and researching a topic; outlining, drafting, and polishing a paper; and using the proper format for footnotes and bibliography. Also included are sample papers in ...
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Deborah Core offers practical guidance for beginning seminary students who feel overwhelmed and under-prepared to write the number and quality of papers their courses require.

The book begins with reflections on writing as a sacred action, then addresses such practical matters as choosing and researching a topic; outlining, drafting, and polishing a paper; and using the proper format for footnotes and bibliography. Also included are sample papers in MLA and Chicago styles and an overview of grammar and usage. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Abbreviations
Preface

ch. 1. Why Write?
ch. 2. Beginning and Beyond
ch. 3. Reading to Write
ch. 4. Seminary Research Papers
ch. 5. A Brief Manual of Usage

Appendix 1 Using Inclusive Language
Appendix 2 Writing Essay Exams
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A Handbook on Legal Issues in Theological Field Education

Book
Fox, Susan E. and Judith Trott Guy, eds.
2000
Presbyterian Theological Field Educators, Richmond, VA
KF4868.C44H36 2000
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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When you think about legal issues and field education, how do you feel?
What thoughts come to mind when you think of culture in this context?
What stories and teachings from our faith tradition can inform the interface between legal issues and field education?
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When you think about legal issues and field education, how do you feel?
What thoughts come to mind when you think of culture in this context?
What stories and teachings from our faith tradition can inform the interface between legal issues and field education?
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Table Of Content:
(Collaborative effort of the Presbyterian Theological Field Educators (PTFE)
Preface

ch. 1 Legal issues and theological field education
ch. 2 How can students and supervisors get themselves and their theological schools in trouble in a field education placement?
ch. 3 What do field educators need to know about students?
ch. 4 What do field educators need to know about supervisors?
ch. 5 Legal issues and the administration of theological field education
ch. 6 Legal issues and the teaching of theological field education

Resources
Appendix
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"'The Long Obedience...': Biblical Reflections on the Vocation of Administrative Service"

Article
Senior, Donald
1998
The Seminary Journal 2 (Fall 1998)
Topics: Vocation of Teaching   |   Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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"The Keystone Project and the Effectiveness of Teaching and Learning in our Seminaries"

Article
Walsh, Jim
2000
Seminary Journal 6, no. 1 (2000): 8-17
Topics: Theological Education

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"Using Computers in Theological Education: Rules of Thumb"

Article
Cormode, Scott
1999
Theological Education 36, no. 1: 101-115
Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education   |   Using Technology

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There has been little systematic thought about the pedagogical issues that technology creates in theological schools. Addressed both theological institutions and individual professors, this paper addresses basic pedagogical questions. What are the most effective ways to employ technology in the classroom? Are there guidelines for distinguishing productive activities from merely flashy ones? And, what "rules of thumb" exist for enabling novices to make the best use of computer technology for ...
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There has been little systematic thought about the pedagogical issues that technology creates in theological schools. Addressed both theological institutions and individual professors, this paper addresses basic pedagogical questions. What are the most effective ways to employ technology in the classroom? Are there guidelines for distinguishing productive activities from merely flashy ones? And, what "rules of thumb" exist for enabling novices to make the best use of computer technology for theological learning?
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"Getting Technical: Information Technology in Seminaries"

Article
Williams, Raymond B.
2001
Christian Century (Feb 7-14, 2001): 14-15
Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education   |   Using Technology

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Discusses information technology in theological schools. Challenges in the implementation of technology; Sample of theological resources; Factors that drive the creation of virtual seminaries.
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Discusses information technology in theological schools. Challenges in the implementation of technology; Sample of theological resources; Factors that drive the creation of virtual seminaries.
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"Theological Education and Scholarship as Struggle: The Life of Racial/Ethnic Minorities in the Profession"

Article
Segovia, Fernando F.
1994
Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology 2, no. 2 (1994): 2-25
Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diversity and Justice   |   Diversifying the Faculty

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"Mentoring of Hispanic Persons in Theological Education: Reflections on Distinctives"

Article
Pazmiño, Robert W.
2001
Paper presented at Through Hispanic Eyes - A Conference for Non-Hispanic Faculty, 2001
Topics: Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty   |   Mentoring Faculty

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"Pedagogical Expectations of Hispanic Americans: Insights for Leadership Training"

Article
Wilson, Norman G.
1997
Christian Education Journal 1NS, no. 1 (1997): 65-81
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty

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A review of the literature on learning and teaching styles, with a primary focus on what constitutes valid learning experiences (pedagogical expectations) among Hispanic-American populations. Implications and recommendations are suggested for the creation of Hispanic-American learning experiences and leadership training.
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A review of the literature on learning and teaching styles, with a primary focus on what constitutes valid learning experiences (pedagogical expectations) among Hispanic-American populations. Implications and recommendations are suggested for the creation of Hispanic-American learning experiences and leadership training.
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Basics of Teaching for Christians: Preparation, Instruction, Evaluation

Book
Pazmiño, Robert W.
1998
Baker Books, Grand Rapids, MI
LB1027.2.P39 1998
Topics: Theological Education   |   General Overviews

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Helps educators regain focus in their teaching by offering a concise guide to their craft's essential elements: preparation, instruction, and evaluation. (From the Publisher)
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Helps educators regain focus in their teaching by offering a concise guide to their craft's essential elements: preparation, instruction, and evaluation. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction

ch. 1 Preparation
ch. 2 Instruction
ch. 3 Evaluation

Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
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The Close: A Young Woman's First Year at Seminary

Book
Breyer, Chloe
2000
Basic Books, New York, NY
BV4070.G48B74 2000
Topics: Vocation of Teaching   |   Theological Education   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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An intimate and inspiring chronicle of a young woman entering a vocation that for centuries has been the exclusive dominion of menSet in the context of the Church Year, The Close is an enthralling account of one young woman's spiritual journey. It is both a personal meditation on faith, in the spirit of Kathleen Norris's Cloister Walk, and a fascinating behind-the-scenes story of a graduate student's first year, in the ...
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An intimate and inspiring chronicle of a young woman entering a vocation that for centuries has been the exclusive dominion of menSet in the context of the Church Year, The Close is an enthralling account of one young woman's spiritual journey. It is both a personal meditation on faith, in the spirit of Kathleen Norris's Cloister Walk, and a fascinating behind-the-scenes story of a graduate student's first year, in the mode of Scott Turow's One L. Raised in a liberal, interfaith home, Breyer, responding to an inner call to a spiritual vocation, began her training at New York's General Theological Seminary in 1997. She describes her intense immersion in daily prayer, the rigors and rewards of the academic program, and the challenging tension between secular and spiritual that marks her training, including working as a chaplain at Bellevue Hospital. She probes the day-to-day meanings of such profound issues as exaltation, enlightenment, and redemption, illuminating the unique experience of a young person of faith preparing to live and hoping to thrive in a secular modern world. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction: Coming into the Kingdom

ch. 1 Advent
ch. 2 Christmas
ch. 3 Epiphany
ch. 4 Lent
ch. 5 Easter
ch. 6 Pentecost

Acknowledgments
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The Scope of Our Art: The Vocation of the Theological Teacher

Book
Jones, L. Gregory and Stephanie Paulsell, eds.
2002
Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, MI
BV1533.S36 2002
Topics: Vocation of Teaching   |   Theological Education

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In The Scope of Our Art a diverse group of theological teachers explores the spiritual dimensions of their vocation as religious educators. Drawing on a rich array of resources, including Scripture, The Rule of St. Benedict, medieval women mystics, the Methodist theologian Georgia Harkness, and Simone Weil, as well as their own teaching experiences, the contributors discuss the vital relationships between academic and spiritual formation, religious commitments and teaching practices, ...
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In The Scope of Our Art a diverse group of theological teachers explores the spiritual dimensions of their vocation as religious educators. Drawing on a rich array of resources, including Scripture, The Rule of St. Benedict, medieval women mystics, the Methodist theologian Georgia Harkness, and Simone Weil, as well as their own teaching experiences, the contributors discuss the vital relationships between academic and spiritual formation, religious commitments and teaching practices, and individual and institutional vocation. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction
Formative Practices of the Theological Teacher's Vocation (W. Clark Gilpin)
Writing as a Spiritual Discipline (Stephanie Paulsell)
Reading as a Spiritual Discipline (Paul J. Griffiths)
Contemplation in the Midst of Chaos: Contesting the Maceration of the Theological Teacher (Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore)
My Vocational Kinship with the United States' First Female Theologian (Rosemary Skinner Keller)
Theological Teachers in Their Classrooms Teaching as Conversation (Susan M. Simonaitis)
Teaching as a Ministry of Hope (Paul J. Wadell)
Teaching as Cultivating Wisdom for a Complex World (Lois Malcolm)
Teaching and Learning as Ceaseless Prayer (Michael Battle)
Theological Teachers in Their Schools: "Yea, the Work of Our Hands, Establish Thou It": On Stability in the Academic Life (Claire Mathews McGinnis)
Vocation in the Outback (Frederick W. Norris)
Negotiating the Tensions of Vocation (L. Gregory Jones)
The Formation of Vocation - Institutional and Individual (Leanne van Dyke)
Attending to the Collective Vocation (Gordon T. Smith)
Contributors
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"Theological Distance Education: A Librarian's Perspective"

Article
Harmeyer, Dave
2001
Journal of Religious and Theological Information 3, no. 3/4 (2001): 69-86
Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education

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"Seminaries on the Information Highway"

Article
2001
Christian Century (Feb 7-14, 2001)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Changes in Higher Education

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True and False: Reports from a Study of Theological School Faculty

Journal Issue
Wheeler, Barbara G.
2000
Auburn Studies, No. 4 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 1996)
BV4070.A8 A1 1996 no. 4
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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This first report of The Auburn Center's study of theological school faculty addresses four key issues which are central for understanding the current state of theological faculty: retirement and replacements, morale, women on theological faculties, and scholarship and church service. Bulletin No. 4 (January, 1996) of the Auburn Center's occasional research bulletin. Auburn Studies. (From the Publisher)
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This first report of The Auburn Center's study of theological school faculty addresses four key issues which are central for understanding the current state of theological faculty: retirement and replacements, morale, women on theological faculties, and scholarship and church service. Bulletin No. 4 (January, 1996) of the Auburn Center's occasional research bulletin. Auburn Studies. (From the Publisher)
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Is There A Problem? Theological Students and Religious Leadership for the Future

Journal Issue
Wheeler, Barbara G.
2001
Auburn Studies, No. 8 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 2001)
BV4070.A8 A1 2001 no. 8
Topics: Theological Education

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Hard to Find: Searching For Practical Faculty in the 1990's (pdf)

Journal Issue
2001
Auburn Studies Background Report No. 8, (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 2002)
BV4030.H37 2001
Topics: Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty

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Context as Text: Field Education's Contribution to Theological Education (pdf)

Journal Issue
2001
Theological Education 37, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.37no.2
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Table Of Content:
Teaching from a Community Context: The Role of the Field Educator in Theological Education (Robert T. O’Gorman, Kathleen Talvacchia, and W. Michael Smith)
Publications by Members of the Association for Theological Field Education: Survey Results (Charlotte McDaniel)

Open Forum
From “Talking Shop” to “Setting an Agenda”: Leadership Education Toward 2005 (Jack L. Seymour, Edward L. Wheeler, and William R. Myers)
A Womanist Perspective on Spirituality in Leadership (Emilie M. Townes)
Issues and Challenges in Theological Education: Three Reflections (Joseph C. Hough, Jr., Richard J. Mouw, and Robert M. Franklin)
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Public Character in Action: Patterns and Possibilities (pdf)

Journal Issue
2001
Theological Education 38, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47V.38no.1
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Civic Engagement

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Table Of Content:
Theme Introduction (Robin W. Lovin and Richard J. Mouw)
Spirituality and Public Character: A Qualitative Cross-Sectional Study of Master of Divinity Students in Toronto (Jeffrey P. Greenman and Yau Man Siew)
Educating for Public Ministry: Models and Strategies for Mainline Seminaries (Elizabeth Nordbeck and Douglas Ottati)
From the Margins to the Center: Exploring the Seminary’s Leadership Role in Developing the Public Presence of Pentecostalism (Cheryl Bridges Johns)
A Public Voice: Preaching on Justice Issues (Ray John Marek, OMI, and Daniel E. Harris, CM)
Making Connections: Faith in the Public Square (Daniel McLellan, OFM)
Connecting Faith and Vocational Discipleship at Covenant Theological Seminary (Donald C. Guthrie and James A. Meek)
Responsibility, Repentance, and Right Relations (Phyllis D. Airhart and Roger C. Hutchinson)
Geographies of Memory: Theological Reflections on Racial Reconciliation in South Africa and the United States (L. Gregory Jones and Willie James Jennings)

OPEN FORUM
The Seminary Chapel Building as Spiritual Formation (James F. White)
Technology and Educational Practices (Louis Charles Willard)
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The Public Character of Theological Education (pdf)

Journal Issue
2000
Theological Education 37, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.37no.1
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Civic Engagement

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Table Of Content:
Theme Introduction (Robin W. Lovin and Richard J. Mouw)
The Public Character of Theological Education: An Evangelical Perspective (David Jones, Jeffrey Greenman, Christine Pohl)
The Public Character of Theological Education: A Perspective from Roman Catholic Schools of Theology and Seminaries (Jeremiah J. McCarthy, William Morell, O.M.I., William McGrattan, Daniel McLellan, O.F.M., Kevin O’Neil, C.Ss.R.)
The Public Character of Mainline Theological Education (Elizabeth C. Nordbeck, Douglas F. Ottati)
The Public Character of the University-Related Divinity School (Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Robin W. Lovin, Richard J. Wood)

Open Forum
A Contextual Theology of Leadership (Diane Kennedy, O.P.)
A Womanist Perspective on Spirituality in Leadership (Emilie M. Townes)
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Study of Theological Education: 1989-1995 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (pdf)

Journal Issue
2000
Theological Education 36, supp. (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T48v.36suppl.
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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Study of Theological Education: 1989–1995
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Phyllis Anderson
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Former ATS Presidents Reflect on the Future of Theological Education in the New Millennium (pdf)

Journal Issue
2000
Theological Education 36, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.36no.2
Topics: Theological Education   |   Changes in Higher Education

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Table Of Content:
Introduction (Daniel O. Aleshire)
Some Reflections on Institutional and Cultural Issues Facing Theological Education (Vincent Cushing, OFM)
Theological Education Beyond 2000: A Canadian Perspective (C. Douglas Jay)
Reflections on My Twenty-Five Years in Theological Education (Barbara Brown Zikmund)
Theological Education at the Edge of a New Century (Russell H. Dilday)
Looking Forward, Looking Backward: A View of Theological Education at the Beginning of a New Millennium (James L. Waits)
Theological Education in the Twenty-First Century (Luder G. Whitlock, Jr.)

Open Forum
Our Words Are Beginning to Make It So: ATS Schools on Cross-Cultural Relationships and Globalization (Judith A. Berling)
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"Making Connections: A Guide for Conducting Perception Studies" (pdf)

Journal Issue
Miller, Sharon L., Wheeler, Barbara G., and Lynn, Elizabeth
2002
Auburn Resources, Workbook to accompany Auburn Studies, no. 6 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 2002)
BV4070.A8 A1 2002 no. 6 Guide
Topics: Theological Education

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Companion piece to "Missing Connections." This guide provides step-by-step assistance for theological schools that want to conduct perceptions studies in their cities or region. A perception study is an organized way of finding out how others look at an institution.
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Companion piece to "Missing Connections." This guide provides step-by-step assistance for theological schools that want to conduct perceptions studies in their cities or region. A perception study is an organized way of finding out how others look at an institution.
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Teaching Adults

Journal Issue
The Journal of the Religious Education Association and the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education
1998
Religious Education 93, no. 4 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 1998)
BV1460.R3v.93no.4
Topics: Theological Education   |   Adult Learners

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Table Of Content:
ch. 1 Group Bible Study And Faith Maturity In Older Adults (Dennis D. Maxwell)
ch. 2 Educating Adults For Empathy: Implications Of Cognitive Role-Taking And Identity Formation (H. Edward Everding and Lucinda A. Huffaker)
ch. 3 Intergenerational Education For An Intergenerational Church? (Allan G. Harkness)
ch. 4 Making The Monday Connection: Teaching Business Ethics In The Congregation (Harry J. Van Buren III)
ch. 5 A Model For Effective Adult And Adolescent Education In A Relational Mode (Wayne E. Faust)
ch. 6 Evaluation In Adult Religious Education (Nancy L. DeMott and Jerome W. Blank)
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The Promise and Challenge of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Theological Education (pdf)

Journal Issue
2002
Theological Education 38, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47v.38no.2
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty

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Table Of Content:
ATS Work on Race and Ethnicity (Daniel Aleshire and Marsha Foster Boyd)
Diversity and Accreditation: A Measure of Quality (Michael Gilligan)
Diversity in Theological Education (Charles R. Foster)
Student Diversity and Theological Education (Barbara Mei Leung Lai, Ruth Vuong, and Francis Lonsway)
Reflections on Institutional Issues Related to Race and Ethnicity in ATS Schools (Julia M. Speller and Jack L. Seymour)
The Theological Education of U.S. Hispanics, Edwin I. Hernández (Kenneth G. Davis, and Catherine Wilson)
Theologies in Dialogue—Building Bridges (Anthony Pinn and Benjamin Valentin)

OPEN FORUM
Cultivating A Culture of the Call: A Model for Lay Theological Education (Susan Willhauck)
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"Project: Theological Education"

Article
The Christian Century
2003
Christian Century (Feb 22, 2003)
Topics: Theological Education

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"Diversity in Theological Education" (pdf)

Article
Foster, Charles, Julia M Speller and Jack Seymour
2002
Theological Education 38, no. 2: 15-37, 56-70
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty

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Diversity—gender, class, racial, ethnic, theological, sexual orientation as well as personality, learning style, ability, and experience— exists as threat and promise, problem and possibility in theological education. The negotiations of administrators, faculty, students, and school constituencies that make up the dynamics of difference in theological education are particularly intense, and occasionally volatile, in decisions about who should teach, what should be taught, and how we should teach. Reflecting on ...
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Diversity—gender, class, racial, ethnic, theological, sexual orientation as well as personality, learning style, ability, and experience— exists as threat and promise, problem and possibility in theological education. The negotiations of administrators, faculty, students, and school constituencies that make up the dynamics of difference in theological education are particularly intense, and occasionally volatile, in decisions about who should teach, what should be taught, and how we should teach. Reflecting on my conscientization to these dynamics during my own career as theological educator and administrator, I argue that the interdependence of theological school pedagogies of formation and empowerment for ministry must be revisioned. This means, at least, expanding our assumptions about education and teaching by exploring pedagogical possibilities emerging from the embrace of differences among us and by viewing the community of teaching and learning as an ecology of language processes, cultural patterns, and world views. The essay concludes with three suggestions for altering pedagogical practices in the diverse theological education setting: the diversification of assessment patterns; the clear and expansive articulation of guidelines, criteria, and standards for learning; and the establishment of rules of discourse to ensure the participation of all.
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Tending Talents: Reports From a Study of Theological School Faculty

Journal Issue
Wheeler, Barbara. and Mark N. Wilhelm
1997
Auburn Studies, No. 5 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 1997)
BV4070.A8 A1 1997 no. 5
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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The Character and Assessment of Learning for Religious Vocation (pdf)

Journal Issue
2003
Theological Education 39, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47 v.39 no.1 2003
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Table Of Content:
The Character and Assessment of Learning for Religious Vocation: M.Div. Education and Numbering the Levites (Daniel O. Aleshire)
Learning Goals and the Assessment of Learning in Theological Schools: A Preliminary Survey (Gordon T. Smith and Charles M. Wood)
Knowing and Caring (Charles M. Wood)
Getting to the Question: Assessment and the Professional Character of Ministry (Victor J. Klimoski)
What is the Literature Saying about Learning and Assessment in Higher Education? (Carolyn M. Jurkowitz)
Exploring the Process of Learning and Assessment: Report on the ATS Workshop on Assessing Theological Learning (Eleanor A. Daniel)
Assessing Assessment: An Accreditation Visitor’s View of ATS Outcome-Oriented Standards (Loyde H. Hartley)

OPEN FORUM
Worship and Learning, E. Byron Anderson
Infusing the Graduate Theological Curriculum with Education about Disability (Robert C. Anderson)
Judicatory-Based Theological Education (Lance R. Barker and B. Edmon Martin)
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The Ideal Seminary: Pursuing Excellence in Theological Education

Book
Calian, Carnegie Samuel
2002
Westminster John Knox, Louisville, KY
BV4020.C35 2002
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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The president of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary addresses everyone who has a stake in theological schools and education: educators, administrators, students, and donors. He discusses institutional challenges, program challenges, and student concerns. Each chapter ends with an issue for discussion. (From the Publisher)
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The president of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary addresses everyone who has a stake in theological schools and education: educators, administrators, students, and donors. He discusses institutional challenges, program challenges, and student concerns. Each chapter ends with an issue for discussion. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface
Introduction: Why Seminary Education?

Part I. Institutional Challenges
Seminary Education and Leadership
The Search for Excellence among Theological Schools
Academic Freedom and Seminary Education
) Who Owns the Seminary?

Part II. Program Challenges
Tomorrow's Seminary Curriculum
Making the World Your Classroom
The Globalization and Multiculturalization of Theological Education
Expanding the Horizons of Seminary Education

Part III. Student Concerns
Who Is Qualified to Minister?
Going through Seminary without Losing Your Faith
The Place of Prayer in Seminary Education
Toward the Ideal Seminary

Afterword: Developing a Strategy for Financial Stability
(7) Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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A Many Colored Kingdom: Multicultural Dynamics for Spiritual Formation

Book
Conde-Frazier, Elizabeth, S. Steve Kang , Gary A. Parrett
2004
Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI
BV1471.3.C66 2004
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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A Many Colored Kingdom explores Christian formation and teaching in the church, with a particular focus on intercultural and interethnic relationships.

Well qualified to speak on issues of diversity, the authors describe relevant aspects of their own personal journeys, presented in compelling narrative form. They go on to identify key issues emerging from their Scripture studies and teaching experiences. A final chapter contains a conversation among the authors ...
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A Many Colored Kingdom explores Christian formation and teaching in the church, with a particular focus on intercultural and interethnic relationships.

Well qualified to speak on issues of diversity, the authors describe relevant aspects of their own personal journeys, presented in compelling narrative form. They go on to identify key issues emerging from their Scripture studies and teaching experiences. A final chapter contains a conversation among the authors as they respond to one another's insights and concerns.

This book will be required reading for those engaged in as well as those preparing for a life of teaching and ministry in our increasingly multicultural world. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction : An exploration and an experiment / Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, S. Steve Kang, and Gary A. Parrett

ch. 1 Three stories / Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, S. Steve Kang, and Gary A. Parrett
ch. 2 Lord of the nations / Gary A. Parrett and S. Steve Kang
ch. 3 The wondrous cross and the broken wall / Gary A. Parrett
ch. 4 Salient theoretical frameworks for forming kingdom citizens / S. Steve Kang
Prejudice and conversion / Elizabeth Conde-Frazier
ch. 5 Becoming a culturally sensitive minister / Gary A. Parrett
ch. 6 The formation process in a learning community / S. Steve Kang
ch. 7 From hospitality to Shalom / Elizabeth Conde-Frazier

Conclusion : Living the biblical vision / Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, S. Steve Kang, and Gary A. Parrett
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"Teaching and Learning Issues on Instructional Technology and Theological Education" (pdf)

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Cormode, Scott
1999
Theological Education 36, no. 1, (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh): 101-115
Topics: Course Design   |   Theological Education

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"The Catholic Internet: Seminary Technologies Impacting the Teaching and Learning Environment of the Church"

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Mahfood, Sebastian, Vic Klimoski, Beverly Lane, and Daniel Harris
Seminary Journal 9, no. 4 (Winter 2003): 10-20
Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education

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Graduate Theological Education and the Human Experience of Disability

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Anderson, Robert C., ed.
2003
Haworth Press, Binghampton, NY
BV4020.G73 2003
Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diverse Students   |   Religious Diversity

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Graduate Theological Education and the Human Experience of Disability examines graduate schools of theology and their limited familiarity with the study of disability -- and the presence of people with disabilities in particular -- on their campuses. Dubbed a "missing note" by one theologian, this text offers critical research and illuminates new pathways for theologia and practice in the community of faith. Reviews of previous literature, theology, and practices illuminate ...
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Graduate Theological Education and the Human Experience of Disability examines graduate schools of theology and their limited familiarity with the study of disability -- and the presence of people with disabilities in particular -- on their campuses. Dubbed a "missing note" by one theologian, this text offers critical research and illuminates new pathways for theologia and practice in the community of faith. Reviews of previous literature, theology, and practices illuminate how people with disabilities have historically been marginalized by the religious community. Theologians, people with disabilities and researchers offer suggestions for incorporating disability studies into theological education and religious life. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction: A Look Down the Road (Robert C. Anderson)
Access to Professional Education (Harold H. Wilke)
Integrating Welcome into the Seminary Curriculum (Bruce C. Birch)
In Search of the Disabled Human Body in Theological Education: Critical Perspectives on the Construction of Normalcy - An Overview (Robert C. Anderson)
Toward a Theology That Includes the Human Experience of Disability (Deborah Creamer)
Christian Theology and Human Disability: A Literature Review (W. Daniel Blair)
Healing and Hospitality in Jesus' Ministry (Bruce G. Epperly)
Inclusiveness as Hospitality in Worship Settings (Laurence Hull Stookey)
Each Made in God's Image, Each a Unit of God's Grace (Lu Leone with Ginny Thornburgh)
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"Beyond the Faith-Knowledge Dichotomy: Teaching as Vocation"

Article
Newman, Elizabeth
2002
in Professing in the Postmodern Academy : Faculty and the Future of Church-related Colleges (Waco, TX : Baylor University Press, 2002), 131-148
Topics: Vocation of Teaching   |   Religion and Academia   |   Theological Education

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Being There: Culture and Formation in Two Theological Schools

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Carroll, Jackson W., Barbara G. Wheeler, Daniel O. Aleshire, and Penny Long Marler
1997
Oxford University Press, New York, NY
BV4030.B45 1997
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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This book offers a close-up look at theological education in the United States today. The authors' goal is to understand the ways in which institutional culture affects the outcome of the educational process. To that end they undertake ethnographic studies of two seminaries - one evangelical and one mainline Protestant. These studies, written in a lively journalistic style, make up the first part of the book and offer fascinating portraits ...
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This book offers a close-up look at theological education in the United States today. The authors' goal is to understand the ways in which institutional culture affects the outcome of the educational process. To that end they undertake ethnographic studies of two seminaries - one evangelical and one mainline Protestant. These studies, written in a lively journalistic style, make up the first part of the book and offer fascinating portraits of two very different intellectual, religious, and social worlds. The authors then go on to examine these disparate environments and suggest how, in each case, school culture acts as an agent of educational change. This unique and practical study should be of great interest to both students and scholars of American religion, to theological educators, and to educators generally. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction

Pt. I Two Theological Schools
Evangelical Theological Seminary
ch. 1 The Message
ch. 2 Variations
ch. 3 Evangelical Culture
ch. 4 Contests
ch. 5 Students
ch. 6 Covenant House
Mainline Theological Seminary
ch. 7 Year One: Encounters
ch. 8 Year Two: Working Things Out
ch. 9 Year Three: Resolutions

Pt. II Culture and Educational Formation
ch. 10 Elements of Educational Culture
ch. 11 The Process of Education and Formation
ch. 12 Culture and Formation: Theoretical Perspectives
ch. 13 Culture and Educational Practice: A Concluding Unscientific Postscript

Notes
References
Index
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Perspectivas: Occasional Papers Winter 1999

Journal Issue
Perspectivas
1999
Hispanic Theological Initiative, Atlanta, GA
BR563.H57P47 1999
Topics: Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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Forward
Race Matters in More than Black and White (Harold J. Recinos)
U.S. Hispanics/Latinos and the Field of Graduate Theological Education (Manuel Jesus Mejido)
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Reconstructing the Sacred Tower: Challenge and Promise of Latino/a Theological Education

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Davis, Kenneth, OFM and Edwin I. Hernandez
2003
University of Scranton Press, Scranton, PA
BV4030.D38 2003
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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The Hispanic community in the United States is growing by leaps and bounds. The most important institution in Hispanic barrios is the church. Government programs come and go, but the churches remain. So what could be more important than good Hispanic theological leadership? This book is unblinking about the problems involved. Lacking are financial and intellectual resources in otherwise excellent seminaries and other educational institutions. At the same time the ...
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The Hispanic community in the United States is growing by leaps and bounds. The most important institution in Hispanic barrios is the church. Government programs come and go, but the churches remain. So what could be more important than good Hispanic theological leadership? This book is unblinking about the problems involved. Lacking are financial and intellectual resources in otherwise excellent seminaries and other educational institutions. At the same time the book offers a vision of hope. It uses solid data to describe the willingness of many young people to get involved in religious leadership. It shows their eagerness to learn and to serve. The book concludes with a number of well examined and down to earth recommendations. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Acknowledgments
Foreword
ch. 1 The Context: Hispanic Communities Confronting Change
ch. 2 The Leaders: Hispanic Religious Leaders and Future Leaders
ch. 3 Educational Realities and Promises: Hispanic Perspectives and Experience in Advanced Theological Education
ch. 4 The Future: Moving From Implications to Actions
ch. 5 A New Kind of Leadership for a Diverse Theological Community
Conclusion: Reconstructing the Sacred Tower
Bibliography
Index
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Practical Wisdom on Theological Teaching and Learning

Book
Warford, Malcolm L., ed.
2004
Peter Lang, New York, NY
BV4022.P73 2004
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Changes in Higher Education

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Contemporary theological education is facing profound changes. Fundamental shifts in both church and society have established a volatile context for theological teaching and learning. Seminaries are struggling with the growing diversity of their students, faculties, and institutional commitments. This book addresses these issues both contextually and historically, engages the nature of theological teaching and learning, and offers educational practices that strengthen the vocation of teaching and enhance the school as ...
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Contemporary theological education is facing profound changes. Fundamental shifts in both church and society have established a volatile context for theological teaching and learning. Seminaries are struggling with the growing diversity of their students, faculties, and institutional commitments. This book addresses these issues both contextually and historically, engages the nature of theological teaching and learning, and offers educational practices that strengthen the vocation of teaching and enhance the school as a place of conversation. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction (Malcolm L. Warford)

ch. 1 The vocation of teaching : beyond the conspiracy of mediocrity (Raymond Brady Williams)
ch. 2 Evolving dynamics of formation (Victor Klimoski)
ch. 3 Faculty life and seminary culture : it's about time and money (Gretchen E. Ziegenhals)
ch. 4 From cordiality to candor : an ethnographic study of a faculty forming its life together (Stephen Ellingson)
ch. 5 The seminary dispersed : theological teaching in a changing world (Jane Shaw)
ch. 6 Historical influences on seminary culture (Glenn T. Miller
ch. 7 Do not be conformed to this age : biblical understandings of ministerial leadership (Jerry L. Sumney)
ch. 8 What is the ministry toward which we teach?(Samuel Escobar)
ch. 9 Formative learning in the classroom (Mary-Ann Winkelmes)
ch. 10 Engaging issues in course development (Garth M. Rosell)
ch. 11 Online education : an asset in a period of educational change (Richard W. Nysse)
ch. 12 Rehabilitating prejudice : framing issues of diversity in theological education (Diamond Cephus)
ch. 13 Faculties that listen, schools that learn : assessment in theological education (Gordon T. Smith)
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To Teach, To Delight, and To Move: Theological Education in a Post-Christian World

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Cunningham, David S., ed.
2004
Cascade Books, Eugene, OR
BV4030.T6 2004
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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From the Publisher This book initiates a new conversation about how theological education might be re-envisioned for the twenty-first century church. The prevailing curricular structure in today’s seminaries and divinity schools was fashioned in a very different era – one that assumed the continued cultural dominance of Christianity and the continued academic dominance of the canons of Enlightenment reason. Neither assumption is viable in today’s post-Christian world; hence, our ...
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From the Publisher This book initiates a new conversation about how theological education might be re-envisioned for the twenty-first century church. The prevailing curricular structure in today’s seminaries and divinity schools was fashioned in a very different era – one that assumed the continued cultural dominance of Christianity and the continued academic dominance of the canons of Enlightenment reason. Neither assumption is viable in today’s post-Christian world; hence, our new circumstances demand a new vision for theological education.
The authors of this volume offer an important resource for this project through their creative appropriation of the classical rhetoric tradition, particularly as it has been rehabilitated in the contemporary context. Like St. Augustine, they believe that the chief goals of Christian theology are similar to those of classical rhetoric: “to teach, to delight, and to move.” And the authors are united their conviction that these must also be the goals of theological education in a post-Christian era.
This volume arises out of a passionate commitment to the cause of theological education. The authors hail from a wide range of denominational traditions and have taught in numerous seminaries and divinity schools. They have also studied the classical and postmodern rhetorical traditions in both theory and practice. They met as a group on numerous occasions to read one another’s contributions to the volume and to offer guidance for the process of rewriting. As a result, this book is much more than a mere collection of essays; it is a jointly-authored work, and one which presents an integrated vision for the future of theological education.

Table Of Content:
Foreword (L. Gregory Jones)
Introduction: Re-Visioning Theological Education

Part One - Theological Education as Faithful Persuasion
ch. 1 The Classical Rhetorical Tradition and theological education (David S. Cunningham, Don H. Compier, and James L. Boyce)
ch. 2 Beyond the classical paradigm: Contemporary analysis and theological education (Janet L. Weathers)
ch. 3 Rhetoric, Postmodernism, and theological education: What has Vincennes to do with Athens or Jerusalem? (A. K. M. Adam)

Part Two - The Tasks of Theological Education
ch. 4 Theology as communication: Revelation, faith and the church as ongoing dialogues (Bradford E. Hinze)
ch. 5 Theology as confession: Redeeming a theological trope for pedagogy (Stephen H. Webb)
ch. 6 Theology as discernment: Truth, power and authority (Wess Avram)
ch. 7 Theology as testimony: Rhetoric, public theology, and education for ministry (Don H. Compier)

Part Three - Re-Visioning the Theological Encyclopedia
ch. 8 Rhetoric and practical theology - Toward a new paradigm (Richard R. Osmer)
ch. 9 Rhetoric and the word of God - Treasure in earthen vessels (James L. Boyce)
ch. 10 Rhetoric and historical theology - Gregory the Theologian (Frederick W. Norris)
ch. 11 Rhetoric and Christian doctrine - Trinity and teaching (David S. Cunningham)
ch. 12 Rhetoric and Proclamation - A relational paradigm (Susan Karen Hedahl)

Conclusion: Theory in Practice
ch. 13 A Rhetorical approach to theological education - Assessing an attempt at re-visioning a curriculum (Donald Juel, and Patrick Keifert)

Bibliography: Rhetorical Resources for Theological Education
List of Contributors
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
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Engaging Technology in Theological Education: All That We Can't Leave Behind

Book
Hess, Mary E.
2005
Rowman & Littlefield, Publishers, Lanham, MD
BV4020.H47 2005
Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education   |   Constructivist & Active Learning Theory

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We live in a media culture, surrounded by ever-evolving digital technologies. Engaging Technology in Theological Education is a breakthrough book that invites religious educators to both engage and adapt their pedagogy to incorporate new media and technology.

Drawing from her expertise as a seminary professor and consultant to religious institutions on the use of technology in teaching, Mary E. Hess invites professors, pastors, seminarians, and anyone interested in ...
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We live in a media culture, surrounded by ever-evolving digital technologies. Engaging Technology in Theological Education is a breakthrough book that invites religious educators to both engage and adapt their pedagogy to incorporate new media and technology.

Drawing from her expertise as a seminary professor and consultant to religious institutions on the use of technology in teaching, Mary E. Hess invites professors, pastors, seminarians, and anyone interested in religious education to critically reflect on ways of engaging technology to enhance learning and to serve as critical interpreters within communities of faith. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
ch. 1 Rich treasures in jars of clay : theological education in changing times
ch. 2 Searching for the blue fairy : questioning technology and pedagogy in theological education
ch. 3 Understanding by design : creating learning experiences that meet the challenges of the twenty-first century
ch. 4 You've got mail : teaching and learning in online formats
ch. 5 All that we can't leave behind : learning from the past in engaging new media
ch. 6 Embodied pedagogies : engaging racism in theological education and digital cultures
ch. 7 Freeing culture : copyright and teaching in digital media
ch. 8 Seeing, hearing, creating : exercises that are "low tech" but that engage media cultures
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"Seek and Find? Revenues in Theological Education" (pdf)

Journal Issue
Ruger, Anthony
2005
Auburn Studies, No. 11 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 2005)
BV4070.A8 A1 2005 no. 11
Topics: Theological Education

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The Gathering Storm: The Educational Debt of Theological Students

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Ruger, Anthony, Sharon L. Miller, and Kim Maphis Early
2005
Auburn Studies No. 12 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY)
BV4070.A8 A1 2005 no. 12
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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This issue on the educational debt of theological students revisits a topic first studied ten years ago by the Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education. The 1995 report found that debt was indeed becoming a problem for a significant, although small, proportion of students. A majority of students now carry educational debt, and they are borrowing larger amounts than in the past. As a result, many theological school graduates ...
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This issue on the educational debt of theological students revisits a topic first studied ten years ago by the Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education. The 1995 report found that debt was indeed becoming a problem for a significant, although small, proportion of students. A majority of students now carry educational debt, and they are borrowing larger amounts than in the past. As a result, many theological school graduates report that their level of debt is affecting their career choices, holding them back from purchasing homes, preventing them from saving for their children’s education, limiting their retirement savings, causing them to delay health care needs, and creating stress in their personal and professional lives. Some students, schools, denominations and congregations have, in response to the signs of impending trouble, found ways to keep debt under control. All resources of the church—educational, institutional, theological, financial—need to be brought to bear to avoid the gathering storm of debt that threatens the next generation of clergy and lay church professionals. (From the Publisher)
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Educating Clergy: Teaching Practices and Pastoral Imagination

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Foster, Charles R., Lisa E. Dahill, Lawrence A. Golemon, and Barbara Wang Tolentino
2006
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA
BV4020.E38 2006
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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This book emerges from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teachings study of the most pressing concerns involved in preparation of clergy across all faiths and denominations. Working with accrediting bodies and professional associations as well as the educational institutions themselves, the findings reported in this book can be used to improve the quality of education for future ministers, priests and rabbis. (From the Publisher)
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This book emerges from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teachings study of the most pressing concerns involved in preparation of clergy across all faiths and denominations. Working with accrediting bodies and professional associations as well as the educational institutions themselves, the findings reported in this book can be used to improve the quality of education for future ministers, priests and rabbis. (From the Publisher)

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Foreword
Introduction

ch. 1 Educating clergy : a distinctive challenge
ch. 2 Common profession, diverse practices
ch. 3 Pedagogies of interpretation
ch. 4 Pedagogies of formation
ch. 5 Pedagogies of contextualization
ch. 6 Pedagogies of performance
ch. 7 Traditions of seminary education and the pastoral imagination
ch. 8 Continuity and change in the traditions of seminary education
ch. 9 Cultivating spiritual practices for clergy leadership
ch. 10 Cultivating professional practices : field education
ch. 11 Teaching toward integration : cultivating the pastoral, priestly, or rabbinic imagination
ch. 12 An invitation to conversation
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"African Students in Theological Doctoral Programs in Christian Institutions of Higher Education"

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Starcher, Richard L.
2004
Article: Christian Higher Education 3, no. 3 (2004): 207-222
Topics: Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty   |   Teaching Diverse Students   |   Doctoral Students and New Teachers

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Over the years, thousands of students have left Africa to pursue theological doctorates in Christian institutions of higher learning around the world. The study reported in this paper endeavored to understand their experiences and articulate their needs and aspirations. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with 23 African students and were analyzed using grounded theory procedures. The emerging profile revealed African students in pursuit of theological doctorates to be mature in ...
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Over the years, thousands of students have left Africa to pursue theological doctorates in Christian institutions of higher learning around the world. The study reported in this paper endeavored to understand their experiences and articulate their needs and aspirations. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with 23 African students and were analyzed using grounded theory procedures. The emerging profile revealed African students in pursuit of theological doctorates to be mature in age and experience with rich and variegated backgrounds. While a desire for increased competence, access to employment opportunities, and a greater voice in church and society were motivating factors in their educational quests, the dominant motivation expressed by research participants was a passion to help Africa and the African church. Students viewed increased competence and access as enhancing usefulness. Consequently, students preferred doctoral programs perceived as Africa-relevant and internationally credible. Nevertheless, they demonstrated a readiness to compromise the ideal in favor of the achievable, particularly in terms of program affordability. (From the Publisher)
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"Realities, Visions, and Promises of a Multicultural Future"

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Moore, Mary Elizabeth, Boyung Lee, Katherine Turpin, Ralph Casas, Lynn Bridgers and Veronica Miles
2004
Religious Education 99, no. 3 (2004): 287-315
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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"Theological Education by Conversation: Particularity and Pluralism"

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Moore, Mary Elizabeth Mullino
1996
Theological Education 33, no. 1: 31-47
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education   |   Religious Diversity

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"For What Should Theological Colleges Educate? A Systematic Investigation of Ministry Education Perceptions and Priorities"

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Dowson, Martin and Dennis M. McInerney
2005
Review of Religious Research 46, no. 4 (2005): 403-421
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Student Learning Goals

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The present study sought to investigate the perceptions of 300 ministers, 85 recent graduates from theological colleges, and 954 church members regarding (a) the effectiveness of ministry education, (b) priorities for ministry education, and (c) the acquired competencies of ministers. Participants were surveyed using the Inventory of Ministry Education Perceptions and Priorities (IMEPP), which displayed good validity and reliability in the study. Results of the study indicate that participants were largely satisfied with ...
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The present study sought to investigate the perceptions of 300 ministers, 85 recent graduates from theological colleges, and 954 church members regarding (a) the effectiveness of ministry education, (b) priorities for ministry education, and (c) the acquired competencies of ministers. Participants were surveyed using the Inventory of Ministry Education Perceptions and Priorities (IMEPP), which displayed good validity and reliability in the study. Results of the study indicate that participants were largely satisfied with the effectiveness of ministry education and the acquired competence of ministers. However, on the whole, ministers and recent graduates were less satisfied with their ministry education and acquired competence than were church members. The study also identified significant differences between ministers, recent graduates and church members with regard to the priorities they perceived theological colleges should pursue.
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Multiple Paths to Ministry: New Models for Theological Education

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Barker, Lance R. and B. Edmon Martin, eds.
2004
Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, OH
BV 4030.M85 2004
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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In a rapidly changing congregational and professional environment, how will churches and their institutions of theological education prepare ministers for diverse contexts? Barker and Martin affirm the theological school's continued role yet claim that American Protestantism can no longer rely on graduate theological schools as the sole educational institutions charged with providing curricula for theological study related to ministerial preparation. To support their thesis, the authors researched the graduate theological ...
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In a rapidly changing congregational and professional environment, how will churches and their institutions of theological education prepare ministers for diverse contexts? Barker and Martin affirm the theological school's continued role yet claim that American Protestantism can no longer rely on graduate theological schools as the sole educational institutions charged with providing curricula for theological study related to ministerial preparation. To support their thesis, the authors researched the graduate theological education programs of The Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ, the United Church of Canada, and The United Methodist Church; and compiled essays that show powerful new models for successful ministry preparation. Contributors: Janet Silman, Carol Bell, Isaac McDonald, Richard Sales, Bert Affleck, Minka Shura Sprague, Glenn Miller, Ken McFayden, and Thomas Ray. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction : Judicatory-based theological education (Lance R. Barker and B. Edmon Martin)

ch. 1 Keepers of the vision : aboriginal community-based learning for ministry (Janet Silman)
ch. 2 From survival to vitality : a journey into mutual ministry (Carol Bell)
ch. 3 Called : an alternative path to ordination Isaac McDonald)
ch. 4 Theology among the people : theological education by extension and the TAP program (Richard Sales)
ch. 5 Standing in the wings : United Methodist local pastors and their preparation (Bert Affleck)
ch. 6 Shall we dance? : living the adventure that is New York theological seminary (Minda Shura Sprague)
ch. 7 Why the seminary? : a historical inquiry (Glenn Miller)
ch. 8 Education or calling : what makes a commissioned lay pastor a pastor? (Ken McFayden)
ch. 9 The small church : radical reformation and renewal of ministry (Thomas Ray)
ch. 10 Re-visioning ministry leadership : beyond adapting congregational and clerical models (B. Edmon Martin and Lance R. Barker)
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Technology and Educational Practices (pdf)

Journal Issue
2005
Theological Education 41, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4020 .T48 2005
Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education   |   Using Technology

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ISSUE FOCUS
Planning for Innovation: A Framework for Reflective Practice, Victor Klimoski
What Does All This (Technology) Mean for the Church?, John P. Jewell
Not Just One More Good Idea: A Reflection on the Integration of Digital Technology in Theological Education, Jan Viktora
Theological Reflection, Theology and Technology: When Baby Boomer Theologians Teach Generations X & Y, Edward Foley
Implications of a Digital Age for Theological Education, William J. Hook
Mapping Structural Change, David Neidert and John Aukerman
What Difference Does it Make? Digital Technology in the Theological Classroom, Mary Hess
Low Cost Things One Can Do that Have an Impact, James Rafferty
A New Tool or a New Way of Doing Theological Education?, Steve Delamarter

OPEN FORUM
Tethered Together: A Study of the Relationship between a Seminary and its Denomination, David G. Forney
Is Preaching Taught or Caught? How Practitioners Learn, Ronald Allen
Revisiting H. Richard Niebuhr’s The Purpose of the Church and Its Ministry: Love of God and Neighbor as the Goal of Theological Education, Frederick W. Guyette
Considering Consortia, William R. Myers
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New Directions for the Timeless Quest - Theological Libraries in an Era of Change (pdf)

Journal Issue
2004
Theological Education 40, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47 v. 40 no. 1 2004
Topics: Theological Education   |   Librarians as Teachers

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What’s a Seminary Library for? (Timothy D. Lincoln)
Jam To-morrow and Jam Yesterday, but Never Jam To-day: The Dilemma of Theology Libraries Planning for the Twenty-first Century (Jack W. Ammerman)
Changing Libraries, Changing Collections (Donald M. Vorp)
Is There Anything Worthwhile on the Web? A Cooperative Project to Identify Scholarly Resources in Theology and Religion (Eileen Crawford, Amy Limpitlaw, and Bill Hook)
Incorporating Global Perspectives into Theological Education: The Role of the Library (Martha Lund Smalley and Paul F. Stuehrenberg)
Librarians and Teaching Faculty in Collaboration: New Incentives, New Opportunities (Melody Layton McMahon)
Is There a Strategic Alliance in Your Future? Lessons Learned from Library Consortia (Ann Hotta)
Information Literacy in Theological Education (Douglas L. Gragg)
Assessing Library Performance in a New Landscape, or “How Did We Do Today?” (Jan Malcheski)

Book Reviews

Open Forum
Reducing the Identity Crisis in Doctor of Ministry Education (Charles J. Conniry Jr.)
Getting Them Through the Doctor of Ministry Dissertation (Steve Delamarter)
Thinking Again about the Reformed Tradition and Public Life (Mark Douglas, Lewis Mudge, and Jim Watkins)
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Listening to Congregations (pdf)

Journal Issue
2005
Theological Education 40, supp. (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47 v. 40 Suppl. 2005
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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Issue Focus
Rethinking Pastoral Formation at Wartburg Theological Seminary:
Using Graduates' Experiences in Parish Leadership (Craig L. Nessan and David A. Roozen)
Beyond Wish Lists for Pastoral Leadership: Assessing Clergy Behavior and Congregational Outcomes to Guide Seminary Curriculum (John Dreibelbis and David Gortner)
Hearing the Congregation's Voice in Evaluating/Revising the MDiv Curriculum: The Church Relations Council (Gary Peluso-Verdend and Jack Seymour)
Reflection Seminars as Loci for Critical Thinking (Charlotte McDaniel)
Learning Congregational Leadership in Context: A Case Study in Contextualizing Theological Education (Randy A. Nelson)
Hearing the Congregation's Voice in Theological Education: A Response to the Consultation Conversation (Charles R. Foster)
Discerning and Participating in God’s Mission: The Relationship between Seminaries and Congregations (Inagrace T. Dietterich)

Open Forum
The Pastorate as a Metaphor for the Seminary Presidency:
A Focus Study in the Theological Education Journal (Roy A. Andrews)
Teaching Theology with Due Regard to Experience and Context (Frank D. Rees)
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"ATS Folio: Diversity in Theological Education" (pdf)

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Seymour, Jack L.; Speller, Julia M.; Liew, Tat-siong Benny; and Aleshire, Daniel, eds.
2003
ATS Folio (Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh 2003)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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Five perspectives on diversity are provided here for reflection and discussion in your institution. Jack Seymour and Julia Speller offer observations drawn from discussions at the March 2002 ATS Workshop on Diversity. Two fictional cases explore negotiating cultural differences from a faculty member's and a dean's perspectives. Daniel Aleshire's column on "Good Work" is reprinted from the ATS newsletter, Colloquy (From the Publisher)
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Five perspectives on diversity are provided here for reflection and discussion in your institution. Jack Seymour and Julia Speller offer observations drawn from discussions at the March 2002 ATS Workshop on Diversity. Two fictional cases explore negotiating cultural differences from a faculty member's and a dean's perspectives. Daniel Aleshire's column on "Good Work" is reprinted from the ATS newsletter, Colloquy (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
ch. 1 Using The Folio - Suggests ways in which the various contents of this folio might be used in a range of institutional settings.
ch. 2 Perspectives on Diversity - Presents, in a newsletter format, several short essays on diversity in theology education.
ch. 3 Faculty Member Profiles - Provide specific, personal locations for entry into issues of diversity within theological institutions: Asian Faculty Member Profile, African American Faculty Member Profile, Hispanic Faculty Member Profile
ch. 4 Statistics on Race and Ethnicity - Provides data on racial/ethnic diversity within ATS schools and within the general populace.
ch. 5 Issue - Sheets are designed to be short, provocative entry points into discussion of issues related to tenure, hospitality, isolation, hiring, and curriculum revision.
ch. 6 Seven Cases - Illustrate ways in which institutions have come to work through issues of diversity.
ch. 7 The Do's and Don'ts - Sheet identified a number of concerns regarding diversity and institutional change.
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This article explores congregational studies as a valuable teaching tool for contextualizing theological education across disciplines. As a form of pedagogy, congregational studies situates learning in a particular local ministry context. In addition, such a pedagogy apprentices learners within a particular "community of practice" – namely, that of professional church leaders of various types (lay, clergy, professional educators, etc.) having the knowledge and skills that allow them to read diverse contexts ...
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This article explores congregational studies as a valuable teaching tool for contextualizing theological education across disciplines. As a form of pedagogy, congregational studies situates learning in a particular local ministry context. In addition, such a pedagogy apprentices learners within a particular "community of practice" – namely, that of professional church leaders of various types (lay, clergy, professional educators, etc.) having the knowledge and skills that allow them to read diverse contexts of ministry and improvise appropriate and faithful strategies of action within those contexts. After describing one seminary teaching experience in which congregational studies methods formed the pedagogical framework for an interdisciplinary course on the Bible and religious education, the article puts forward a practice-based theory of adult learning to explain why congregational studies methods are particularly helpful to adult learners engaged in theological education. The article concludes by briefly addressing some problems and limitations to pedagogical processes based upon congregational studies. (The research for this article and its writing were supported by a grant from the Wabash Center for which I am deeply appreciative. An earlier version of this article was presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion's Academic Teaching and the Study of Religion Section.)
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"Strategic Planning to Enhance Teaching and Learning with Technology"

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Delamarter, Steve
2006
Teaching Theology and Religion 9, no. 1 (2006): 9-23
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Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Seminaries across North America are continuing to expand their use of technology for theological education. This article explores eight issues surrounding the strategic planning process when it comes to technology. These have to do with the obstacles to fresh thinking, the current best practices in strategic planning processes, detailed discussions of the impact of various models of technology for theological education on faculty, Information Technology personnel, and students as well ...
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Seminaries across North America are continuing to expand their use of technology for theological education. This article explores eight issues surrounding the strategic planning process when it comes to technology. These have to do with the obstacles to fresh thinking, the current best practices in strategic planning processes, detailed discussions of the impact of various models of technology for theological education on faculty, Information Technology personnel, and students as well as the issues surrounding delivery system models and the issue of sustainability.
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"The Divine Pedagogy as a Model for Online Education"

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Gresham, John
2006
Teaching Theology and Religion 9, no. 1 (2006): 24-28
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Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education   |   Philosophy of Teaching

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In addition to the pragmatic concerns that often drive the use of technology in theological education, there is a need to develop theological justification and direction for online education. Several Roman Catholic Church documents propose the "divine pedagogy," the manner in which God teaches the human race, as a model for catechesis or religious education. This can provide a rich resource for developing a theological pedagogy for online education. This ...
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In addition to the pragmatic concerns that often drive the use of technology in theological education, there is a need to develop theological justification and direction for online education. Several Roman Catholic Church documents propose the "divine pedagogy," the manner in which God teaches the human race, as a model for catechesis or religious education. This can provide a rich resource for developing a theological pedagogy for online education. This is especially relevant to the justification for online education, because critics sometimes refer to the incarnational character of the divine pedagogy to argue against the disembodied nature of virtual education. This article addresses such criticisms and more constructively, relates several aspects of the divine pedagogy such as adaptation, community, and participation to teaching and learning in the online environment. (This paper was presented at Theology and Pedagogy in Cyberspace II conference in Evanston, Ill. on April 17, 2004.)
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"Four Pedagogical Mistakes: A Mea Culpa"

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Farley, Edward
2005
Teaching Theology and Religion 8, no. 4 (2005): 200-203
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Philosophy of Teaching

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The theological pedagogies which dominate degree-granting schools originated in the courses of study and graduate programs of the teachers. These pedagogies foster a deep rift between theology as an academic or scholarly discipline (science?) and the situations and interests of students. Students are taught to imitate what scholars do: interpreting texts, making formal arguments, and writing essays. Accordingly, theology recedes from the present and future of students including future clergy, ...
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The theological pedagogies which dominate degree-granting schools originated in the courses of study and graduate programs of the teachers. These pedagogies foster a deep rift between theology as an academic or scholarly discipline (science?) and the situations and interests of students. Students are taught to imitate what scholars do: interpreting texts, making formal arguments, and writing essays. Accordingly, theology recedes from the present and future of students including future clergy, having little to do with their religious life or career. By defining theology as scholarship, academic pedagogy obscures its primary meaning, the critical and creative thinking of the situations of life and world under the perspective of the Gospel. If theology's primary meaning is scholarly knowledge and its preoccupation with text interpretation and doctrinal exposition, the result will be to ignore religion's actual practices, especially its idolatrous tendency to literalize its own language and absolutize its institutional mediations. A pedagogy that reflects theology's primary meaning will focus on contemplation, reflection, and thinking and thus order methods, texts, and doctrines to that.
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"Pedagogies of Interpretation in Educating Clergy"

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Foster, Charles R., Lisa E. Dahill, Lawrence A. Golemon and Barbara Wang Tolentino
2005
Teaching Theology and Religion 8, no. 4 (2005): 204-217
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Student Learning Goals

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In this essay the authors describe how four seminary educators pedagogically engage students in practices of interpretation and explore how the variations in their teaching practices shape the critical thinking they seek to cultivate in their students. The piece is excerpted from an ethnographic study of Jewish and Christian seminary educator teaching practices sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Educating Clergy: Teaching Practices and Pastoral Imagination, ...
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In this essay the authors describe how four seminary educators pedagogically engage students in practices of interpretation and explore how the variations in their teaching practices shape the critical thinking they seek to cultivate in their students. The piece is excerpted from an ethnographic study of Jewish and Christian seminary educator teaching practices sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Educating Clergy: Teaching Practices and Pastoral Imagination, Jossey-Bass Publishers, November 2005). The study explores how the classroom- and community-based teaching practices of seminary educators prepare students to integrate professional knowledge and skill with moral integrity and religious commitment in professional practice. In addition to the pedagogies of interpretation explicated here, we observed pedagogies that engage students in practices of formation, contextualization, and performance. Attention is also given in the study to the influence of pedagogies embedded in the traditions of seminary education on student learning and to the cultivation of spiritual and professional practices beyond the classroom in community worship and through strategies of field education and small groups.
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"Theological Educators and their Concerns about Technology"

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Delamarter, Steve
2005
Teaching Theology and Religion 8, no. 3 (2005): 131-143
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Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Based on results from interviews with theological educators at forty-five seminaries in North America, the author begins by listing twenty-six concerns expressed about technology in theological education, particularly the concerns about electronically mediated distance education. These concerns are categorized loosely under three headings: Practical and Personal Concerns, Pedagogical and Educational Concerns, and Philosophical and Theological Concerns. More important than the list is the sociology of decision-making surrounding technology among theological ...
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Based on results from interviews with theological educators at forty-five seminaries in North America, the author begins by listing twenty-six concerns expressed about technology in theological education, particularly the concerns about electronically mediated distance education. These concerns are categorized loosely under three headings: Practical and Personal Concerns, Pedagogical and Educational Concerns, and Philosophical and Theological Concerns. More important than the list is the sociology of decision-making surrounding technology among theological educators. In the final section of the article entitled, "how concerns about technology function within institutions," the author discusses how it is that these concerns are allowed to function in very different ways across the spectrum of theological education today.
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"A Typology of the Use of Technology in Theological Education"

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Delamarter, Steve
2004
Teaching Theology and Religion 7, no. 3 (2004): 134-140
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Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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This essay explores the terrain of technology in theological education and offers a typology for how technology is used in seminary contexts. The author surveys 43 seminaries in North America to gain insight into the attitudes of faculty toward the use of technology in their teaching and for use in the preparation of ministers. Reflections on the typology in the concluding section offer fuel for subsequent work on the topic.
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This essay explores the terrain of technology in theological education and offers a typology for how technology is used in seminary contexts. The author surveys 43 seminaries in North America to gain insight into the attitudes of faculty toward the use of technology in their teaching and for use in the preparation of ministers. Reflections on the typology in the concluding section offer fuel for subsequent work on the topic.
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"Theological Education with Hispanic Persons: Teaching Distinctiveness"

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Pazmiño, Robert W.
2003
Teaching Theology and Religion 6, no. 3 (2003): 138-145
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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The article explores the distinctiveness of Hispanic or Latino/a persons and implications for teaching practice in theological education. It reports on findings from a workshop for non-Hispanic faculty that was conducted at the Hispanic Summer Program in 1901. The content is broadly defined, and the context and persons of theological education are considered in addressing the particular learning characteristics that can typify Hispanic persons. The work draws upon the pioneering ...
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The article explores the distinctiveness of Hispanic or Latino/a persons and implications for teaching practice in theological education. It reports on findings from a workshop for non-Hispanic faculty that was conducted at the Hispanic Summer Program in 1901. The content is broadly defined, and the context and persons of theological education are considered in addressing the particular learning characteristics that can typify Hispanic persons. The work draws upon the pioneering work of Dr. Eldin Villafañe (The Liberating Spirit) who identifies cultural distinctiveness among Hispanic persons in the United States. Suggestions related to each of those characteristics are proposed for teaching practice with the expectation that transformation in practice can foster greater inclusion of Hispanic persons in theological education.
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"Facilitating the Academic Success of International Students"

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Spencer, Amy
2003
Teaching Theology and Religion 6, no. 3 (2003): 164-168
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diverse Students   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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International seminarians seeking an education at academic institutions located in the United States often face a host of learning challenges. Seminary faculty that teach in these institutions are often confronted with a need to adjust their teaching methods to facilitate learning by international students. This essay outlines specific strategies to facilitate academic success of international seminarians by offering specific teaching methods for faculty and learning strategies for international students. Topics ...
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International seminarians seeking an education at academic institutions located in the United States often face a host of learning challenges. Seminary faculty that teach in these institutions are often confronted with a need to adjust their teaching methods to facilitate learning by international students. This essay outlines specific strategies to facilitate academic success of international seminarians by offering specific teaching methods for faculty and learning strategies for international students. Topics include training faculty in how to respond to diverse learning styles, expanding learning environments beyond the classroom, methods for enhancing student participation, and development of assignments. Strategies for student success include developing skills in how to improve note taking, critical reading, and writing.
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"Improving Graduate Theological Instruction: Using Classroom Assessment Techniques to Connect Teaching and Learning"

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Gaeddert, Barry K.
2003
Teaching Theology and Religion 6, no. 1 (2003): 48-52
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Assessing Students

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Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) offer immediate, relevant feedback to professors on the teaching process as well as feedback to students on the learning process. While Classroom Assessment Techniques have been introduced, studied and analyzed in undergraduate education, application to graduate theological education has not been advanced. The author describes a recent research project that discerned faculty attitudes toward the implementation of Classroom Assessment Techniques in a seminary setting in hopes ...
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Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) offer immediate, relevant feedback to professors on the teaching process as well as feedback to students on the learning process. While Classroom Assessment Techniques have been introduced, studied and analyzed in undergraduate education, application to graduate theological education has not been advanced. The author describes a recent research project that discerned faculty attitudes toward the implementation of Classroom Assessment Techniques in a seminary setting in hopes that more effective faculty development programs can be designed by implementing CATs.
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"'Can We Talk?': Boundary Crossing and Sexual Misconduct in Seminary Teaching"

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Ashby Jr., Homer U. and Carol Hepokoski
2002
Teaching Theology and Religion 5, no. 2 (2002): 80-89
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Mentoring Students   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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This article explores a variety of personal and professional boundary issues encountered by seminary faculty. The authors contend that boundary crossing is inevitable in contemporary theological education, which is structured such that professors engage in multiple roles with students as they attend to the education of the whole person. Guidelines are reviewed for minimizing risk to students and professors. Topics include life as a community member, student-faculty friendship, and romantic ...
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This article explores a variety of personal and professional boundary issues encountered by seminary faculty. The authors contend that boundary crossing is inevitable in contemporary theological education, which is structured such that professors engage in multiple roles with students as they attend to the education of the whole person. Guidelines are reviewed for minimizing risk to students and professors. Topics include life as a community member, student-faculty friendship, and romantic relationships. Attention to work/life balance is seen as critical to the prevention of misconduct. The article ends with a call for continued conversation as well as institutional accountability and change.
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"Generative Neo-Cyberculture in the Modern Seminary"

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Byer, Glen C.J., John Clark, Sebastian Mahfood & Lawrence J. Welch
2002
Teaching Theology and Religion 5, no. 2 (2002): 113-117
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Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education

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Four faculty discuss how their institution's launching of a program to implement instructional technology across the campus influenced their teaching and broadened their understanding of student learning. Examples of their first attempts at online projects for classes in homiletics and ecclesiology are described.
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Four faculty discuss how their institution's launching of a program to implement instructional technology across the campus influenced their teaching and broadened their understanding of student learning. Examples of their first attempts at online projects for classes in homiletics and ecclesiology are described.
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"How Clearly Must I See? Art and Ethics in Pedagogical Practice"

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Mercer, Joyce Ann and Charles R. Foster
2001
Teaching Theology and Religion 4, no. 3 (2001): 124-132
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diversity and Justice   |   Religious Diversity

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This essay explores pedagogical practices and ethical obligations in the embrace of cultural and religious diversity by a faculty team in a theological school course. Attention is given to the interplay of art and ethical dilemmas in an educational praxis that calls into question students' taken-for-granted worldviews and theologies. In the first of three sections the writers identify several assumptions they brought to the conduct of the course regarding diversity, ...
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This essay explores pedagogical practices and ethical obligations in the embrace of cultural and religious diversity by a faculty team in a theological school course. Attention is given to the interplay of art and ethical dilemmas in an educational praxis that calls into question students' taken-for-granted worldviews and theologies. In the first of three sections the writers identify several assumptions they brought to the conduct of the course regarding diversity, art, and pedagogy. The second section describes student encounters with and responses to art from a variety of cultural contexts. The paper concludes with a critical reflection on ethical and political issues arising from pedagogical practices that engage students with art.
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"De-schooling the Theological Seminary: An Appropriate Paradigm for Effective Ministerial Formation"

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Harkness, Allan G.
2001
Teaching Theology and Religion 4, no. 3 (2001): 141-154
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Topics: Religion and Academia   |   Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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The most common paradigm of contemporary Protestant theological education for ministerial formation is that of schooling, seen in the institution of the theological seminary/college. This article notes the limitations of the schooling paradigm for educational intervention in the range of domains inherent in effective ministerial formation; recognizes that teaching and learning take different but still legitimate shape when used to describe educational processes in this context; and argues for ...
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The most common paradigm of contemporary Protestant theological education for ministerial formation is that of schooling, seen in the institution of the theological seminary/college. This article notes the limitations of the schooling paradigm for educational intervention in the range of domains inherent in effective ministerial formation; recognizes that teaching and learning take different but still legitimate shape when used to describe educational processes in this context; and argues for an integrated, formational, and missional community paradigm modeled especially on the relationship of Jesus with his disciples as being both more consistent with biblical precedents and more effective educationally. The implications of this for the role of faculty of theological institutions are explored.
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"Two-Way Bridge: The Cross Cultural Colloquy at Virginia Seminary"

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Hadler, Jacques B. and Richard J. Jones
2001
Teaching Theology and Religion 4, no. 2 (2001): 102-107
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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Six years of the Cross-cultural Colloquy at Virginia Theological Seminary, located in metropolitan Washington, D.C., have alerted the two participating American teachers to some peculiarities of their own American culture, some peculiarities of the home cultures of foreign students, and the importance of the work which foreign Christian leaders must do to select and translate from their new learnings when they begin to turn their minds towards resuming responsibilities ...
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Six years of the Cross-cultural Colloquy at Virginia Theological Seminary, located in metropolitan Washington, D.C., have alerted the two participating American teachers to some peculiarities of their own American culture, some peculiarities of the home cultures of foreign students, and the importance of the work which foreign Christian leaders must do to select and translate from their new learnings when they begin to turn their minds towards resuming responsibilities at home. We observe that this Colloquy also meets characteristic needs of non-Americans studying theology in the USA: it offers them conceptual tools and an oral forum for explaining to themselves odd aspects of American culture, emotional support during that time of adjustment, and inducements to begin formulating ways to take both curricular and extracurricular learnings and begin to apply them in the settings to which they will be returning. We commend this model for consideration by schools where foreign or minority-culture students' place in the curriculum and in the community of teachers and learners is ill-defined or remains less than satisfactory.
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"Ask and You Shall Find Out: Some Multicultural Dynamics in Catholic Theological Education"

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Gillman, Florence Morgan
2000
Teaching Theology and Religion 3, no. 3 (2000): 152-156
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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The theological classroom is a place where dynamics of diversity and multiculturalism enter not only the understanding and interpretation of the course material, but also the very processes of teaching and learning. But how is one to learn and assess what students and professors are experiencing as cultural differences, and how is one to sort out the personal characteristics from the cultural? This essay, underscoring the importance of asking students ...
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The theological classroom is a place where dynamics of diversity and multiculturalism enter not only the understanding and interpretation of the course material, but also the very processes of teaching and learning. But how is one to learn and assess what students and professors are experiencing as cultural differences, and how is one to sort out the personal characteristics from the cultural? This essay, underscoring the importance of asking students about cultural issues, discusses a few such issues via some anecdotal data.
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"Experiencing Shared Inquiry Through the Process of Collaborative Learning"

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Lee, Moira
2000
Teaching Theology and Religion 3, no. 2 (2000): 108-116
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Topics: Collaborative Learning   |   Theological Education

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This article is based on an analysis of a qualitative research case study involving three British adult educational-theological sites which were experimenting with collaborative learning. The focus of this practice-based research was listening to and observing adults engaged in collaborative learning in order to elucidate what they perceived to be some integral values inherent in this learning approach. 'Experiencing Shared Inquiry' emerged as one of the hallmarks of collaborative learning. ...
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This article is based on an analysis of a qualitative research case study involving three British adult educational-theological sites which were experimenting with collaborative learning. The focus of this practice-based research was listening to and observing adults engaged in collaborative learning in order to elucidate what they perceived to be some integral values inherent in this learning approach. 'Experiencing Shared Inquiry' emerged as one of the hallmarks of collaborative learning. The dynamic engagement of hearts and minds in collaborative learning harnesses the collective wisdom of God's people. Two movements are enfolded within 'Experiencing Shared Inquiry': stimulating thinking through dialogue process and drawing upon the resources of the learning community.
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"Interprofessional Education in Theology and Social Work: Postmodern and Practical Theological Dimensions"

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Kamya, Hugo and Maureen O'Brien
2000
Teaching Theology and Religion 3, no. 1 (2000): 20-32
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Changes in Higher Education

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In this essay the authors posit that interprofessional education is inherently "post-modern"and thus will incorporate educational priorities compatible with postmodernism, and that practical theology is the preferred method for interprofessional teaching and learning when theology and ministry are explicit participants. In advancing this argument they draw upon their experience in team teaching an interprofessional course in pastoral ministry and social work designed for students pursuing a joint degree in ...
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In this essay the authors posit that interprofessional education is inherently "post-modern"and thus will incorporate educational priorities compatible with postmodernism, and that practical theology is the preferred method for interprofessional teaching and learning when theology and ministry are explicit participants. In advancing this argument they draw upon their experience in team teaching an interprofessional course in pastoral ministry and social work designed for students pursuing a joint degree in these two fields. They provide an overview of the contemporary postmodern context and interprofessional education as an emerging paradigm in higher education, a brief description of the major components of the joint course, and an exposition of appropriate educational priorities.
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"'What "Great Cloud of Witnesses"? Isn't My Own Religious Experience Enough?'"

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Sherman, Robert J.
1999
Teaching Theology and Religion 2, no. 3 (1999): 163-168
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church   |   Learning Designs

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The author notes that current seminary stutipsdents show great variation in their academic skills, in their familiarity with the basics of Christianity, and in their sense of, and skill in, theological method. This condition is both caused and exacerbated by the students' acculturation in American religious privatism, which makes them resist a critical and constructive examination of their views and hinders their understanding of theology as an undertaking of and ...
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The author notes that current seminary stutipsdents show great variation in their academic skills, in their familiarity with the basics of Christianity, and in their sense of, and skill in, theological method. This condition is both caused and exacerbated by the students' acculturation in American religious privatism, which makes them resist a critical and constructive examination of their views and hinders their understanding of theology as an undertaking of and for the Church. The author describes a number of pedagogical strategies, teaching techniques, and classroom exercises that have shown some effectiveness in overcoming these problems.
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Of what significance to theological education is critical reflection? Representing an influential perspective, Charles Wood seems to ascribe to critical reflection the highest priority by defining theology as "critical reflection upon the validity of the Christian witness." This article argues that such a perspective devalues participatory modes of knowing. In contrast, the scientific epistemology of Michael Polanyi better illumines the pedagogical nature and theological orientation of theological education. Specifically, his ...
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Of what significance to theological education is critical reflection? Representing an influential perspective, Charles Wood seems to ascribe to critical reflection the highest priority by defining theology as "critical reflection upon the validity of the Christian witness." This article argues that such a perspective devalues participatory modes of knowing. In contrast, the scientific epistemology of Michael Polanyi better illumines the pedagogical nature and theological orientation of theological education. Specifically, his notion of "indwelling" serves as a point of integration by which participative knowing is extended and intensified by the clarificatory power of critical reflection.
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"'Cyber' Barth"

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McKim, Donald K.
1998
Teaching Theology and Religion 1, no. 3 (1998): 183-186
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Using Technology

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This article describes a study of the theology of Karl Barth carried out by four students at Memphis Theological Seminary who used the Internet and e-mail in addition to other means for learning. Dr. Donald K. McKim taught the class and here describes the way in which the class was structured, how students used the World Wide Web, a Newsgroup in which students participated, and their use of e-mail to ...
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This article describes a study of the theology of Karl Barth carried out by four students at Memphis Theological Seminary who used the Internet and e-mail in addition to other means for learning. Dr. Donald K. McKim taught the class and here describes the way in which the class was structured, how students used the World Wide Web, a Newsgroup in which students participated, and their use of e-mail to amplify discussion. McKim indicates the advantage of using these resources which introduced students to a "new world" of media and unique resources, linked them with others throughout the world who also had an interest in Barth, and provided an enhanced means of communication for the students with each other and with the professor. He also provides further reflections about the experience in relation to seminary teaching.
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Institutional Assessment and Theological Education: “Navigating Our Way” (pdf)

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2003
Theological Education 39, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Journal Issue. Full text is available online, here:
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Journal Issue. Full text is available online, here: http://www.ats.edu/uploads/resources/publications-presentations/theological-education/2003-theological-education-v39-n2.pdf

Table Of Content:
Issue Focus
Introduction (Jeremiah J. McCarthy)
Holding Itself Accountable: The Board’s Responsibility for Self-Assessment (Rebekah Burch Basinger)
Presidential Assessment: The Delicate Balance (Vincent Cushing, O.F.M.)
Faculty Evaluation: Conversations with Colleagues (Richard Benson, C.M.)
Assessing Spiritual Formation in Christian Seminary Communities (H. Frederick Reisz, Jr.)
Student Evaluation at Kenrick School of Theology (Lawrence C. Brennan, S.T.D.)
Formational Initiatives at Wycliffe College (Merv Mercer)
A Call to Growth: The Potential of the Profiles of Ministry Program (Francis A. Lonsway)
The Pragmatics of Assessing Master of Divinity Students (William R. Myers)
Assessing a Doctor of Ministry Program (Barbara Horkoff Mutch)
Serendipity or Grace? What Evaluation Has Taught Us about Education and Ecclesiology in Distance Learning (Charles E. Bouchard, O.P.)
Assessment of Student Learning: Some Perspectives (John H. Erickson)
Assessment of Ministry Preparation to Increase Understanding (John Harris)

Open Forum
The Quality of Doctor of Ministry Education in 2002: What Program Directors Think (Timothy D. Lincoln)
Weaving Garments of Grace: En-Gendering a Theology of the Call to Ordained Ministry for Women Today (Joy Ann McDougall)
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Listening to Theological Students and Scholars: Implications for the Character and Assessment of Learning for Religious Vocation (pdf)

Journal Issue
2005
Theological Education 40, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47 v.40 no.2 2005
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Table Of Content:
Issue Focus
Interview Study of Roman Catholic Students (Frederic Maples and Katarina Schuth)
Interpreting Protestant Student Voices (Yau Man Siew and Gary Peluso-Verdend)
Learning from the First Years: Noteworthy conclusions from the Parish Experience of Recent Graduates of ATS Schools (Michael I. N. Dash, Jimmy Dukes, and Gordon T. Smith)
To Theologians: From One Who Cares about Theology but is Not One of You (Nicholas Wolterstorff)
ATS Luce Consultation on Theological Scholarship, May 2003, The Association of Theological Schools
Crafting Research that Will Contribute to Theological Education (Mark G. Toulouse)

Open Forum
Academic Challenges for “Equipping the [new diverse] Saints for Ministry” (Kathryn Mapes)
Theological Education and Hybrid Models of Distance Learning (Steve Delamarter and Daniel L. Brunner)
A Response Regarding ATS Standard 10: Multiple Locations and Distance Education (Louis Charles Willard)
Theological Education Index: 1964–2004
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The Two Worlds of Our Living as Theological Educators

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1964
Theological Education 1, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Vocation of Teaching   |   Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
The Theologian and the World of Contemporary Thought (Stanley Brice Frost)
The Christian Minister and the Social Problems of the Day (George W. Webber)
The Academic Teacher and the Practical Needs of the Clergy (John Bright)
The Seminary—Academy and Chapel (J. Robert Nelson)
The Seminary President: Teacher of Students and Confidant of Trustees (Sherman E. Johnson)
Notes to:
Administrators (Charles L. Taylor)
Trustees (Winston Paul)
Seminary Staff Officers (John A. Eichelberger)
Librarians (Raymond P. Morris)
Professors (Jesse H. Ziegler)
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Models of Theological Education for the Last Third of the Twentieth Century

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1965
Theological Education 1, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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Table Of Content:
Postscript to Chapter Five of 'Only One Way Left' (George F. MacLeod)
The Seminary Provides for Dialogue (Franklin H. Littell)
A Model for Theological Education (Walter D. Wagoner)
A Tertium Quid: The Church’s Seminary and the University (Ernest Cadman Colwell)
The Location of Theological Schools (Charles L. Taylor)
An Emerging Community of Theological Study (W. S. Taylor)
Report:
Autumn Enrollment in Theological Schools
Members of AATS
Faculty Business:
Document 1—Principals of Student Financial Aid
Document 2—Guidelines for Recruitment
Notes to:
Administrators (Charles L. Taylor)
Trustees (Walter N. Roberts)
Seminary Staff Officers (Randolf H. Dyer)
Librarians (Charles P. Johnson)
Professors (Jesse H. Ziegler)
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Pre-Seminary Education

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1965
Theological Education 1, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   18-22 Year Olds

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Table Of Content:
The Bridston-Culver Report—Pre-Seminary Education (Liston Pope)
Pre-Seminary Education and the Theological School (Robert E. Cushman)
Pre-Seminary Education and the Undergraduate Department of Religion(A. Roy Eckardt)
Pre-Seminary Education and Undergraduate Arts and Sciences (Frederick Sontag)
Pre-Seminary Education: A Canadian View (A. B. B. Moore)
Continuing Education Looks at Pre-Seminary Education (Theodore O. Wedel)
Pre-Seminary Education: From the View of the Bible College (Terrel B. Crum)
Implications of the Seminary Population Data: A Sociologist’s View (Thomas C. Campbell)
Implications of the Seminary Population Data: A Psychologist’s View (John M. Vayhinger)
Notes to:
Administrators (Arthur R. McKay)
Trustees (Hermann N. Morse)
Seminary Staff Officers (Bill L. Barnes)
Librarians (Robert F. Beach)
Professors (Jesse H. Ziegler)
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Theological School and the Continuing Education of Ministers

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1965
Theological Education 1, no. 4 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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Table Of Content:
Theological School and the Minister’s Continuing Education (Connolly C. Gamble, Jr.)
Needs of the Church’s Ministry Basic to Planning Continuing Education (Reuel L. Howe)
Patterns of Continuing Education
(1) Four Programs at Union in Richmond (Connolly C. Gamble, Jr.)
(2) Harvard’s Merrill Fellowship Program (J. Lawrence Burkholder)
(3) The Presbyterian Institute of Industrial Relations (Marshal L. Scott)
(4) S.T.M. Program at Gettysburg (Herbert W. Stroup, Jr.)
(5) S.T.D. Education at San Francisco (Henry Babcock Adams)
Should Primary Responsibility Rest on the Seminary?
(Yes) Parker Rossman
(No) John Douglas Clyde
Advantages and Hazards for the Seminary in Continuing Education (Lynn Leavenworth)
How the Theological School Prepares for Continuing Education (R. Lewis Johnson)
Financing Continuing Education (John P. Stump)
Notes to:
Presidents (Robert V. Moss, Jr.)
Trustees (Donald J. Parsons)
Seminary Staff Officers (William A. Imler)
Librarians (Thomas Edward Camp)
Professors (Jesse H. Ziegler)
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The Theological School as Community

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1965
Theological Education 2, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
The Formation of Ministers for the Late 20th Century: Community on Campus (Ernest T. Campbell)
Preparation of the Roman Catholic Priest as Person in the Community (Stafford Poole, C.M.)
Community within Diversity in a Large School (James M. Ault)
Lengthening the Ropes and Strengthening the Stakes in Smaller Schools (Robert J. Page)
Understanding Other Communities around the Seminary Community (Howard Schomer)
The Seminary as Part of a University Community (Terence R. Anderson)
The Seminary Wife: Her Role in Community (Marion M. Kelleran)
Seminary Worship (Robert W. Duke)
Notes to:
Administrators (Eric G. Jay)
Trustees (Gardiner M. Day)
Seminary Staff Officers (Herbert D. Thomas)
Libarians (George H. Bricker)
Professors (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Lecturer Clearinghouse (Aute L. Carr)
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The Purpose of a Theological School

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1966
Theological Education 2, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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Table Of Content:
The Evolution of Purpose in American Theological Education (Elwyn A. Smith)
The Purpose of Theological Schools in Great Britain (Kenneth J. Woollcombe)
The Purpose of the Theological Faculties of Continental Universities Heinz Eduard Todt)
Patterns of Ministry and the Purpose of a Theological School Steven G. Mackie)
What a Protestant Church Wants Its Seminaries to Be and to Do (Walter F. Wolbrecht)
Objective of the Roman Catholic Seminary (James Michael Lee)
The Problem of Purpose in the Theological University (Robert T. Handy)
Salaries in AATS Schools: A Biennial Report (Jesse H. Ziegler and Aute L. Carr)
Notes to:
Administrators (Duke K. McCall)
Trustees (Walter W. Grosser)
Seminary Staff Officers (Elinor Bunn Thompson)
Librarians (Roland E. Kircher)
Professors (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Lecturer Clearinghouse (Aute L. Carr)
The AATS Faculty Fellowship Program
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Curriculum of a Theological School, I

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1966
Theological Education 2, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Table Of Content:
Theological Education: A Canadian Minister’s View (George M. Birtch)
A Critical Look at Seminary Curriculum by a U.S. Pastor (Beverly A. Asbury)
From Purpose to Curriculum (Louis H. Gunnemann)
Theological Education for Ministry: Central Issues in Curriculum Construction (Gibson Winter)
Functional Roles, Professional Identity, and Theological Curricula (Walter L. Holcomb and John L. Maes)
Two Kinds of Learning in Theological Education (James A. Ashbrook)
The Seminary as Participant Observer (Calvin Redekop)
Research in Medical Education—Participation of Faculty and Students (Thomas Hale Ham)
Notes to:
Administrators (Herman J. Riddler)
Trustees (Ennis B. Hill)
Seminary Staff Officers (Paul R. Dunn)
Librarians (James J. Michael)
Professors (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Lecturer Clearinghouse (Aute L. Carr)
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Horizons of Theological Education: Essays in Honor of Charles L. Taylor

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1966
Theological Education 2, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
Charles L. Taylor: A Biographical Sketch
Favorite Psalms with Related Prayers (Charles L. Taylor)

PART I
Charles Taylor as Pastor’s Teacher (Pitt S. Wiland)
Charles Taylor as Dean (James Garfield)

PART II
An English Critique (Frederick Dillistone)
Reviewing Some Foundations—A Contribution from Canada (Stanley Brice Frost)
A Contemporary Mood: Some Issues and Questions about Prayer (John B. Coburn)
Church, Seminary, and World: An Uneasy Frontier (Samuel H. Miller)
. . . and Some, Pastors . . . (James A. Jones)
The AATS and Theological Education (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Rome for the Protestant Scholar (Walter D. Wagoner)
Curriculum Revision at the Episcopal Theological School and Some Dynamics of Its Acceptance (William J. Wolf)
Creation, Cultus, and Faith in the Psalter (Samuel Terrien)
I Am Come (Sherman E. Johnson)
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Education for Ministry

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Feilding, Charles R., with Thomas W. Klink, W. John Minter and James D. Glasse
1966
Theological Education 3, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
I. Introduction
A. Occasion and History of the Study
B. Theory and Practice in Theological Education
C. Overview and Thesis
II. Impressions of Trouble
A. Flight from Pastorate to Ministry?
B. Theological Education does not Prepare for Ministry
C. Erosion of the Pastoral Image
D. Miscellaneous Signs of Change
III. Seminary, Parish, and Ministry
A. The Seminary’s Purpose
1. Composition of the student body
2. Four goals of professional theological education
3. Primary purpose
4. The parish as a sphere of ministry
5. Ministry and ministries
B. The Parish
1. History, purpose, and form
2. Its congregation and the extra-parochial ministries
3. The other associations of parish members
4. Other agencies, secular and religious
5. The form of the parish today
C. Ministry and Ministries
1. Ministry in the dispersion
2. Ministry as profession
3. Education for existing ministries
D. Ministries in four perspectives
1. Communication of the gospel
2. Relation to the church
3. Concern for the individual
4. Relationship to the world
IV. Theological Education and Higher Education
A. The Concept of an Educational System
B. Individual Characteristics of Students
1. Personality
2. Social and economic background
3. Diversity in attitudes and values
4. Vocational aspiration
5. Student’s wives
C. Individual Characteristics of Faculty
1. Three functions of professors
2. The place of research
D. Environmental Characteristics
1. Student subcultures
2. Three educational activities
a. Teaching
b. Learning
c. Organizing curricula
E. Educational Outcomes
1. Thinking critically
2. Professional competence
3. Professional values and attitudes
4. Motivation for continuing education
V. Professional Education for Ministry
A. How Far Have We Come?
B. Who is the Pre-Professional Student?
C. How Long Should the Course Be?
D. The Four Goals
1. Knowledge
2. Professional competence
3. Humanity
4. Christian formation
E. A Concluding Caution
VI. Supervision
A. A Definition of Supervision
B. Dimensions of Supervision
1. During a period of anxiety
2. A structure of activities and duties
3. To inform practice with knowledge
C. Techniques of Supervision
1. The seminar
2. The pastoral concerns group hour
3. The housekeeping session
4. The individual supervision conference
5. The evaluation conference
D. Principles of Supervision
1. The appropriation of new knowledge: categorical thinking and naturalistic observation
2. The “cross-grained” experience
3. Supervision is working with a student who is working with patients; not working with patients through a student
E. The Career of Preparation for Ministry
1. The meaning of “career”
2. Directional self-placement
3. Integration of new patterns of dependence
4. Mastery of skills and knowledge appropriate to an advancing sequence of roles
5. Inhibition of diffuse behavior and intensification of behavior congruent with the roles demanded by a profession and by preparation for it
6. Preliminary negotiations with reciprocating communities
7. Management of anxiety during the career
8. Internalization of the processes of professional formation
F. Choices in Education for Practice
1. Issues in the initiation of learning
a. Task assignment or institutional identification
b. Emphasis on the strange or the reasonable
c. Surrogate or independent status for the trainee
d. The educational contract and steps toward responsibility
2. Issues in the timing of supervisory intervention in the professional career
3. Issues in the choice of a setting for in-service education
a. A center where people are in crisis
b. A center where appropriate resources are available
c. A center providing competent supervision
d. A center where the supervisor’s work is fully integrated with the structure of the institution
e. A center which provides significant tasks for professional students
f. A center where the student can function in roles appropriate to his present status in his intended profession, (in this case, the status of proto-clergyman
g. A center where experience in depth with personality functioning facilitates the transfer of learning
h. A center which supports the student financially
G. In Service Education and Issues in Learning Theory: Theories of Conflict and of Reinforcement
VII. Field Work
A. The Absence of Definition
B. Five Critical Questions
1. The student’s role
2. The seminary’s purpose
3. Control factors
4. The seminary’s responsibility
5. The director’s functions
C. Three Types of Field Work
1. Field employment
2. Field service
3. Field education
D. Programs of Field Education
1. First stage: the student’s vocation as Christian layman
2. Second stage: limited identification with ministerial roles
3. Third stage: assumption of ministerial responsibility
4. Fourth stage: specialization
E. Some Immediate Issues
1. Location of the program
2. Concurrent or independent placement
3. Denominational diversity
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Theological Education for a Changing Ministry

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1967
Theological Education 3, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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Table Of Content:
The Education of Ministers in Contemporary Society (Olin T. Binkley)
The Significance of the Church—World Dialogue for Theological Education (Harvey Cox)
Response to Professor Cox—II (Martin E. Marty)
Theological Education and Societal Revolution (John C. Bennett)
Response to President Bennett—I Richard Shaull)
Response to President Bennett—II (C. Shelby Rooks)
The Import of Ecumenical Developments for Theological Education—A Roman Catholic View (Walter J. Burghardt, S.J.)
The Import of Ecumenical Developments for Theological Education—A Protestant View (Paul S. Minear)
Response to Professors Burghardt and Minear—An Orthodox View (Alexander Schememann)
Sources of Renewal (Charles L. Taylor)
Notes to:
Presidents (Robert T. Fauth)
Trustees (Fred A. Replogle)
Seminary Staff Officers (Richard D. Curley)
Librarians (Niels H. Sonne)
Professors (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Educational Developments (John H. Lawton)
Appointment of Associate Director
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The Significance of University Study of Religion for Church and Seminary

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1967
Theological Education 3, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Religion and Academia   |   Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
Scholarship in the Public Domain
(Paul M. Harrison)
The Posture of the Church in Relationship to the Increasing Study of Religion in College and University
(Wesley A. Hotchkiss)
Religion and Academia
(Robert Michaelsen)
Religious Studies in Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities
(Gerard S. Sloyan)
Church Education and the Teaching of Religion in the Public Domain
(C. Ellis Nelson)
Implication for Theological Education in Seminaries of the Study of Religion in the University
(E. Thomas Lawson)
In-Parish Pastoral Studies 1960–66
(Russell J. Becker)
A View from the Field: A Supervising Pastor’s Experience in the in-Parish Pastoral Studies Program
(Jervis S. Zimmerman)
Notes to:
Presidents (Ernest Cadman Colwell)
Trustees (Harold C. Skillrud)
Seminary Staff Officers (Donald J. Campbell)
Librarians (Kenneth G. Peterson)
Professors (Jesse H. Ziegler)
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Teaching The Biblical Languages

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Goetchius, Eugene V., Walter Harrelson, and George M. Landes
1967
Theological Education 3, no. 4 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Teaching Religion   |   Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
I. Introduction (Walter Harrelson)
A. Origin of Study
B. Procedures
C. Purpose of Study
D. The Basic Problem

II. Biblical Languages in the Theological Curriculum (Walter Harrelson)
A. The Authority of the Bible and Biblical Languages
B. Languages and Exegesis
C. Openness to the “World”
D. Language, Word of God, and Theology—the “New Hermeneutic”

III. What is Happening
A. In the Seminary Curricula (Eugene V. N. Goetchius)
B. In the Classroom (Eugene V. N. Goetchius)
C. In the Colleges (George M. Landes)
D. In the Work of Seminary Graduates (George M. Landes)
E. In Continuing Education (George M. Landes)

IV. New Developments in Language Teaching (Eugene V. N. Goetchius)
A. The Objectives of Biblical Language Teaching
B. Modern Linguistics
C. Teaching Aids

V. An Assessment of the Situation
A. What Can and Cannot Be Done in the Regular Academic Curriculum (Eugene V. N. Goetchius)
B. What Can and Cannot Be Expected From College Language Work (George M. Landes)
C. How Alumni Assess the Importance of Language Study (George M. Landes)
D. What Colleagues Outside the Biblical Field Expect From Languages Study (George M. Landes)
E. Prospects for Required Language Study (George M. Landis)
F. The Need For Specialists (Eugene V. N. Goetchius)
G. Proposed Summer Programs (Eugene V. N. Goetchius)

VI. Recommendations (Walter Harrelson)
A. State Purposed and Objectives Clearly
B. Provide Flexibility in Curriculum to Enable Students to learn one or more biblical languages well to use the language(s) in exegetical work
C. Cooperate with College and University Teachers of Religion in the Development of Undergraduate Courses in the Biblical Language
D. Cooperate in Summer Programs
E. Continue and Accelerate Experimentation
1. in teaching method
2. in the use of modern linguistics
3. in philosophical and theological analyses of language

Notes to:
Administrators (Paul M. Robinson)
Trustees (Harry M. Moffett)
Seminary Staff Officers (Roland C. Matthies)
Librarians (Calvin H. Schmitt)
Professors (David S. Schuller)
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Patterns of Ministry and Theological Education

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1967
Theological Education 4, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Table Of Content:
An Introduction to a Study of Patterns of Ministry and Theological Education (Theodore E. Wedel)
A Functional Approach to the Understanding of Ministry (Philip R. Phenix)
Form and Function in the Education of Ministers (Keith R. Bridston)
Professional Education and Theological Education Owen C. Thomas)
Patterns: The 1967 Consultation in Perspective (John E. Eiersdorf)
Case Method in Theological Education (David S. Schuller)
They Deserve a First—Class Education (Mark Gibbs)
An Appeal for Firm Direction and Specific Guidelines (Turner N. Clinard)
Note to:
Presidents (Frederick C. Whittaker)
Trustees (William C. Zimmann)
Seminary Staff Officers (Henry W. Brooks)
Professors (David S.Schuller)
Librarians (Donn Michael Farris)
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Student Opinion Regarding Theological Education

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1968
Theological Education 4, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
Theological Education for a Revolutional Church (E. Maynard Moore)
Seminary Social Action: A Report and Some Reflections (Charles W. Powers and David W. Hornbeck)
The Lecture and Superficial Scholarship (Paul H. Seely)
Theological Education and Mass Communication (Tom Emswiler, Jr.)
A Prescription for Seminaries
Six Yale Seminarians
Growth in Christ Through the Sacraments (Kevin F. Tripp)
Theological Education and Student Reaction in the United Kingdom (Ian Ross)
Rights and Freedom of Students as Members of the Academic Community
A Joint Statement
Reports:
Student Enrollment in Theological Schools
Salaries in AATS Schools (Aute L. Carr)
Notes to:
Trustees (Eugene Carson Blake)
Presidents (Frederick K. Wentz)
Librarians (Guy R. Lyle)
Professors (David S. Schuller)
Seminary Staff Officers (John A. Baird, Jr.)
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Theological Curriculum for the 1970s

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1968
Theological Education 4, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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Table Of Content:
I. Part I: Theological Education at Level II
A. Introduction
B. Entrance and Graduation Requirements
C. Orientation
D. The Core of the Curriculum
E. The Historical and Theoretical Resources for Theological Instruction
F. Common Life
G. Personnel
H. Physical Facilities
II. Part II: Theological Education at Level IIIA
A. Introduction
B. Relation of the Centers to the Level II Nuclei
C. Types of Centers
D. Areas of Instruction and Field Experience
E. The Education Process
F. Faculty, Administration, and Student Body
G. Physical Facilities and Cost Estimates
H. Application of Level IIIA Model Theory to Three Types of Centers
1. Family Life Cycle Center
2. Center for Business and Industrial Ministry
3. A Center in Theology and the Arts
III. Part III: Theological Education at Level IIIB
A. Introduction
B. The Academy Residency
C. Doctoral Programs
IV. Appendices
A. Organizational Chart for Cluster, Nucleus, and Centers
B. Job Descriptions for Organizational Chart
C. Distribution of Faculty within a Nucleus by Fields
D. Personnel for Orientation Programs
E. Continuum of Types of IIA Centers
F. Description of Metropolitan Intern Program
G. Description of Intensive Course in Christian Existence
V. Planning for the Future: A Key Question
Jeral C. Brauer
VI. A Response
Edward F. Malone
Notes to:
Administrators—Gordon E. Jackson
Trustees—George T. Peters
Seminary Staff Officers—Milton May
Professors—David S. Schuller
Librarians—Calvin Klemt
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Theological Education in the 1970s: Redeployment of Resources

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1968
Theological Education 4, no. 4 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Table Of Content:
ch. 1 Theological Education in the 1970s: The Problem of Strategy
ch. 2 Objectives and Resources for Theological Education
ch. 3 Obstacles to Change
ch. 4 Opportunities and Resources for Change
Recommendations
Exhibits 1–11
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The Economics and Organization of Theological Education

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1968
Theological Education 4, no. 4, supp. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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Table Of Content:
ch. 1 Protestant Theological Education in 1968
ch. 2 The 1970s: Alternatives for Change
Appendix: Seminary Facility Planning: A Case Study of Alternative
Approaches
List of Tables
List of Figures
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Cooperative Structures for Theological Education

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1968
Theological Education 4, no. 4, supp. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Table Of Content:
Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley) (David S. Schuller)
The Association of Theological Facilities in Iowa (Dubuque) (David S. Schuller)
The Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta) (Aute L. Carr)
The Toronto Graduate School of Theological Studies (David S. Schuller)
The Federal Theological Facility of the University of Chicago (Aute L. Carr)
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The Essential and the Peripheral in Theological Education

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1968
Theological Education 5, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
Contexts for Theological Education in the Next Decade (Robert V. Moss, Jr.)
Essentials in Theological Curriculum (Bernhard J. Cooke)
The Morphology of Commitment in Theological Education (Daniel Day Williams)
American Seminaries in World Perspective—A Draft Balance Sheet (Steven G. Mackie)
Note to:
Presidents (Edward C. Fendt)
Trustees (David T. Tomlinson)
Professors (Riley B. Montegomery)
Librarians (Marlin L. Heckman)
Seminary Staff Officers (George W. Newlin)
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Responses to Proposals re Resources Planning

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1969
Theological Education 5, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Table Of Content:
Resources Planning in Theological Education: A Response and an Offer (Robert H. Bonthius)
What’s Really Avant-Garde? Clustered Seminaries? No! Ecumenical School of Theology? Yes! (Luther A. Gotwald, Jr.)
The Place and Value of Laymen in Theological Education (Winston Paul)
Restudy of Possible Cluster Areas Required (William E. Tucker)
Serious Questions About the RPC Report (Albert Curry Winn)
A Continuation of the Dialogue on Facilities Planning (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Another Word on Library Planning (Warren H. Deem)
Theological Curriculum for the 1970s: A Critique (James N. Lapsley)
Theological Curriculum for the 1970s: A Dean’s Evaluation (David M. Murphy)
A Plea for Multiple Strategies in Theological Education
Phillips Graduate Seminary Faculty
Notes to:
Presidents (Charles M. Cooper)
Trustees (Albert O. Wilson, Jr.)
Professors (David S. Schuller)
Librarians (Maria Grossman)
Seminary Staff Officers (Edward B. Lindaman)
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Theological Education as Professional Education

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1969
Theological Education 5, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
ch.1 A Preliminary Raising of Issues (Owen Clark Thomas)
ch. 2 The Progress of Professional Education for Business (Kenneth R. Andrews)
ch. 3 Legal Education in Time of Change (David F. Cavers)
Discussion of the Paper (J. Lawrence Burkholder)
ch. 4 The American Medical School: A Case Study in Professional Education (Peter V. Lee)
Discussion of the Paper (Henry F. Allen, George P. Berry, John C. Nemiah, James L. Tullis)
ch. 5 The Professional Education of Teachers: A Search for the Golden Mean (Merle L. Borrowman)
Discussion of the Paper (Robert W. Lynn)
ch. 6 Theological Education as Professional Education (James M. Gustafson)
ch. 7 Discussion Highlights
Appendix: Are the Clergy a Profession? Everett C. Hughes)
Notes to:
Presidents (David S. Schuller)
Trustees (Gerald B. Strickler)
Professors (Benjamin A. Johnson)
Librarians (Walter P. Sylvander)
Seminary Staff Officers (Henry W. Brooks)
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Dimensions of Change

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1969
Theological Education 5, no. 4 (A Profile of Contemporary Seminarians Revisited)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Changes in Higher Education

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The Role of Seminaries in Recruitment (C. Douglas Lewis)
So Who Listens? (Eugene I. Van Antwerp)
A Reflection on Models (James V. Fisher)
Field Education as Locus for "Theological Reflection" (James W. Bergland)
Some Issues in Theological Education (Owen C. Thomas)
AATS, Educational Techniques, and Seminary Libraries (Calvin C. Klemt)
Self-Evaluation Guides in Clinical Pastoral Education (Thomas W. Klink)
The Grassroots Theologian (Carnegie Samuel Calian)
The Seminaries' Responsibility in Overseas Theological Training (Frances I. Andersen)
Notes to:
Administrators (Richard L. Rising)
Trustees (Matthew E. Welch)
Professors (Herman J. Ridder)
Librarians (Warren R. Mehl)
Seminary Staff Officers (Alvar L. Lindgren)
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Issues, Setting, and Process in Education for Ministry

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1969
Theological Education 5, no. 4, supp. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Double Messages in Seminary Training (David K. O’Rourke)
Key Issues in the Personal Preparation of Clergy (Barton M. Lloyd)
Self-Reflective Process in a Pastoral Field Training Program (William P Heffernan)
Theological Education and Field Education (Robert S. Lowndes)
Dissimilar Field Placement in the Pastoral Training Seminar: A Way of Instructing in the Pastoral Contact (David K. O’Rourke)
An Experiment in Education for an Overseas Pastoral Ministry (Edmund V. Glomski)
Mental Health, the Clergyman, and Marriage Counseling—A New Training Setting (John A. Snyder)
Processing a First Year Pastoral Training Program (William C. Myers)
The Use of “Reality Practice” in a Pastoral Counseling Course (Robert A. Nykamp)
Professional Supervision of Pastoral Work (Denis J. Hanly)
Dilemmas Confronting the Supervisor in Theological Education (Hilda M. Goodwin)
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Theological Libraries: Assets or Liabilities?

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1969
Theological Education 6, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Librarians as Teachers

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Change, Relevance, and Theological Librarianship (C. Douglas Jay)
The Library Versus the Streets (Glen W. Davidson)
The Library in Cluster Arrangements (Maria Grossmann)
Systems Analysis and the Theological Library (Doralyn J. Hickey)
Systems Analysis and the Theological Library: A Response (John David Batsel)
Regional Cooperation and Bibliographic Control among San Francisco Bay Area Seminary Libraries (Stillson Judah)
Pooling of Resources and Bibliographical Control (Ronald E. Diener)
The Theological Library and the Global Villiage (James J. Michael)
Planning and Designing Buildings for the New Theological Library (Benjamin J. Stein)
Traditional Library Functions and the Economic Factor (John Dillenberger)
Theological Libraries and the Financial Crisis: A Response (Peter L. Oliver)
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Action Training Centers' Challenge to Theological Education

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1970
Theological Education 6, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Alternative Classrooms

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Why This Issue? (Robert H. Bonthius)
Action Training: What is it? (Robert H. Bonthius)
Getting into Social Action—and Staying with It (Robert H. Bonthius)
Theological Practice in Action Training (William R. Voelkel)
Action Training: Does it work? (Robert H. Bonthius)
Some Organizational Problems Facing Action Training Centers (J. Alan Winter)
Action Training: One More Technology for the Seminaries—or a New Life Style? (Robert H. Bonthius)
Action Training and the Seminaries: Four Possibilities W. Paul Jones)
Seminaries and the Social Project: Concluding Unsolicited Advice (Richard Henry Lueke)
Appendix: The Action Training Coalition
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The Black Religious Experience and Theological Education

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1970
Theological Education 6, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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Why A Conference on the Black Religious Experience and Biblical Studies
(C. Shelby Rooks)
Perspectives and Questions: The Black Religious Experience and Biblical Studies
(Charles B. Copher)
Reflections and Meditations on the Training of Religious Leaders for the New Black Generation
(Vincent Harding)
Black Power, Black Theology, and the Study of Theology and Ethics
(James H. Cone)
Issues and Perspectives: The Practical Field and its Relationship to the Black Man’s Practice of the Christian Faith
(Henry H. Mitchell)
Reports from the Workshop:
The Biblical Field (Robert A. Bennet)
The Historical Field (Charles H. Long)
The Practical Field (J. Archie Hargraves)
Notes to:
Presidents (Reuben H. Huenemann)
Trustees (C. Davis Weyerhauser)
Professors (Eugene I. Van Antwerp)
Librarians (Ronald F. Deering)
Seminary Staff Members (Herbert L. Jones)
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The Black Religious Experience and Theological Education for the Seventies

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1970
Theological Education 6, no. 3, supp. (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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The Purpose of Black Studies
Student Recruitment, Admissions, and Financial Aid
Curriculum and Field Experience
Black Faculty
Some Areas of Research
Placement
The Committee
(Supplement is a Report of the Special AATS Committee—May 1970)
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Theological Education and Community

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1970
Theological Education 6, no. 4 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Some Deliberately Immoderate Observations on Theological Education (Arthur R. McKay)
Confrontation at the Christian Theological Union (Richard L. Rising)
Reflections on “Confrontation at the Christian Theological Union” (Thomas Campbell)
Major Issues in the AATS 1970 Biennial Meeting (Jesse H. Ziegler)
“A New Degree Program . . . but the World is Still Messed Up” (David S. Schuller)
The Office of the Presidency in Denominational Theological Seminaries (David Belgum)
Comments on “The Office of the Presidency” (John C. Bennett)
Notes to:
Presidents (William D. Porter)
Trustees (James E. Shapland)
Professors (John Bluck)
Seminary Staff Officers (Wilmina Rowland)
Librarians (John Sayre)
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Aspects of Management and Governance

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1970
Theological Education 7, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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Seminary Staff Officers Set New Directions in Claremont Meeting (Henry W. Brooks)
Managerial Implications of Theological Education in the 1970s (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Crisis in Theological Education (Charles Shelby Rooks)
The Computer—For Seminaries? (C. Richard Broome)
Governance of the Theological School (Wesner Fallaw)
Student Power and Governance (Gerald L. Painter and Raymond Bryan Brown)
Theological Education: A Bird’s Eye Perspective (Richard L. Rising)
Action Training: A Methodology and Theology (Nathan Kollar)
AATS News
Announcements
Directory Changes
Bibliographic Suggestions
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Some Aspects of Evaluation

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1971
Theological Education 7, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Assessing Students

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Student Evaluation: Neglected Stepchild of Curricular Revision (Donald C. Houts)
Toward a More Genuinely Comprehensive Examination (James C. Logan)
The New Presbyterian System of Evaluation Candidates for Ordination (Lewis A. Briner)
Performance Evaluation in Ministry (Henry Babcock Adams)
Psychological Testing in Evaluation and Guidance of Seminary Students (John B. McConahay)
A Modified Form of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory for Religious Personnel (William C. Bier, S.J.)
“Breakdown of Society,” “Opinion Pollster,” and Ministry (James E. Dittes and Carlton D. Blanchard)
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Parameters and Priorities in Theological Education

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1971
Theological Education 7, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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The Search for Parameters and Priorities (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Theological Education as Education for Church Occupations (Edwin L. Becher)
Theological Education as Education for Ministry (David T. Shannon)
Theological Education for Dual Occupations: Medicine and Ministry(Granger E. Westburg)
Law and Ministry (Clinton D. Morrison, Jr.)
Theological Education: Education for Liberators (Miles J. Jones)
Theological Education and the Emergence of Identity (Wayne L. Proudfoot)
Theological Education as Preparation for Teaching and Research (James H. Nichols)
The Theological Training of a Priest-Educator (Sean McEvenue)
Remarks Excerpted from “The Crisis in Rhetoric” (Paul L. Holmer)
Response to Paul Holmer (Charles Shelby Rooks)
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Theological Education (ATS Journal)

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1971
Theological Education 8, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Seminaries and Professional Education (James D. Glasse)
Recruitment of Minority Groups (Edward Wright, Jr.)
The Seminary as Testing Ground (W. Robert Martin, Jr.)
Theologizing in Field Education Carl B. Trutter)
Interprofessional Seminar on the Role of the Professions—A Report (E. Clinton Gardner)
Boston Area Communes and Their Implications for Theological Education (David Finkelhor)
A Theological Faculties Profile: A 1970–71 Survey of AATS Schools (Marvin J. Taylor)
Between Ignorance and Arrogance (Frederick Herzog)
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Graduate Education in Religion

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1971
Theological Education 8, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Some Implications of the ACLS Study for Education in the Theological Seminaries (Paul I. Bechtold, Arthur R. McKay, William E. Hull, and Claude Welch)
Biblical Suggestions
The Leaven of Undergraduates in Graduate and Professional Education
What’s Happening Among Governing Boards of Theological Schools
Letter to the Editor
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Voyage: Vision: Venture Report of the Task Force on Spiritual Development The American Association of Theological Schools

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1972
Theological Education 8, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Report of Task Force on Spiritual Development
Vignette
Voyage
Vision
Venture
Conclusion
Persisters and Withdrawals (Frederick A. Lonsway)
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Women in Theological Education: Past, Present, and Future

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1972
Theological Education 8, no. 4 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty

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Editorial Introduction (Emily C. Hewitt)
Women with a Past: A New Look at the History of Theological Education (Dorothy Bass Fraser)
An Advocate’s Guide to Seminary Discussions of “The Woman Question” (Beverly Harrison)
Women’s Rising Consciousness: Implications for the Curriculum (Karen L. Bloomquist)
The Women’s Movement and Men in Seminary (Lynn S. Larson)
Woman Minister? (Sarah Bently-Doely)
The Invisible Women: Workers and Wives (Virginia Lieson Bereton)
Going Back to Seminary: An Old Wife’s Tale (Marna McKenzie)
To Catholic Women Contemplating Theological Education: “Que Vadis?” (Margaret N. Maxey)
Visions of Possibility: Women for Theological Education (Peggy Ann Way)
Women in Theological Education: Selected Resources (Betty S. Pagett)
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Critical Issues - 1972

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1972
Theological Education 9, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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The Wing Wherewith We Fly to Heaven (Ewald B. Nyquist)
Key Issues Facing AATS in 1972 (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Theological Education in 1972 (Allix Bledsoe James)
Report of the Task Force on Spiritual Development (Paul W. Hoon)
Education to the Ministry (Henri J.M. Nouwen)
The Trivial and the Ultimate: A Report on the Case Study Institute (Keith R. Bridston)
The Existing Malaise in the Theologizing of Field Experience (Lucien Richard)
Modern Art Sensitizing Agent for the Mature-Age Seminarian (L. Paul Trudinger)
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Some Models for Theological Education

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1973
Theological Education 9, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Theology: The Search for God and Man (Walter J. Burghardt)
New Things and Old: A New Testament Model for Theological Education (Paul L. Hammer)
An Alternative Model for Ministerial Education (C. Daniel Batson and D. Campbell Wyckoff)
Theological Education in the Free Church Tradition (Ross T. Bender)
Alternatives to Clustering (Frederick Kirschenmann and James H. Legg)
Case Study Materials and Seminary Teaching (C. Samuel Calian)
Simulation Games in Seminary Instruction (Lucien E. Coleman, Jr.)
Accreditation, Cooperation, Strategy: A Chance for Survival for Theological Libraries (Ronald E. Diener)
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Methods of Theological Teaching

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1973
Theological Education 9, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   General Overviews

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Impossible Possibility: On Teaching Church History in the D.Min. Curriculum (James H. Smylie, H. McKennie Goodpasture, and Dean K. Thompson)
“Embodiment”: A Way of Doing Theological Education (Louis Weeks)
The Classical and the Functional: Interdisciplinary Team Teaching (Carl Bangs and Tex S. Sample)
Teaching the New Testament for Professional Ministry (Richard L. Scheef, Jr.)
Changing Roles for Seminary Faculty in an Issue-Centered Curriculum: A Case Study (L. Paul Trudinger)
Eliciting Educational Awareness: Pre-education and Seminary Education (Donald B. Rogers)
An Exploratory Model of Clinical Pastoral Education Involving Seminary, Hospital, and Parish (Paul R. Swanson)
A Doctor of Ministry Program: Nature, Educational Philosophy, and Structure (Warren F. Groff)
Readiness For Ministry (David S. Schuller)
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Theological Education in a World Context

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1973
Theological Education 9, no. 4 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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A Preliminary Word from the TEF Directors
In Search of Renewal in Theological Education (Shoki Coe)
The TEF and the Uncertain Future of Third World Theological Education (James A. Berquist)
Theology of Liberation—Liberation of Theology Educational Perspectives (Aharon Sapsezian)
Whither Theological Education?An African Perspective (Desmond M.B. Tutu)
Southeast Asia Graduate School of Theology Advanced Theological Study in Context (Ivy Chou)
A Stance of Interdependence( Herbert M. Zorn)
Black American Graduate and Professional Doctors in Religion 1968–1973 (Marshall C. Grigsby)
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From Those Who Teach and Minister A Special Report from The Fund for Theological Education, Inc.

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Rooks, Charles Shelby and W. Robert Martin, Jr., eds.
1973
Theological Education 9, no. 4, supp. (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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Some Reflections on My Ministry (Almus M. Thorp, Jr.)
A Ministry of Hope from a Double Minority (James A. Forbes, Jr.)
The Discovery of Self and Ministry (Richard Erikson)
Seminary Teaching and the Ministry Today (Catherine L. Gunsalus)
To Seize the Times (Lawrence N. Jones)
The Significance of the Fund for Theological Education (Charles Shelby Rooks)
Genuine Interest and a New Vitality (W. Robert Martin, Jr.)
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Cooperation in Theological Education - 1973

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1973
Theological Education 10, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Cooperation in Theological Education in the United States and Canada—1973 (Charles L. Taylor)
Introduction
Views on Cooperation
Weaknesses in Cooperation
Finances
Library Cooperation
Structure of Organization
Tests of Effective Cooperation
Conclusion
Cluster Curriculum Planning: Creative Coordination (Robert J. Flinn and Donald F. Williams)
The Assessment of Readiness for the Practice of Professional Ministry: An Abstract (David Schuller)
The Assessment of Readiness for the Practice of Professional Ministry: Rationale and Research Method (David S. Schuller, Morton P. Strommen, and Milo L. Brekke)
Fellowship Announcement
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Evaluation in Theological Education

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1974
Theological Education 10, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Assessing Students

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Evaluative Criteria for Seminary Governing Boards (Warren H. Deem)
Psychological Measurement in Theological Schools (Richard A. Hunt)
The Theological School Inventory: Is It Still Valid? (Sue W. Cardwell)
The MMPI Reconsidered: A Study of the Cart-Horse Problem in the Prediction of Success in the Ministry (John M. Berecz)
Assessing Simulated and Actual Job Performance (Robert J. Menges)
Maturity Appropriate for Advancement to the Theologate (Alfred C. Hughes)
Good News for Seminary Personnel (Jesse H. Ziegler)
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Case Study in Theological Education

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1974
Theological Education 10, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Case Study Method

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Metaphysics of the Mundane (Keith R. Bridston)
A Case Study Method for Moral Education (Frederick S. Carney)
The Case Method in Law Study (Richard Strecker)
Casuistry and Case Method: An Interview (Richard A. Hill and Kevin A. Wall)
Transferring Professional Training Models: The Case Method for Theological Education? (Fred K. Foulkes)
Case Study Methods for Historical Studies (Louis R. Weeks)
Case Study: Lyman Beecher (1775–1863) (Louis R. Weeks)
The Case Method Project At Lancaster Theological Seminary (Arthur M. Sherman and James D. Glasse)
Annotated Bibliography on the Case Study Method
Courses Using Case Study (M. B. Handspicker)
Ruminations of a Novice Case Study Teacher (M. B. Handspicker)
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Theological Education by Extension

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1974
Theological Education 10, no. 4 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Alternative Classrooms

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The Current Status of Theological Education by Extension (Wayne C. Weld)
Open Theological Education (F. Ross Kinsler)
Theological Education by Extension: Much More than a Fad (Ted Ward)
Theological Education by Extension: What Can It Offer Churches in North America? (David R. Cochran)
Seminaries Ought to be Asking Who as well as How (C. Peter Wagner)
In Defense of the Academic Seminary (Colin W. Williams)
Suggested Bibliography on Theological Education by Extension
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The Needs Within Theological Education

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1974
Theological Education 11, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Theological Education—A Worldwide Perspective (Shoki Coe)
Executive Director’s Report to the Atlanta Biennial Meeting (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Some Contributions to Planning the Future of Theological Education: What is Most Needed in and from Theological Schools? (S. Loren Bowman; Gordon S. Cowan; Frank G. Dickey; Walter Harrelson; Mary Hennessey; Bess S. Jones; C. Benton Kline, Jr.; W. Robert Martin, Jr.; Martin E. Marty; William T. McKee; Howard M. Mills; David M. Murphy; Merlyn W. Northfelt; Winston Paul; Porter Routh; Eugene I. Van Antwerp; and Gayraud S. Wilmore)
Differentiating Models of Supervision in Theological Field Education (Donald F. Beisswenger)
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Women in Theological Education: An Issue Reexamined

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1975
Theological Education 11, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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The Seminary Quarter for Women at Grailville: Toward a Feminist Approach to Theological Education (Murphy Davis)
Women Theologizing: Naming and Claiming our Style (Susan Ross Clewell, Anita Herrick, Susan Haverstadt, Susan Vogel, and Susan Thorton)
A Survey of Interests and Agendas of Women in U.S. Church Denominations (Linda J. Hanson)
Women in the Seminary: A Roman Catholic Perspective (Joseph P. Brennan)
Association of Theological Schools Affirmative Action Plan (Arabella Meadows-Rogers)
A Modest Proposal (Fay Hollingshead Ellison)
Men in Conversation About Men (James W. Bergland, Tom F. Driver, Marvin Ellison, Bruce Robbins, Sidney D. Skirvin, and Arabella Meadows-Rogers)
Doctoral Placement Service for Women in Religion
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Recruiting for Academic Excellence in Theological Schools

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Heaton, Ada Beth and C. Adrian Heaton
1975
Theological Education 11, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Origin and Scope of the Study
The Academic Levels of Students Entering Seminaries and Other Professional Schools
Investigative Methods, Theoretical Framework, and Issues Raised by the Consultants
Intellectual, Leadership, and Creative Qualities of High Achieving Students
Helping Intellectually Able Students Obtain Significant Information About Ministry
Persons Who Influence Them Toward Ministry
Values Able Students Consider Appropriate or those Planning to Enter Ministry
Helping Academic Achievers Select Theological Schools
Ways Indirect Change Agents can Facilitate the Work of Direct Interpreters and Enlisters
Long-range Planning to Improve the Interpreting-Enlisting Process for Talented Persons
Recommendations and Further Research Needed
Appendix
Notes and Additional Relevant References
Announcements of Awards
Three Kinds of Talent (Figure)
Tables:
Description of the Thirty-Three Sample Schools
First Professional Activities of the Entering Classes of 1963 and 1968 after Leaving Seminary
Types of Undergraduate Institutions Attended
Students Participating in Leadership Experiences
Students' Self-rating of Their Intellectual Creativity
Other Occupations Seriously Considered
Significant Sources of Information about Ministry
Influence of Various Persons toward Ministry at Developmental Levels
Helpful Sources of Information about Seminaries
Factors Considered When Selecting Seminaries
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Theological Field Education For Ministry

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1975
Theological Education 11, no. 4 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Creating a Model for Field Education (George W. Baldwin and Paul B. Maves)
Education Models in Field Education (James D. Whitehead and Evelyn Eaton Whitehead)
The Internship Year: Preparation for Professional Self-Development (Robert A. Chesnut)
Integration of Field Education into the Curriculum (David M. Murphy)
Spiritually and the Director of Field Education (Marylu J. Fowler and James Simmons)
Women in Field Education: Some New Answers to Old Questions (Arabella Meadows-Rogers)
Training Field Education Supervisors (William S. Pregnall and Elizabeth E. Hampton)
Ministry is an Art: Field Education and the Case Method as Loop System (Keith R. Bridston)
The Teaching Parish and the Supervising Pastor (Robert K. Nace)
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Governance of Theological Schools

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1975
Theological Education 12, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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Multilateral Brokerage in Governance (William K. McElvaney)
Reflections on Student Participation in Governance (Carl W. Rohfs)
Reflections on Administrative Life Style
Within a Church Related Seminary (William H. Kade)
Within an Evangelical Multidenominational Seminary (Frank Bateman Stanger)
Effects of Faculty Unionization on Seminary Governance
As Seen by a President (Walter F. Peterson)
As Seen by a Faculty Member (Carnegie Samuel Calian)
Models of Governance (Dwight E. Stevenson)
Divinity School Governance Within a University Structure
A Private Canadian University Perspective (Elliott B. Allen)
A Private U.S. University Perspective (Krister Stendahl)
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Academic Freedom and Faculty Tenure

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1976
Theological Education 12, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Faculty Well-Being

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Report of the Task Force on Academic Freedom and Faculty Tenure (Walter Harrelson, et al., 1975)
Faculty Tenure, Term Appointments, and Retirement Policy in Theological Schools (Barbara A. Laukaitis and Jesse H. Ziegler)
Academic Freedom in the Service of the Church (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Personality Theory and the Formative Process (Francis A. Lonsway)
Theological Education and the “Liberal Arts” (William E. Hull)
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Readiness for Ministry: Significance for Church and Seminary

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1976
Theological Education 12, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Readiness for Ministry: Implementation in Church and Seminary (David S. Schuller)
Readiness for Ministry and Curriculum Design (Neely D. McCarter and Sara Little)
Basis of Dialogue Between Church and Seminary (Joseph D. Quillian, Jr.)
Sharpening Goals and Evaluation in Field Education (Nicholas B. Van Dyck)
New Foundations for Institutional Assessment (Eugene I. Van Antwerp)
From Skeptic to Cautious Enthusiast: A Bureaucratic View (Howard M. Mills)
Curricula, Accreditation, and Ordination (Meredith B. Handspicker)
Developing Goals for Continuing Education (Connolly C. Gamble)
Readiness for Ministry and Career Development (J. Bentley Peters)
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The D.Min. in ATS: 1976

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1976
Theological Education 12, no. 4 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Revised D.Min. Standards
The D.Min. a Decade Later (Allen J. Moore)
The Doctor of Ministry: Once More to Serve (Lloyd E. Sheneman)
The D.Min. in a Canadian Cluster Setting (J. Charles Hay)
How much does a D.Min. Cost? (Kenneth R. Hougland)
The Role of a Congregation in a D.Min. Program (Donald E. Miller)
D.Min. Projects: The Horrifying End (J. Randall Nichols)
Some Reflections on the Development and Current Status of the D.Min. (Marvin J. Taylor)
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Education for Readiness for Ministry in a Pluralistic Setting

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1976
Theological Education 13, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Religious Diversity

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Freedom’s Holy Light (Frederick W. Whittaker)
ATS: 1974–76—The Executive Director’s Report (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Readiness for Ministry: Report on the Research (Milo L. Brekke, David S. Schuller, and Merton P. Strommen)
The Role of the States in Theological Education (Richard M. Millard)
Indicators of Crisis in Theological Education (Jesse H. Ziegler)
Seminary Management from the President’s Perspective: A Bicentennial Overview (David A. Hubbard)
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Issues in Theological Education - 1977

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1977
Theological Education 13, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Rooted in the Communities of Faith: A Reaffirmation of a Learned Ministry (Krister Stendahl)
The Black Religious Experience and Theological Education—1970–1976: A Six-Year Assessment (Marshall C. Grigsby)
Hispanic Ministry: New York Theological Seminary (George W. Webber)
Towards a Bilingual Seminary: A Catholic Effort (Urban Voll)
The Place of the Theological College in the University (Reginald Stackhouse)
Clergy Supply and Demand: Research in Progress (Jackson W. Carroll and Robert L. Wilson)
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Experience-Oriented: Learning in Theological Education

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1977
Theological Education 13, no. 3 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Constructivist & Active Learning Theory

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Competence Model Education (James P. Martin)
An Attempt at an Interdisciplinary M.Div. Curriculum (Walter A. Brueggemann)
The Evaluation of Formation Based on Observable Behavior (John F. Cross and William C. Eigel)
Enhancing Learner Awareness Through Feedback Instruments (Donald B. Rogers)
Clio in the Classroom: The Use of Case Studies in the Teaching of History (Garth M. Rosell)
Simulation in Theological Education Donald E. Miller)
Introductory Theological Interpretation as Competency Based Education (Clyde J. Steckel and Donald R. White)
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Issues in Accrediting

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1977
Theological Education 14, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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The Accreditation Complex (Marvin J. Taylor)
Non-Governmental Accreditation—Threats and Opportunities (Kenneth E. Young)
The U.S. Office of Education’s Role in Supporting Accreditation in the United States (John R. Proffitt and Barbara J. Blinker)
The ATS and the Regional Accrediting Commissions (Marvin J. Taylor)
Accreditation’s Responsibility to Education Consumers (Elaine H. El-Knawas)
The States and Accreditation: A Case Study (William L. Baumgaertner)
Future Pressures in Accrediting Affecting ATS (Jesse H. Ziegler)
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The Purpose of a Theological School: Twelve Years Later

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1978
Theological Education 14, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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The Understanding of Purpose in a Seminary Closely Related to the Church (James I. McCord)
Purpose in a University Divinity (Colin Williams)
Purpose in Roman Catholic Seminaries: In a Diocesan Seminary (John A. Grindel)
Purpose in Roman Catholic Seminaries: In a Jesuit Seminary Community (Jean-Marc Laporte)
Purpose in a School Faced with Mission to the City (Donald W. Shriver, Jr.)
A Reflection on Theological Education for the Whole Church (Lawrence N. Jones)
The Purpose of a Seminary which is Part of the Evangelical Movement (Kenneth M. Meyer)
The Purpose of Purpose: Goals of a University Faculty of Religious Studies (Joseph C. McLelland)
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Realism with Vision

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1978
Theological Education 15, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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The ATS in the 80s: Visionary Realism (David A. Hubbard)
Access to Professional Education (Harold H. Wilke)
Education Strategies in Theological Education (Edward L. Hayes)
Experience with Instructional Objectives (Agnes Cunningham)
Accreditation and Improvement of Theological Education (Marvin J. Taylor)
Accreditation—An Opportunity? (Lloyd J. Robertson)
Response to Marvin J. Taylor’s Essay (Donald W. Shriver, Jr. and Malcolm L. Warford)
Internationalizing Theological Education (Joseph C. Hough, Jr.)
Dukes’s Investigations into the World Mission of the Church (McMurry S. Richey)
The Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Formation (Daniel Buechlein)
Integrating Contemplation and Action (Tilden H. Edwards, Jr.)
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Dialogue Between Church and Seminary

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1979
Theological Education 15, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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About Sound Teaching (Thomas W. Gillespie)
The Church Speaks to the Seminary (Michael J. Murphy)
The American Lutheran Church’s Expectations Resound Teaching (David Preus)
Preparation of Ministers Competent to Minister (Porter Routh)
The Seminary as the Church’s School (F. Thomas Trotter)
The Church Speaks to its Seminaries on Preparing of Christian Education Specialists (A. Lloyd Shorten)
Education Toward the Entire Church (John Hurst Adams)
The Lay Viewpoint (Howard Butt)
The Seminary Speaks to the Church about Trust, Freedom, and Support (J. Charles Hay)
A National Symbol of Confidence and Support (Jameson Jones)
Dream, Dream, Dream (Charles Shelby Rooks)
The Seminary Speaks to the Church about Opening Ministries for All Who are Prepared (Helen M. Wright)
Immersing For Ministry: Education and Evangelism in Church and Seminary (John Lynn Carr)
National Church Bodies and Interdenominational Theological Education (Grant S. Shockley)
Theological Reflections on Allocating Scarce Church Funds for Theological Education (Marlin E. Miller)
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Theological Education and Liberation Theology: A Symposium

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1979
Theological Education 16, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diversity and Justice

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Theological Education and Liberation Theology: An Invitation to Respond (Frederick Herzog, with Thomas Ambrogi, Robert McAfee Brown, Lee Cormie, Paul Hammer, Edward Huenemann, Thomas A. Langford, M. Douglas Meeks, Lewis S. Mudge, Benjamin A. Reist, Theodore H. Runyon, George Telford)
A Symposium of Response
1. What is Your Assessment of the Basic Thesis
2. What are its Specific Implications for Theological Education? (John C. Bennett; Donald C. Bloesch; Katie G. Cannon; John H. Carwright; Harvery G. Cox, Jr.; Richard D. N. Dickinson; Virgilio P. Elizondo; C. Douglas Jay; Ernest W. Lefever; Martin E. Marty; Schubert E. Ogden; Aharon Sapsezian; Peter Schineller; Ronald J. Sider; Ronald H. Stone; Charles C. West; and Barbara Brown Zikmund)
Faculty/Staff Development
Announcements
On Writing Theological Scholarship and Research Grant Applications (Joseph M. Kitagawa)
Observations about Good Proposals (John Hurd)
What Makes a Winning Proposal in Administrative Staff Development? (Dayton D. Hultgren)
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Black Pastors/White Professors: An Experiment in Dialogic Education

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Wilmore, Gayraud S., ed.
1980
Theological Education 16, no. 1, spec. issue (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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Introduction (Gayraud S. Wilmore)
Collaboration and Challenge: Analysis of the Process (Abstract) (James B. Ashbrook, and Louis Charles Harvey)
Our Reflection on the Lilly Project (Paul Garlington, et al.)
Commentary on the Process (Gayraud S. Wilmore)
The Project and Biblical Studies (Werner E. Lemke)
The Project and Historical Studies (Richard M. Spielmann)
The Project and Theological Studies (Kenneth Cauthen)
The Final Interviews with the Pastors (Thomas H. Troeger)
Concluding Commentary (Gayraud S. Wilmore)
Appendix—Biographical Sketches of the Participants
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Pastor and Parish as Co-learners in the Doctor of Ministry Program: An Experiment in Theological Education

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1980
Theological Education 16, no. 2, spec. issue (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Collaborative Learning   |   Theological Education

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I. Background, Goals, and Underlying Assumption of the Hartford Seminary D.Min. Program
A. Background
B. Purpose and Goals
C. Underlying Assumptions
II. Implementing the Assumption: Program Components and Design
A. Design of the Core Program
B. Design of the Parish Option
III. Research and Evaluation Design
IV. Who Came and Why: Clergy and Congregations in the Hartford D.Min. Class of 1977
A. Motivation for Pastors Entering the Program
B. Characteristics of Entering Clergy
C. Characteristics of the Parishes
D. Comparisons between Pastors and Parishes in the Two Options
V. A Lesson in Innovation: How the Program Components Worked
A. The Core Program in Operation
B. The Parish Option in Operation
C. More than Sugar Pills for the Control Group
D. Hidden Assumptions Jump Out
VI. Did It Make a Difference? Change in Clergy and Congregation
A. Parish Change
B. Factors Related to Parish Change
C. Factors Related to Pastor Change
VII. The Bottom Line: Program Changes, Cost/Benefits, and Implications for Theological Education
A. Doctoring and Redesigning
B. Costs and Benefits for the Seminary
C. Implications for Theological Education
D. Postscript
Commentary (Loren B. Mead, J. Randall Nichols, and Perry LeFevre)
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Education for Ministry in Aging: Gerontology in Seminary Training

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1980
Theological Education 16, no. 3, spec. issue (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Gerontology in Seminary Training: Introduction and Overview(Thomas C. Cook, Jr.)
Spiritual Well-being Definition and Commentary

Part I
Aging and Theological Education (David O. Moberg)

Part II
Education for Ministry in Aging: Guidelines for Competency Objectives (Thomas C. Cook, Jr.; Thomas W. Mahler; and Donna L. McGinty)
(Writing team)
Guidelines for competency Objectives—Development and Potential (Thomas W. Mahler)
Interdisciplinary Approaches and Concerns
Theological and Biblical Foundations (Paul Maves)
Life Contexts of Older Persons (Mildred M. Seltzer)
Process of Aging (Dan G. Blazer, II)
Policies and Aging (Clinton W. Hess)
Programs (James A. Thorson and Bruce J. Horacek)
Religious Education and Aging (Jerry C. Grubbs)
Action in Aging: A Religious View (Herman H. Denning)
Values and Aging (Arthur H. Becker)
Strategies for Using the Guidelines
. . . In Seminary Curricula (Jesse H. Ziegler)
. . . In Seminary and Continuing Education (Clyde L. Manschreck)
. . . In Congregational Settings(Sanford Seltzer)
. . . In Individual Competency-Building (Samuel L. Gandy)
. . . In Higher Education in Gerontology (Mildred M. Seltzer)
. . . In Developing Curricula in Secular Gerontology and in Professional In-Service Training (Dan G. Blazer, II)

Part III
Emerging Curricular Models for Education for Ministry in Aging Ministry with Older Persons (Albert L. Meiburg)
To Know With Feeling (Mary Alice D. Edwards)
The Life Span and Older Persons (Marcus D. Bryant)
Ministry of the Church with Older Adults (Robert E. Fillinger)
Aging: A Challenging Theme for Theological Reflection (Maureen Egan)
Caring for the Aging (Vernon L. Strempke)
A Developmental View of Aging (David W. Danner)
References

Part IV
Bringing Spirit to Aging Education in the 1980s (Reuel L. Howe)

Appendix
National Consultants to Project-GIST and Project-GIST Staff
Participants in Project-GIST, 1977–79
Abstracts: GIST Participants Sub-projects
Organizations and Agencies with Direct Participation or Representation in Project-GIST
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Administrative Staff Development in Theological Schools

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1980
Theological Education 16, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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The Professional Manager within the Mission of the Theological Schoo (Dayton D. Hultgren)
What We Need to Know About Law—Federal and State (Wesley S. Walton)
Government Aid—Buried Treasure (Robert E. Broadwell)
Government Aid—Hidden Curse (John W. Baker)
From Student to Ministry through Theological Education (W. Robert Martin, Jr.)
Resource List for Seminary Registrars (Vera L. Watts)
Marketing and Recruitment: Two Unholy Words and Their Possible Usefulness in Theological Education (Lowell H. Fewster)
What Is Theological Research? (H. Darrell Lance)
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Mission, Spirituality, and Scholarship

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1980
Theological Education 17, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Spirituality Formation in Theological Schools: Ferment and Challenge. A Report of the ATS-Salem Institute on Spirituality (Tilden H. Edwards, Jr.)
The Seminary Enterprise: An Appraisal (James I. McCord)
The Accountability of Theological Education to the Mission of the Church (Donald W. Shriver, Jr.)
Unravelling the Library Mystique (John Dillenberger)
Dealing with PAIN: Preservation, Automation, Interpretation, and Negotiation (John B. Trotti)
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Basic Issues in Theological Education

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1981
Theological Education 17, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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The Reform of Theological Education as a Theological Task (Edward Farley)
Notes toward a History: Theological Encyclopedia and the Evolution of Protestant Seminary Curriculum, 1908, 1968 (Robert Wood Lynn)
Theological Education as the Historical Critical Appropriation of Traditions (George Erik Rupp)
Reform in Theological Education as Political Task (Joseph D. Hough, Jr.)
Theoria and Praxis: A Partial Response (David Tracy)
Theological Education from a Free Church Perspective (Graydon F. Snyder)
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Theological Education: Perspectives on a Decade

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1981
Theological Education 18, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Reflection on the State of Theological Education in the 1980s (Leon Pacala)
Project Transition: An Assessment of ATS Programs and Services (Jackson W. Carroll)
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Trends in Canadian and American Theological Education, 1880–1980: Some Comparisons

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1982
Theological Education 18, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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Trends in Canadian and American Theological Education, 1880–1980: Some Comparisons (Robert T. Handy)
Responses: (Lloyd Gesner; John Webster Grant; William E. Hordern; George A. Rawlyk; and Laurence K. Shook)
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Disconcerting Old and New Imperatives in Theological Education

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1982
Theological Education 19, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Changes in Higher Education

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Disconcerting Old and New Imperatives in Theological Education (Robert N. Bellah)
Responses: (John H. Yoder; Paul H. Nichols; G. Russell Hatton; Michael J. Blecker)
Presidential Address (Harvey H. Guthrie, Jr.)
ATS and the Corporate Imperatives of Theological Education (Leon Pacala)
Internationalization: Global Mission (Shunji F. Nishi)
Maintaining Educational Quality in Economic Gridlock (Milton McC. Gatch)
Contemporary Challenges to Issues of Vocational Preparation (Sharon Parks)
Ecclesiastical Imperatives in Theological Education (Melinds Rope)r
A Theological Faculties Profile: 1981 Data Compared with the 1971 Study (Marvin J. Taylor)
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Teaching Offices of the Church and Theological Education

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1983
Theological Education 19, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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The Magisterium in History: A Theological Perspective (Avery Dulles)
The Teaching Office in the Church and Its Applications for Ministry and Theological Education: Questions and Discussion (Edward J. Frazer)
Authority and Theological Ecumenical Protestantism (John B. Cobb, Jr.)
The Protestant Minister and the Teaching Office of the Church (David C. Steinmetz)
Reflections on the New York Forum (Joseph A. Komonchak)
Reflection on the New York Forum: From Academy to Church (George Lindbeck)
Reflections on the St. Louis Forum: Teaching Offices in the Church (Robert J. Schreiter)
Reflections on the San Francisco Forum: The Teaching Offices of the Church and Theological Education (Joseph C. Hough, Jr.)
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Unity, Pluralism, and the Underrepresented

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1983
Theological Education 20, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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Modernity and Its Disadvantaged: The Cultural Context of Theological Education (Barbara Watts Hargrove)
The Cultural Context: A Historical/Social Analysis (John H. Cartwright)
Vision, Reality and Challenge: Black Americans and North American Theological Education, 1959–83 (Charles Shelby Rooks)
The Preparation of Hispanics for the Ministry of the Church (Ruben P. Arnedddriz)
The Hispanic Search Beyond Biculturalism (Felipe J. Estevez)
Reflections on a Revival: The Native American Alternative (Steven Charleston)
The Role of Pacific and Asian Americans in Theological Education (Roy I. Sano)
Christian Feminists Speak (I. Carter Heyward, et al.)
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Issues in Theological Education

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1984
Theological Education 20, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Mind Reading: Notes on the Basic Issues Program (David H. Kelsey and Barbara G. Wheeler)
Foundations for a Practical Theology of Ministry (James N. Poling and Donald E. Miller)
Thinking about the Church’s Thinking: Toward a Theological Ethnography (Lewis S. Mudge)
The Education of Practical Theologians (Joseph C. Hough, Jr.)
The Seminary Ideal in American Protestant Ministerial Education, 1700–1808 (W. Clark Gilpin)
Foundational Theology and Theological Education (Francis Schussler Fiorenza)
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Theological Libraries for the Twenty First Century: Project 2000 Final Report

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Peterson, Stephen L.
1984
Theological Education 20, no. 3, supp. (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Librarians as Teachers

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I. Introduction and Summary of Findings
A. Purpose and Structure of this Report
B. Summary of Finding and Recommendations
II. Context and Method of Project 2000
A. The Context of Project 2000
B. Method and Project Plan
C. Historical Setting of Project 2000
III. Roles of Theological Libraries
A. Introduction
B. Primary Roles of Theological Libraries
1. Representing the Tradition
2. Preserving the Fullness of Religious Life
3. Supporting the Curriculum
4. Shaping New Knowledge
5. Summary of Primary Roles of Theological Libraries
C. Collective Roles of Theological Libraries
D. Libraries and Life-long Education for Ministry
IV. Material Resources for Library Development
A. Introduction
B. Collection Development
C. Special Collections and Resources for Research
1. Documenting North American Religion
2. Documenting Third World Religion
D. The Continuing Need for Older Materials
E. Strategies for Securing Material Resources
1. A Theological Library Collection Profile
2. Machine Readable Bibliographic Records
3. Planning for Third World Documentation
4. A Preservation Program
F. Summary of Material Resource Needs
V. Personnel Resources
A. Introduction
B. The Need for Theological Librarians
1. Public Services
2. Collection Development
3. Administration and Planning
4. Bibliographic Description
C. The Preparation of Theological Librarians
D. Summary of Personnel Resources
VI. Physical Resources
A. Introduction
B. Library Buildings
C. A Strategy for Conserving Book Stack Space
D. Summary of Physical Facilities
VII. Coordinating Structures
A. Introduction
B. Bibliographic Systems and Computers
C. Special Collections
D. Budget Trends and Planning
E. Cooperation
F. Facilities
G. Preservation
H. Personnel
I. ATLA Effectiveness
J. Personal Epilogue
Appendix
A. Questionnaire Responses
Tables
A. Preservation Priorities
B. Graduate Preparation of Theological Librarians
C. How Schools will Provide for Library Growth
D. Use of Micro-Computers for Library Services
E. Special Theological Library Collections
F. Time Period and Formats of Special Collections
G. General ATLA Effectiveness
H. Importance and Effectiveness of Selected ATLA Programs
I. Local Library Needs
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PART I: The Search for Unity in Our Pluralism PART II: Current Themes in Theological Education

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1984
Theological Education 21, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Religious Diversity

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Part I
Theology That Tells People’s Passion Stories (Choan-Seng Song)
Babel and Beyond (Leander E. Keck)
The 1984 Presidential Address: Unity and Pluralism in Theological Education (Vincent dePaul Cushing)

Part II
James Franklin Hopewell: An Appreciation (James T. Laney)
A Congregational Paradigm for Theological Education (James F. Hopewell)
Theological Seminaries in the Future (John C. Fletcher)
Ministry, Sacred Space, and Theological Education: The Legacy of Victor Turner (Robert L. Moore)
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Defining Issues in Theological Education

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1985
Theological Education 21, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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The Professional Model of Ministry—Is it Worth Saving? (Jackson W. Carroll)
“I Rose and Found my Voice” Black Church Studies and Theological Education (James H. Evans, Jr.)
Theological Inquiry and Theological Education (Charles M. Wood)
Formation as a Unifying Concept of Theological Education (George P. Schner)
Convocation ’84: Issues in Theological Education
Editorial Introduction
Reflections on Convocation ’84: Issues in Theological Education
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Evaluation in Theological Education

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1985
Theological Education 22, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Assessing Students   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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A Theological Evaluation of Evaluations: The Evangelicals (Bill J. Leonard)
Measuring-Up for Ministry in the Roman Catholic Tradition (James A. Coriden)
A Theological Analysis of Evaluation within Protestantism (Grayson L. Tucker, Jr.)
The Evaluation of People in Theological Schools (Daniel O. Aleshire)
Program Evaluation: Some Practical Guidelines (Barbara G. Wheeler)
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Globalizing Theological Education in North America

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1986
Theological Education 22, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Changes in Higher Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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I. The Globalization of Theological Education: Setting the Task (Donald W. Shriver, Jr.)
II. Globalization in Theological Education: Summary and Analysis of Survey Data David S. Schuller)
III. Case Descriptions:
A. The Atlanta Theological Association (Erskine Clarke)
B. School of Theology at Claremont (Joseph C. Hough, Jr.)
C. Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary (Ralph R. Covell)
D. Fuller Theological Seminary (Paul E. Peirson)
E. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (J. Christy Wilson, Jr.)
F. Harvard Divinity School (Jane I. Smith)
G. Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (David L. Lindberg)
H. Princeton Theological Seminary (Samuel Hugh Moffett)
I. St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary (Pilar Aurensanz)
J. Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary (Russell Staples and Madeline Johnston)
K. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Justice C. Anderson)
L. Toronto School of Theology (Cyril Powles)
M. Union Theological Seminary, New York City (Kosuke Koyama)
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Global Challenges and Perspectives in Theological Education

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1986
Theological Education 23, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Changes in Higher Education

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Globalization of Theological Education (Francis Cardinal Arinze)
Responses to Keynote Address (David A. Hubbard; Henry H. Mitchell; and Barbara Brown Zikmund)
Globalization and the Task of Theological Education (Don S. Browning)
On Bi-Nationalism and Globalization (C. Douglas Jay)
Contextualization and Theological Education (Max L. Stackhouse)
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The Doctor of Ministry Program in the Context of Theological Education

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1987
Theological Education 23, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Editorial Introduction (David S. Schuller)
Doctor of Ministry Program: History, Summary of Findings, and Recommendations (Jackson W. Carroll and Barbara G. Wheeler)
Financial Issues Related to Director of Ministry Program (Badgett L. Dillard and Anthony T. Ruger)
Responses: (Faith E. Burgess, William E. Lesher, J. Randall Nichols, and Ray S. Anderson)
The Case for an Alternative Reading (Walter A. Brueggemann)
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Theological Education in a Religiously Diverse World

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1987
Theological Education 23, supp. (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Religious Diversity

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Ministerial Education in a Religiously Diverse World (W. Clark Gilpin)
A Recommendation Toward Humanistic Christian Witness (Franklin I. Gamwell)
Hermeneutics of Generosity and Suspicion: Pluralism and Theological Education (Margaret R. Miles)
The Vocation of the Theological Educator (James M. Gustafson)
Priorities in Theological Education (James M. Gustafson)
Spiritual Identity and Churchly Praxis (Richard J. Mouw)
Theory and Practice: Theological Education as a Reconstructive, Hermeneutical, and Practical Task (Francis Schussler Fiorenza)
Theological Education in a World of Religious and Other Diversities (Gayroud S. Wilmore)
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PART I: Spirituality in Theological Education PART II: Theological Scholarship and Research

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1987
Theological Education 24, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Editorial Introduction (Maura Fortkort)

Part I
Are We Lovers Anymore? (Alan Jones)
Responses: (Sandra M. Schneiders, Dwight L. Grubbs, Ralph W. Klein, John Meyendorff)
Spiritual Direction for Seminaries (Forster Freeman)
The Impact of Changing Ecclesiological and Christiological Models on Roman Catholic Seminary Education (Edward J. Ciuba)

Part II:
Living on Two Levels: The Work of the Academic Dean in North American Theological Education (Robert Wood Lynn)
The Scholarly Vocation: Its Future Challenges and Threats (Ronald F. Thiemann)
The Dean’s Responsibility for Faculty Research (Joseph C. Hough)
Response: (Jane I. Smith)
The Nature and State of Theological Scholarship and Research (Schubert M. Ogden)
Review of Scholarly Works

Christian Ethics:
Ethics From A Theocentric Perspective (Gustafson) (Robin W. Lovin)
Our Right to Choose: Toward a New Ethic of Abortion (Harrison) (Peter J. Paris)
The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Ethics (Childress, Macquarrie (J. Phillip Wogaman)

Theology:
The Humiliation of the Word (Ellul) (Donald G. Bloesch)
Christian Theology: An Introduction to Its Traditions and Tasks (Hodgson, King) (John B. Cobb, Jr.)
Sexism and God-Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology (Ruether) (Ellen Leonard)
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Theological Education as the Formation of Character

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1988
Theological Education 24, supp. (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Editorial Introduction (W. Clark Gilpin)
Spiritual Formation and Theological Education (George Lindbeck)
Can Virtue Be Taught? Education, Character, and the Soul (David Tracy)
Responses:
Theological Education as Character Formation? (Douglas John Hall)
Spiritual Awareness and the Formation of Character (Jane I. Smith)
Theological Education as Character Formation (Robert P. Meye)
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PART I: Reflections on the Literature on Theological Education Published Between 1955 and 1985 PART II: Thinking Theologically about Theological Education

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1988
Theological Education 24, supp. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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Editorial Introduction (Robert Wood Lynn)
Reflections on the Literature on Theological Education Published Between 1955–1985 (James M. Gustafson)
Introduction
Section One: Aspects and Contexts of Theological Education Addressed in the Literature
Section Two: Analysis of Perspectives in the Literature
Section Three: Thematic Reflections
Appendix: The Opportunities of a University Related Divinity School Bibliography
Thinking Theologically About Theological Education (Francis Schussler Fiorenza)
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A Profile of Contemporary Seminarians

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Larsen, Ellis L. and James M. Shopshire
1988
Theological Education 24, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Adult Learners

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Editorial Introduction (Maura Fortkort)
Foreward (Ellis Leif Larson)
A Profile of Contemporary Seminarians (Ellis L. Larson and James M. Shopshire)
I. Introduction: Why This Study?
II: What are Contemporary Seminarians Like?
III: What Draws People to a Seminary?
IV: How are Students Making it Financially?
V: What are Students Experiencing in Seminary?
VI: What does the Future Hold?
VII: What Can the Churches Expect?
Appendixes:
A. Findings by Denomination
B. Basic Questionnaire
C. Seminaries Included in Sample
D. Methodological Principles Followed
E. Bibliography
Figures and Tables
Seminary Population by Age and Sex
Protestant Seminaries by Age and Sex
Roman Catholic Seminarians by Age and Sex
Age by Sex
Ranking of Average Age
Marital Status by Age and Sex
Race by Age and Sex
Major Field of Study by Age and Sex
Own Theological Position by Age and Sex
Stick to Religion by Age and Sex
Evangelism Priority by Age and Sex
Social Change Priority by Age and Sex
Practice of Prayer by Age and Sex
Worship Attendance by Age and Sex
Motivators Toward Ministry
Decision Definite by Age and Sex
Decision Gradual by Age and Sex
Call vs. Ability by Age and Sex
Home Church Size by Age an Sex
Locality of Home Church by Age and Sex
Church Theological Position by Age and Sex
Previous Worship Attendance by Age and Sex
Church Leader by Age and Sex
Church Meaningful as Youth by Age and Sex
Reasons for Selecting Seminary
Financial Resources in Seminary
Financial Aid by Age and Sex
Current Income by Age and Sex
Current Income by Age and Sex
Hours Employed by Age and Sex
Spouse Employed by Age and Sex
Full/Part Time Student by Age and Sex
Indebtedness for Education by Age and Sex
Sources of Stress while in Seminary
Requirements Difficult by Age and Sex
Expectations Too High by Age and Sex
Curriculum Appropriate by Age and Sex
Teaching Methods by Age and Sex
Field E. Requirements by Age and Sex
Different Time for Courses by Age and Sex
Life Experiences by Age and Sex
Feel Part of Community by Age and Sex
Spouse a Part of Community by Age and Sex
Physical Facilities by Age and Sex
Seminary Housing by Age and Sex
Seminary Rules by Age and Sex
Self-confidence by Age and Sex
Self-esteem by Age and Sex
Hopefulness by Age and Sex
People Orientation by Age and Sex
Relationships by Age and Sex
Goal Orientation by Age and Sex
Current Life Satisfaction by Age and Sex
Vocational Aim by Age and Sex
Estimate of Education by Age and Sex
Expect Fair Placement by Age and Sex
Start at Bottom by Age and Sex
Free to Move for Placement by Age and Sex
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Age and Sex by Denomination
Race by Denomination
Own Theological Position by Denomination
Evangelism Priority by Denomination
Social Change Priority by Denomination
Practice of Prayer by Denomination
Worship Attendance by Denomination
Home Church Membership by Denomination
Home Church Locality by Denomination
Home Church Theological Position by Denomination
Seminary Selection Reasons by Denomination
Personal Financial Resources by Denomination
Adequacy of Financial Aid by Denomination
Indebtedness for School by Denomination
Personal Income by Denomination
Appropriateness of Curriculum by Denomination
Vocation Aim by Denomination
Anticipated Fairness of Placement by Denomination
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Emerging Visions of the World and Theological Education

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1988
Theological Education 25, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Changes in Higher Education

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Editorial Introduction (David S. Schuller)
On Science, and What It Might Suggest for the Church (Charles H. Townes)
The Arts in Theological Education for the Church (John W. Cook)
Theological Education as Advocate (Barbara Brown Zikmund)
Reflections on Theological Education as Character Formation (David H. Kelsey)
Reading Recommendations:
Worship (Robert N. Schnaper)
Liturgy (Mary M. Schaefer)
Pastoral Theology (Rodney J. Hunter)
Practical Theology (Don Browning)
Homiletics (Thomas Long)
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Commitment and Critical Inquiry in Theological Education

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1989
Theological Education 25, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Editorial Introduction: Commitment and Critical Inquiry (W. Clark Gilpin)
The Passion of Knowledge and the Sphere of Faith: A Study of Objectivity (Edward Farley)
Historical Study as Cultural Critique: A Proposal for the Role of Biblical Scholarship in Theological Education (Vincent L. Wimbush)
Theological Commitment and American Religious History (Harry S. Stout)
Objectivity and Advocacy (John A. Coleman)
The Theologian as Advocate (Sallie McFague)
Reflections on Discussions of “Advocacy and Critical Inquiry” in Theological Education (David H. Kelsey)
Basic Issues in Theological Education: A Selected Bibliography, 1980–1988 (W. Clark Gilpin)
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Curriculum Development in Multicultural Theological Education

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1989
Theological Education 26, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Editorial Introduction (Toinette M. Eugene)
Teaching Theology from an Intercultural Perspective (Robert J. Schreiter)
A Reflection on “Teaching Theology from an Intercultural Perspective” (Fumitaka Matsuoka)
The Case for Social Ethics: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement (Robert Michael Franklin)
Revisioning the Preaching Curriculum (Edwina Hunter)
Teaching the New Testament from a Feminist Perspective (Joanna Dewey)
Reading Recommendations:
New Testament (Susan R. Garrett; Vincent L. Wimbush; and Daniel J. Harrington)
Old Testament (Joseph Blenkinsopp; Donna Runnalls; and Douglas A. Knight)
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Criteria for Excellence in Theological Faculties

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1990
Theological Education 26, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Assessing Teaching

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Editorial Introduction (W. Clark Gilpin)
Theological Faculties as Mentors of Ministers for the Church (Roy I. Sano)
Theological Foundations for Ethnic and Gender Diversity in Faculties or Excellence and the Motley Crew (Marjorie H. Suchocki)
Theology in the Context of the University (Stephen Toulmin)
The Future of an Illusion: An Inquiry into the Contrast between Theological and Religious Studies (Ronald F. Thiemann)
Research for a Theological Faculty (John B. Cobb, Jr.)
Emerging Issues and Theological Education (Rebecca S. Chopp)
Responses to Issues Research Seminar (Garth M. Rosell and George P. Schner)
The More Things Change—The More Things Change: Theological Education in the 1990s (Stephen L. Peterson)
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Fundamental Issues in Globalization

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1990
Theological Education 26, supp. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Changes in Higher Education

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Editorial Introduction (William E. Lesher and Robert J. Schreiter)
Mapping Globalization for Theological Education (S. Mark Heim)
Pluralism at Home: Globalization within North America (Fumitaka Matsuoka)
Engaging the Other in the Global Village (Mark Kline Taylor and Gary Bekker)
Education for a Global Theology (Marsha Hewitt, Cyril Powles, Carolyn Charp, John Sivalon, John Webster, and Ray Whitehead)
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Ministerial Education in a Religiously and Culturally Diverse World (pdf)

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1990
Theological Education 27, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Religious Diversity

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Editorial Introduction (Gail Buchwalter King)
Theological Education, Pluralism and the Common Good (Joseph C. Hough, Jr.)
Responses: (David T. Shannon, Eleanor Scott Meyers, and Fumitaka Matsuoka)
The Future of Mission in a Pluralistic World (Marian Bohen)
Responses: (Andrew D. MacRae and Donald W. Shriver, Jr.)
Theological Publishing and Theological Education (Barbara Wheeler)
Supporting Faculty Scholarship (Jeanne R. McLean)
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Patterns of Globalization: Six Studies (pdf)

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1991
Theological Education 27, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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Editorial Introduction (David A. Roozen)
Globalization in Mid-America (Richard F. Veith)
Evangelicals in Transition (Robert L. Stivers)
Globalization is Closing in on Us (Ronald C. White, Jr.)
Globalization Begins at Home (James N. Pankratz)
Globalization in the Rising Sunbelt (Erksine Clarke)
Piece by Piece: A Mosaic of Global Theological Education (Anne C. Reissner)
Globalization: A Study of Institutional Change in Theological Education (David S. Schuller)
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Building Theological Faculties of the Future (pdf)

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1991
Theological Education 28, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Diversifying the Faculty

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Editorial Preface (Gail Buchwalter King)
Introduction: Who Shall Teach in a Theological School? (Joseph C. Hough, Jr.)
Thinking About Theological Education: The Implications of “Issues Research” for Criteria of Faculty Excellence (David H. Kelsey)
Faculty Development: A Shared Responsibility (Jane D. Douglass)
A Faculty Which Develop Themselves (Thomas F. Gleeson)
Issues in Achieving Pluralism in Faculty Development: The Challenge and Opportunity of Inclusivity (Judith A. Berling)
“Pluralism” as a Criterion for Excellence in Faculty Development (Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.)
The Faculty as Mentor and Model (Max L. Stackhouse)
Faculty as Mentors and Models (Frederick H. Borsch)
Faculty as Scholars and Teachers (Richard Mouw)
Faculty as Scholars and Teachers (Barbara Brown Zikmund)
The Graduate Education of Future Theological Facilities: A Catholic Perspective (Richard P. McBrien)
Looking Ahead at Theological Education (Craig Dykstra)
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Engaging in Critical Enquiry (pdf)

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1992
Theological Education 28, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Editorial Introduction (Gail Buchwalter King)
Theological Education in the United States: A View from the Periphery (M. Thomas Thangaraj)
Feet Partly of Iron and Partly of Clay: Pedagogy and the Curriculum of Theological Education (Ronald H. Cram and Stanley P. Saunders)
The Historicity of Teaching Theology: A Catholic Perspective (Bevil Bramwell)
The Revolution in Jewish-Christian Relations: Is It to be Found in Christian Theological Seminaries? A Preliminary Study (B.A. Asbury)
Political Correctness, the Reformed Tradition and Pluralism: Implications for Theological Education (Glenn R. Bucher, Richard I. Deibert, Patricia Dutcher-Walls, Robert M. Franklin, Beverly R. Gaventa, and George W. Stroup)
A Select, Annotated Bibliography for D.Min. Education (George Brown, Jr.)
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Executive Leadership in Theological Education (pdf)

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1992
Theological Education 29, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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Introduction to the Leadership Study Project (G. Douglass Lewis)
The Presidential Experience in Theological Education: A Study of Executive Leadership (Leon Pacala)
A Retrospective Study of The Institute for Theological Education Management (William L. Baumgaertner)
Walking the Narrow Path: Female Administrators in ATS Schools (Barbara Brown Zikmund)
Theological Education and Racial/Ethnic Leadership (J. Oscar McCloud)
Principles for Developing Executive Leaders (D. Douglas McKenna and Jeffrey J. McHenry)
Nonprofit Executive Leadership Education Study (David J. Nygren and Miriam D. Ukeritis)
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Globalization and the Classical Theological Disciplines (pdf)

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1993
Theological Education 29, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Introduction (William E. Lesher and Robert J. Schreiter)
Teaching the Introduction to the Old Testament from a Global Perspective (Wade Eaton)
Teaching Introduction to the New Testament from a Global Perspective (Barbara E. Bowe, RSCJ)
Globalization in the Teaching of Church History (Justo L. Gonzales)
Exploring New Approaches in the Native Ministries Degree Programme at Vancouver School of Theology (Brian J. Fraser)
Teaching the History of U.S. Christianity in a Global Perspective (David D. Daniels)
Christian Theology Between the Global and the Local (Robert J. Schreiter)
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Globalization and the Practical Theological Disciplines (pdf)

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1993
Theological Education 30, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Introduction (William E. Lesher and Robert J. Schreiter)
Globalization and Social Ethics: Claiming ‘The World in My Eye’! (Toinette M. Eugene)
Response: (Marc S. Mullinax)
Globalization and Mission Education (Jonathan J. Bonk)
Designing an Introductory Course in Liturgy from a Global Perspective (Mark R. Francis, CSV)
Forming Global Preachers (Thomas A. Kane, CSP)
Globalization and Christian Religious Education (Ronald H. Cram)
Teaching Pastoral Theology from a Global Perspective (Homer L. Jernigan)
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Globalization: Tracing the Journey, Charting the Course (pdf)

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1993
Theological Education 30, supp. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Introduction (David S. Schuller)
Globalizing Theological Education: Beginning the Journey (David S. Schuller)
Globalization and the Task of Theological Education in North America (Don S. Browning)
If Our Words Could Make It So (David A. Roozen)
ATS Task Force Survey of Institutional Response to Global Theological Education
The Quest and the Questions (Donald W. Shriver, Jr.)
Contextualization from a World Perspective (Robert J. Schreiter)
Theological Education: Its Unities and Diversities (Kosuke Koyama)
Contextualization as a Dynamic in Theological Education (Mercy Amba Oduyoye)
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The Good Theological School (pdf)

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1994
Theological Education 30, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Introduction: The Good Theological School

Quality and Accreditation
The ATS Quality and Accreditation Project (Daniel O. Aleshire)
What is the Character of Curriculum, Formation, and Cultivation of Ministerial Leadership in the Good Theological School? (Donald Senior and Timothy Weber)
What is the Character of Teaching, Learning, and the Scholarly Task in the Good Theological School? (Philip S. Keane and Melanie A. May)
What is the Character of the Institutional Resources Needed for the Good Theological School? (James H. Evans, Jr. and Jane I. Smith)
What is the Character of Administration and Governance in the Good Theological School? (Robert E. Cooley and David L. Tiede)

Background Resources for the Quality and Accreditation Discussion
The ATS Basic Issues Research Project: Thinking about Theological Education (David H. Kelsey and Barbara G. Wheeler)
The ATS Globalization and Theological Education Project: Contextualization from a World Perspective (Robert J. Schreiter)
A Bibliography of Theological Education (Auburn Center)
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Sacred Imagination: The Arts and Theological Education (pdf)

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1994
Theological Education 31, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education

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Introduction (Wilson Yates)

The Arts and Theological Education
Characteristics of Art and the Character of Theological Education (Frank Burch Brown)
Theology, the Arts, and Theological Education (Gordon D. Kaufman)
Theological Education and the Arts: Four Comments (Edward Farley)
Arguments and Allies: The Yale Consultations and Recent Writings about Theological Education (Barbara G. Wheeler)
Art and Multiculturalism: Competitors or Allies in Theological Education? (William A. Dyrness)
Theology and the Arts Dialogue: Tasks for Theological Education (Wilson Yates)

The Visual Arts in Theological Education
A Willem de Kooning Triptych (John W. Cook)
The Revelatory Body: Signorelli’s Resurrection of the Flesh at Orvieto (Margaret R. Miles)
Sharpening Our Vision as a Mode of Theological Education (William A. Dyrness)
Three Functions of Arts in Theological Education (Nicholas Wolterstorff)

The Literary Arts in Theological Education
“What is Truth?” The Question of Art and Theological Education (Peter S. Hawkins)
“Writing for God After All”—Scripture, Poetry, and Proclamation (Richard B. Hays)
Literature and Theological Education: Notes on a Resurrected Romance (James H. Evans, Jr.)
The Place of Poetics in Theological Education: A Heuristic Inquiry (Edward Farley)

Music in Theological Education
Ethical Vision and Musical Imagination (Max L. Stackhouse)
An Exploration of Music as Theology (Victoria R. Sirota)
Music and Human Existence: A Response (Edward Farley)
Reflections on Music and Theology (Paul Westermeyer)
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Faculty Development, Evaluation, and Advancement (pdf)

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1995
Theological Education 31, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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Introduction (James L. Waits)
Issues for Future Faculty Planning (Joseph C. Hough, Jr.)
Choosing and Nurturing Faculty for an Unconventional Seminary (Barbara Brown Zikmund and William McKinney)
Faculty Development: An Organic Perspective (Samuel T. Logan, Jr.)
Evaluating an Uncertain Craft: Faculty Assessment and Theological Education (Mary C. Boys, SNJM)
Standards for Innovation: The Case for Theological Librarians (Stephen D. Crocco and Sara J. Myers)
Riding the Whirlwind: The Community of Scholars as a Response to the Changing Face of Theological Education (David D. Thayer, SS)
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Technology, Teaching, and Learning: Reports from the Field (pdf)

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2007
Theological Education 42, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47 v.42 no.2 2007
Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education   |   Using Technology

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ISSUE FOCUS
Cross Cultural Learning as a Paradigm for Encountering Educational Technology, Gayle Gerber Koontz
Technology in the Classroom: A Missiologist's Perspective, Arun W. Jones
Using Film to Teach Theology, Linda Mercadante,br> Beyond Entertainment: A Rationale for the Pedagogy of Technology in the Classroom, Kenneth D. Snyder
Information Technology for Theological Education at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Elizabeth Van Kleek
Technology Development at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vickie Taylor and Dale Stoffer
The Times, They Are A-Changin': How a Training Seminar for Online Education Changed a Seminary One Faculty Member at a Time, Jeff Groeling and Lester Ruth
A Case Narrative of Bethel Seminary's InMinistry Program, Kristin M. Anderson
Taking Control of our Future: Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Sebastian Mahfood
Establishing Social Presence in Online Courses: Why and How, Mary Hinkle Shore
Web Site Design as a Dynamic Companion in Developing Learning Resources, Barbara Anne Keely

OPEN FORUM
A Dozen Qualities of the Good Dean, Mark G. Toulouse
Using Participatory Action Research in Seminary Internships
What's in an Instrument? The Answer from the Profiles of Ministry Program, Francis A. Lonsway,br>
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Character and Assessment of Learning for Religious Vocation (pdf)

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2006
Theological Education 41, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47 v.41 no.2 2006
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Assessing Students

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Vocation in a New Key: Spiritual Formation and the Assessment of Learning (Mary Kay Oosdyke)
Speaking Assessment in the Local Vernacular (Linda Lee Clader)
Leclerq among the Blue Devils: Assessing Theological Learning in the Modern University (Willie James Jennings)
Progressing Towards Ministry: Student Perceptions of the Dispositional Evaluation Process at Emmanuel School of Religion (Jack Holland)
Preparing Leaders for Mission: The Experience of Assessment at Luther Seminary (James L. Boyce and Richard W. Nysse)
Practicing Assessment/Resisting Assessment (Robert A. Cathey)
Preaching, Proclamation, and Pedagogy: An Experiment in Integrated Assessment (Elaine Park)
Moving the Mission Statement into the Classroom (Jo-Ann Badley)
Evaluation Rubrics: Weaving a Coherent Fabric of Assessment (Stephen Graham, Kimberly Sangster, and Yasuyuki Kamata)
Toward an Integrated Model of Assessment (Dennis H. Dirks)
Profiles of Ministry: History and Current Research (Francis A. Lonsway)
Imagining Faith: The Biblical Imagination in Theory and Practice (Mary Karita Ivancic)
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Summary Reports of Lilly Endowment Grants Programs (pdf)

Journal Issue
2006
Theological Education 42, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47 v.42 no.1 2006
Topics: Theological Education

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Summary Reports of Lilly Endowment Grants Programs
Strategic Advances in theological Education: Theological Programs for High School Youth, 1999 - 2004 (Carol E. Lytch)
A Response to the Summary Report on Theological Programs for High School Youth (Malcolm Warford)
Strengthening Congregational Ministry: a Report on a Program to Enhance Theological Schools' Capacities to Prepare Candidates for Congregational Ministry, 1999- 2003 (Kathleen A. Cahalan)
Reflections on the Agency of Theological Schools: A Response to the Strengthening Congregational Ministry Summary Report (Jonathan P. Strandjord)
Open Forum
The Churches and the Preparation of Candidates for Ministry (Francis A. Lonsway)
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"Educating Chinese Seminarians in North America: A Cross Cultural Understanding of Teaching and Learning"

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Lai, Alan Ka Lun
1999
Consensus 25, no. 1 (1999): 69-92
Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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Religious Education

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2003
Religious Education 98, no. 1 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 2003)
BV1460.R3V.98NO.1
Topics: Theological Education

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ch. 1 Young People, Culture, And Spirituality: Some Implications For Ministry (Kathleen Engebretson)
ch. 2 Foucault-Teaching-Theology (Tom Beaudoin)
ch. 3 Education And The Liturgical Life Of The Church (Robert K. Martin)
ch. 4 An Intimate Spectator : Jewish Women Reflect On Adult Study (Erica Brown)
ch. 5 God In Our Flesh: Body Theology And Religious Education (Christopher K. Richardson)
ch. 6 Liberating The Enlightenment: How A Transformed Relationship With Animals Can Help Us Transcend Modernity (Cassandra D. Williams)
ch. 7 Never As Gods : Lessons From A Millennium Of Icons (Anton C. Vrame)
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Religious Education

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2003
Religious Education 98, no. 2 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 2003)
BV1460.R3V.98NO.2
Topics: Theological Education

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ch. 1 Religious Education And Pluralism In Zambia (Brendan Carmody)
ch. 2 Should Bible Studies Remain In Israeli Public Schools? Teachers Attitudes Toward Bible Teaching As A Mandatory Subject (Israel Idalovichi)
ch. 3 Perceptions Of The Purposes Of Education Among Religious Teacher Education Students In Israel (Yisrael Rich and Shira Iluz)
ch. 4 The Use Of Popular Culture In The Teaching Of Ethics/Religious Education: A Hong Kong Case (Chi-Kim Cheung)
ch. 5 Developing A Black Christian Education Of Liberation For The British Context (Anthony G. Reddie)
ch. 6 Analysis Of Life Curriculum For White Cultural Bias (Karen J. Cross)
ch. 7 What Then Are We To Say About These Things? (Jeffrey Japinga and Robert DeMoor)
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Faith, Morality, and Development

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2004
Religious Education 99, no. 4 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 2004)
BV1460.R3V.99NO.4
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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ch. 1 The Basis Of James W. Fowler's Understanding Of Faith In The Research Of Wilfred Cantwell Smith: An Examination From An Evangelical Perspective (Timothy Paul Jones)
ch. 2 Cognitive Complexity And The Learning Congregation (Elizabeth Box Price)
ch. 3 Ego Identity And Spiritual Identity In Religiously Observant Adolescents In Israel (Shraga Fisherman)
ch. 4 Jeffrey Schochet, Taking Center: A Moral Portrait (Judd Kruger Levingston)
ch. 5 Faith Development At 30: Naming The Challenges Of Faith In A New Millennium (James W. Fowler)
ch. 6 Through The Looking Glass: Reflections On A Gift To Religious Educators (Gloria Durka)
ch. 7 Extending Our Vision Of Developmental Growth And Engaging In Empirical Scrutiny: Proposals For The Future Of Faith Development Theory (Heinz Streib)
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Religious Education

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2005
Religious Education 100, no. 2 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 2005)
BV1460.R3V.100NO.2
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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Reading Religious Education
ch. 1 Memorial: James Michael Lee (B. 9-29-1931, D. 7-15-2004) (Harold W. Burgess)
ch. 2 Re-Reading Martin Buber And Janusz Korczak: Fresh Impulses Toward A Relational Approach To Religious Education (Reinhold Boschki)
ch. 3 The Theological Anthropology Of Thomas Groome(Tom Beaudoin)
Creating Space For God: Toward A Spirituality Of Youth Ministry Free Access Free Access (Michael Hryniuk)
From Knowledge To Wisdom: A New Challenge To The Educational Milieu With Implications For Religious Education (Miriam K. Martin and Ramón Martínez de Pisón)
Lessons For Religious Education From Cognitive Science Of Religion (Theodore Brelsford)
Comparative Analysis Of The Research And Publication Patterns In British Journal Of Religious Education And Religious Education (Leona M. English, Mario O. D'Souza, and Leon Chartrand)
Comparative Analysis And Research In Religious Education: A Response To Professors English, D'souza, And Dr. Chartrand (L. Philip Barnes)
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Religious Education

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2005
Religious Education 100, no. 3 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 2005)
BV1460.R3V.100NO.3
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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Memorial: Maria Harris 1932-2005 (Joanmarie Smith)
Contextual Pedagogies: Weaving Text Through Context, A Multi-Sensory Immersion (Robert T. O'Gorman)
Young People, Biblical Narrative and “Theologizing”: A UK Perspective (Terence Copley)
Considering the Ordo as Pedagogical Context for Religious Education With Christian High School Youth (Fred P. Edie)
Teaching The Bible in Congregations: A Congregational Studies Pedagogy for Contextual Education (Joyce Ann Mercer)
Educating for Commitment: Insights from Postmodernity (Susan J. Singer)
Text and Context: the Passion of the Christ and Other Jesus Films (Peter Gilmour)
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Religious Education

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2006
Religious Education 101, no. 1 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 2006)
BV1460.R3V.101NO.1
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Curriculum Design and Children's Learning at Church
The Gender Question and the Study of Jewish Children
Jewish Youth in Texas: Toward a Multi-Methodological Approach to Minority Identity
Children's Interpretations of Biblical Meal Stories: Ethnographic Intertextual Voicing as the Practice of Hospitable Pedagogy
Young Children's God Concepts: Influences of Attachment and Religious Socialization in a Family and School Context
The Ministering Community as Context for Religious Education: A Case Study of St. Gabriel's Catholic Parish
The Brain and Learning: Resources for Religious Educators
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Religious Education

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2006
Religious Education 101, no. 2 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 2006)
BV1460.R3V.101NO.2
Topics: Religion and Academia   |   Theological Education

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Understanding the Study of Religion in Undergraduate Programs of Religious Studies as Religious Education
Research in Religious Education: Content and Methods for the Postmodern and Global Era
Of Twirling Dervishes and Daring New Directions: Collaborative and Practitioner Research
The Research We Need in Religious Education: Four Facets
Research for a Movement
Research in Religious Education: Perspectives for the Future
Researching a Womanist Pedagogy to Heal
Research in Religious Education: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives
A Band of Sisters: The Impact of Long-term Small Group Participation: Forty Years in a Women's Prayer and Bible Study Group
Models for Adolescent Ministry: Exploring Eight Ecumenical Examples
How Shall We Study Religious School Culture?
Development of Religious Thinking
Outthinking the Media: Lessons from a Tennis Master
A Nonfoundationalist Approach to Education in Religion
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Conference Issue: "Religious Education for Peace and Justice"

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2006
Religious Education 101, no. 3 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 2006)
BV1460.R3V.101NO.3
Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diversity and Justice

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President's Introduction: Religious Education for Peace and Justice
Participatory Action Research: Practical Theology for Social Justice
Ecumenical Theological Education as a Practice of Peace
Justice for the Poor in a Land of Plenty: A Place at the Table
Putting Faith Into Action: A Model for the North American Middle Class
Storytelling as a Means of Peacemaking: A Case Study of Christian Education in Africa
Teaching Justice and Living Peace: Body, Sexuality, and Religious Education in Asian-American Communities
Five Resources for Nurturing the Spiritual Lives of Children, Youth, and Adults
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Research in Religious Education

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2006
Religious Education 101, no. 4 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 2006)
BV1460.R3V.101NO.4
Topics: Theological Education

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Redefining the Fundamental Questions (Margaret Ann Crain)
Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue through Education (Anna Halsall and Bert Roebben)
Educating in a Postconventional Society (Hyun-Sook Kim)
Christian Religious Education Research in the Japanese Context (Kazuhiro Okuda)
Cultural Studies Meets Religious Education (Evelyn Parker)
Bringing the Text to Life and Into Our Lives: Jewish Education and the Arts (Ofra Backenroth, Shira D. Epstein, and Helena Miller)
Islam in Egyptian Education: Grades K-12 (Charlotte M. Neill)
Media Education as a Vehicle for Teaching Religion: A Hong Kong Case (Chi-Kim Cheung)
Imaginative Engagement with Religious Diversity in Public School Classrooms (Robert Kunzman)
Christian Education and the African-American Spirituals: Recommended Resources (Yolanda Y. Smith)
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Religious Education

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2005
Religious Education 100, no. 4 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 2005)
BV1460.R3V.100NO.4
Topics: Theological Education

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Religious Education and the Future of Religious Education
Memorial: D. Campbell Wyckoff (1918-2005)
Reflections on the Anniversary of REA
Against the Grain: Religious Education at 100
Religious Education Beyond the Schooling Model
Back to the Future: Recapturing the Vision of REA in the 21st Century
Practicing New Convergences: The REA and Religious Education into the Next Century
Religious Education into the Second Century
Advocacy and Involvement: The Role of Parents in Western Islamic Schools
Moral Education at Religious Research Universities: Exploring Faculty Attitudes
Multi-faith Religious Education in Botswana
People's Ways of Believing: Learning Processes and Faith Outcomes
The Top Five Resources in Children's Ministries
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Shaping Beloved Community: Multicultural Theological Education

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Esterline, David V., Kalu, Ogbu U., ed.
2006
Westminster John Knox, Louisville, KY
BV 4020.S53 2006
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education

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This collection of essays presents the theological, pedagogical, and disciplinary framework on which multicultural theological education is built. While many seminaries and divinity schools have expressed their commitment to create diverse communities of faculty and students, fewer schools have developed methods of learning and teaching that are appropriate for these communities. Written by faculty members at McCormick Theological Seminary, a school renowned for its commitment to diversity, these essays provide ...
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This collection of essays presents the theological, pedagogical, and disciplinary framework on which multicultural theological education is built. While many seminaries and divinity schools have expressed their commitment to create diverse communities of faculty and students, fewer schools have developed methods of learning and teaching that are appropriate for these communities. Written by faculty members at McCormick Theological Seminary, a school renowned for its commitment to diversity, these essays provide examples of new ways of learning and teaching that will help shape and sustain multicultural theological education.

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Introduction
Part 1: Theoretical and Institutional Frameworks
ch. 1 Multicultural theological education and leadership for a church without walls (David V. Esterline)
ch. 2 Toward an intercultural approach to theological education for ministry (José Irizarry)
ch. 3 Multicultural theological education: on doing difference differently (Anna Case-Winters)
ch. 4 Resources for intercultural transformation of theological education from the Latino (Luis R. Rivera Rodriguez)
ch. 5 Libraries and multicultural theological education: beyond nostalgia (Kenneth Sawyer)
ch. 6 From sideline to center: teaching and learning for a racially and culturally diverse church (Deborah Flemister Mullen) Part 2: Biblical and Theoretical Studies
ch. 7 Of every race and peole (Cynthia M. Campbell)
ch. 8 Teaching the Bible in a global context (Robert L. Brawley)
ch. 9 The tower of Babel and cultural diversity: a case study on engaging diversity in the classroom (Theodore Hiebert (instructor), Jennifer Blandford, Andrew Davis, Hardy Kim (students))
ch. 10 Reading the Bible from a postcolonial perspective (Jae Won Lee)
Part 3: Ministerial Formation
ch. 11 Teaching pastoral care and counseling in the cross-cultural classroom (Homer U. Ashby, Jr.)
ch. 12 "La gran encisera": Barcelona and education for interfaith ministry in the shadow of terror (Robert A. Cathey)
ch. 13 Open worship: strategies of hospitality and questions of power (Gary Rand)
ch. 14 The formation of ministerial authority and identity: cross-cultural experiential education (Joanne Lindstrom)
ch. 15 Teaching afresh the history of global Christianity (David D. Daniels III)
ch. 16 Multicultural theological education in a non-Western context: Africa, 1975-2000 (Ogbu U. Kalu)
Bibliography
Contributors
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
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Facing Dogmatism and Ambiguity

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2001
Religious Education 96, no. 2 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 2001)
BV1460.R3V.96NO.2
Topics: Theological Education   |   Religious Diversity

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ch. 1 The Future Of Christian Religious Education In An Era Of Shrinking Transcendence (Ronald H. Cram)
ch. 2 The Vulnerability Of The Postmodern Educator As Locus Theologicus: A Study In Practical Theology (Bert Roebben)
ch. 3 Fundamentalist Education: A Critical Analysis (Doret De Ruyter)
ch. 4 Christianity And Dogmatism Revisited: A Study Among Fifteen And Sixteen Year Olds In The United Kingdom (Leslie J. Francis)
ch. 5 Fundamentalism As A Challenge For Religious Education (Heinz Streib)
ch. 6 Having Faith In Our Faith In God: Toward A Critical Realist Epistemology For Christian Education (Robert K. Martin)
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REA Centennial Edition

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2003
Religious Education 98, no. 4 (Religious Education Association, Atlanta, GA 2003)
BV1460.R3V.98NO.4
Topics: Theological Education

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ch. 1 Toward A Womanist Approach To Pedagogy (N. Lynne Westfield)
ch. 2 Originating Visions And Visionaries Of The Rea (Helen Allan Archibald)
ch. 3 One Hundred Years Of The Religious Education Association (Allen J. Moore)
ch. 4 Marginalization And Renewal: Evangelical Christian Education In The Twentieth Century (Kevin E. Lawson)
ch. 5 Together With Questioning Minds: Sophia Lyon Fahs (1876-1978) (Lucinda A. Nolan)
ch. 6 Jewish Education In Extremis: A Prolegomenon To Postmodern Jewish Educational Thought (Hanan A. Alexander)
ch. 7 Still To Come (Gabriel Moran)
ch. 8 On The Bearing Of A Living Tradition (Dorothy C. Bass)
ch. 9 Remembering And Imagining (Thomas H. Groome)
ch. 10 History Matters: An Invitation To Reflect On An Organization's Story (Anne E. Streaty Wimberly)
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"The Subtle Temptations of State Sponsored Theological Education: A New Zealand Perspective "

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Meadowcroft, Tim
2007
Teaching Theology and Religion 10, no. 1 (2007): 25-33
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Topics: Religion and Academia   |   Theological Education

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Over the past fifteen years in New Zealand, theology has come in from the tertiary educational cold in various ways. One of the results or reasons for this has been willingness on the part of the state to accredit and provide funding for theological education and research. This has taken place largely through a compliance system of accreditation and resource allocation. The result has been academic recognition and a precarious ...
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Over the past fifteen years in New Zealand, theology has come in from the tertiary educational cold in various ways. One of the results or reasons for this has been willingness on the part of the state to accredit and provide funding for theological education and research. This has taken place largely through a compliance system of accreditation and resource allocation. The result has been academic recognition and a precarious financial boon for theology and some theological institutions and their students. But little attention has been paid to the epistemological and pedagogical temptations of compliance. Drawing on the recent experience of the writer, this article seeks to identify a number of the subtle temptations posed by state sponsored theological education and research.
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""The Grand Experiment": Modeling Adult Learning with Adult-Ministry Students "

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Simmons, Laura K.
2007
Teaching Theology and Religion 10, no. 1 (2007): 42-49
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Adult Learners

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Adult-learning theory challenges faculty to adapt their teaching to certain characteristics of adult learners, including self-direction: if adults direct the bulk of their lives outside of school, they should be permitted to direct their own educational experiences. To what extent is self-directed learning an optimal, or even realistic, methodology for seminary teaching? Does it matter what subjects we are teaching? This essay details an experiment with self-directed learning in a ...
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Adult-learning theory challenges faculty to adapt their teaching to certain characteristics of adult learners, including self-direction: if adults direct the bulk of their lives outside of school, they should be permitted to direct their own educational experiences. To what extent is self-directed learning an optimal, or even realistic, methodology for seminary teaching? Does it matter what subjects we are teaching? This essay details an experiment with self-directed learning in a seminary ministry class: what worked, what might be improved, and how it challenges our view of ourselves as faculty to teach in this way. Student feedback from the course in question enhances our understanding of the best (and most challenging) features of the experiment.
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"Technology, Pedagogy, and Transformation in Theological Education: Five Case Studies"

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Delamarter, Steve, Javier Alanís, Russell Haitch, Mark Vitalis Hoffman, Arun W. Jones and Brent A. Strawn
2007
Teaching Theology and Religion 10, no. 2 (2007): 64-79
BL41.T4
Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education

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The exploration described is rooted in the projects of five participants in the 2004/05 Wabash Workshop for Pre-Tenure Theological Faculty (led by Toni Craven and assisted by Daisy Machado and Steve Delamarter). All the projects related technology and pedagogy. Javier Alanís (Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest) wanted to use images to help his students engage various concepts of the Trinity, being sensitive all the while to an educational context ...
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The exploration described is rooted in the projects of five participants in the 2004/05 Wabash Workshop for Pre-Tenure Theological Faculty (led by Toni Craven and assisted by Daisy Machado and Steve Delamarter). All the projects related technology and pedagogy. Javier Alanís (Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest) wanted to use images to help his students engage various concepts of the Trinity, being sensitive all the while to an educational context marked by all kinds of diversity. Russell Haitch (Bethany Theological Seminary) was brought into the world of online teaching and found himself trying to assess its potential from the standpoints of scripture, reason, experience, and a trinitarian theological-anthropology. Mark Vitalis Hoffman (Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg) wanted to help his students experience a fresh encounter with Jesus' parables and ended up in the esoteric field of video gaming theory (ludology) for help in conceiving an environment and process interactive enough to do justice to all of the possibilities. Arun Jones (Austin Seminary) wondered how he might use historical images of mission work in India to help his students experience some of the issues surrounding intercultural ministry. Brent A. Strawn (Candler School of Theology, Emory University) had some vexing and complex concepts relating to Old Testament introduction (the nature of the interactions between biblical narratives and ancient Near Eastern texts) that required new points of access in order to be able to capture the understanding and imagination of contemporary students in his setting. Over the course of the year together (one week in June 2004, a weekend in January 2005, and a week in June 2005), participants worked on their project as all of us in the workshop explored issues of teaching and learning.
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"Rethinking Classroom Diversity: Three Student Cultures in a Mainline Seminary"

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Evans, Christopher H.
2007
Teaching Theology and Religion 10, no. 4 (2007): 223-230
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Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Teaching Diverse Students   |   Religious Diversity

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Discussions on teaching and learning within theological seminaries often center on the question of student diversity, focused primarily upon issues of race, gender, and ethnicity. At the same time that seminaries are challenged to deal with a multitude of pedagogical suppositions emerging from increasingly diverse learning goals, seminaries must also pay attention to the ways their students challenge an institution's core mission to train ministers for service in churches and ...
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Discussions on teaching and learning within theological seminaries often center on the question of student diversity, focused primarily upon issues of race, gender, and ethnicity. At the same time that seminaries are challenged to deal with a multitude of pedagogical suppositions emerging from increasingly diverse learning goals, seminaries must also pay attention to the ways their students challenge an institution's core mission to train ministers for service in churches and denominations. Based upon the author's experience teaching in a mainline Protestant seminary, the essay discusses three student cultures that often overlap among today's seminarians. These three student cultures, referred to here as "church seminarian," "new paradigm seminarian," and "vocational seminarian," carry very different understandings of the seminary's role to prepare students for ministry. A critical discernment of these cultures might challenge seminary faculty to reevaluate their educational and missional suppositions amidst divergent student career objectives.
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Theological Reflection and Education for Ministry:The Search for Integration in Theology

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Paver, John. E.
2006
Ashgate Publishing Company, Burlington, VT
BV4164.5.P38 2006
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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A major and continuing problem for theological education and the practice of Christian ministry is how to best achieve a genuine integration between theory and practice, theology and experience. The key claim of this book is that theological reflection, beginning with experience, is a method of integration and that pastoral supervision is a vehicle for theological reflection. In establishing this claim, John Paver demonstrates that the model and method have ...
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A major and continuing problem for theological education and the practice of Christian ministry is how to best achieve a genuine integration between theory and practice, theology and experience. The key claim of this book is that theological reflection, beginning with experience, is a method of integration and that pastoral supervision is a vehicle for theological reflection. In establishing this claim, John Paver demonstrates that the model and method have potential to be a catalyst for reform within theological colleges and seminaries. Three different theological reflection models are developed and critiqued in this book, and their capacity to be developed in particular contexts is explored. This book does not stop at ministry, cultural and personal integration, but is bold enough to make recommendations for structural integration within the theological institution. (From the Publisher)

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Introduction

ch. 1 Setting the scene
ch. 2 Theological reflection as a method of integration
ch. 3 Pastoral Supervision - a vehicle for theological reflection
ch. 4 An integrated approach to theological education through the theological reflection seminar
ch. 5 Structural integration within the theological institution -- a case study

Conclusion
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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Signs of The Times: Present and Future Theological Faculty

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Wheeler, Barbara G., Sharon L. Miller and Katarina Schuth
2005
Auburn Studies, No. 10 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 2005)
BV4070.A8.A1 2005 no. 10
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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This issue on theological school faculty and doctoral students, who are the theological faculty of the future, revisits a topic first studied ten years ago by the Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education. The findings of the present study, compared with those of Auburn’s earlier research, suggest that theological education is, on the whole, a stable enterprise. On many items and indicators, theological faculty and theology and ...
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This issue on theological school faculty and doctoral students, who are the theological faculty of the future, revisits a topic first studied ten years ago by the Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education. The findings of the present study, compared with those of Auburn’s earlier research, suggest that theological education is, on the whole, a stable enterprise. On many items and indicators, theological faculty and theology and religion doctoral students today look and sound very much like those surveyed ten years ago. In some other areas there are slight but steady changes over the decade that may indicate trends and a few dramatic changes that invite analysis and interpretation. This report also address a new topic—theological faculty members’ teaching practices and attitudes toward teaching. (From the Publisher)
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Piety and Profession: American Protestant Theological Education, 1870-1970

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Miller, Glenn T.
2007
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI
BV4030.M55 2007
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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From the urbanization of the Gilded Age to the upheavals of the Haight-Ashbury era, this encyclopedic work by Glenn Miller takes readers on a sweeping journey through the landscape of American theological education, highlighting such landmarks as Princeton, Andover, and Chicago, and such fault lines as denominationalism, science, and dispensationalism.
The first such exhaustive treatment of this time period in religious education, Piety and Profession is a valuable tool ...
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From the urbanization of the Gilded Age to the upheavals of the Haight-Ashbury era, this encyclopedic work by Glenn Miller takes readers on a sweeping journey through the landscape of American theological education, highlighting such landmarks as Princeton, Andover, and Chicago, and such fault lines as denominationalism, science, and dispensationalism.
The first such exhaustive treatment of this time period in religious education, Piety and Profession is a valuable tool for unearthing the key trends from the Civil War well into the twentieth century. All those involved in theological education will be well served by this study of how the changing world changed educational patterns. (From the Publisher)

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Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A New Understanding Forms
ch. 1 The Compleat Seminary
ch. 2 Seminaries Face a Reordered World
ch. 3 The Birth of the Classical Disciplines
ch. 4 Spiritual Crisis and the New Science
ch. 5 The New Biblical Studies: Round One
ch. 6 The Changing World of Schools: A New Ecology
ch. 7 The Case of Andover Theological Seminary
ch. 8 The Impact of the Social Awakening
ch. 9 Before Fundamentalism: The Educational Dynamics of Dispensationalism
ch. 10 Training Women for Mission
ch. 11 Doing It Right: The Early Years of the University of Chicago Divinity School
ch. 12 Methodism and the University
ch. 13 The Presidency
Embodying the Dream
ch. 14 An Appraisal at the End of the Era of Crusades
ch. 15 The Progressive Movement at Its Height: What Kelly Found
ch. 16 African American Theological Education: From Emancipation to the Depression
ch. 17 Troubled Decade, Troubled Churches
ch. 18 The Denominations Impacted, 1917-1930
ch. 19 Reform in Many Places: The Beginning of AATS
ch. 20 Brown-May
ch. 21 Seminaries and the Second Righteous Empire
ch. 22 A Reborn Theological Discussion
ch. 23 The Rural Church
ch. 24 Religious Education
ch. 25 Field Education and Clinical Training
Questions in the Midst of Triumph
ch. 26 American Conservative Protestantism Recovers
ch. 27 The Second World War, Ideological Struggle, and the Advance of Theological Education
ch. 28 Mr. Niebuhr Speaks: Seminaries Advance
ch. 29 Transformation: The Birth of Religion Departments
ch. 30 The Sixties: The Dawn of a New Age
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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How Are We Doing? The Effectiveness of Theological Schools as Measured by the Vocations and Views of Graduates

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Wheeler, Barbara G., Sharon L. Miller and Daniel O. Aleshire
2007
Auburn Studies, No. 13 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 2007)
BV4070.A8 A1 2007 no. 13
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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This study reports the results of the first-ever survey of graduates of theological and rabbinical schools in North America. The survey was sent to graduates from Protestant, Catholic and Jewish institutions who earned M.Div., M.A., Rabbinical or comparable degrees in 1995 and 2000. In addition, the Association of Theological Schools, the accrediting body for schools in the U.S. and Canada, provided data from their Entering and Graduating Student Questionnaires (...
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This study reports the results of the first-ever survey of graduates of theological and rabbinical schools in North America. The survey was sent to graduates from Protestant, Catholic and Jewish institutions who earned M.Div., M.A., Rabbinical or comparable degrees in 1995 and 2000. In addition, the Association of Theological Schools, the accrediting body for schools in the U.S. and Canada, provided data from their Entering and Graduating Student Questionnaires (ESQ and GSQ). In combination, these data provide answers to two crucial questions: 1) What do graduates do in the years after they complete their education and 2) How well do they think their theological training prepared them for their work?
Generally, the news from this study is good. Large percentages of graduates assume the primary professional role for which their education prepares: leadership in a congregation or other religious organization. Attrition is fairly low. There are, however, causes for concern. Women graduates do not fare as well as men, and interest in congregational ministry is decreasing among recent graduates, especially among the growing population of younger students. Other positive findings include high ratings by graduates of their theological education, though practical training is not as highly rated as academic preparation. (From the Publisher)
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The Role of ATS in Theological Education 1980-1990

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Pacala, Leon
1998
ATS Publications, Scholars Press, Atlanta
BV4019.P33 1998
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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A series of reflections on this period in theological education. (From the Publisher)
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A series of reflections on this period in theological education. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface
ch. 1 Introduction
ch. 2 ATS as the agent of theological education
ch. 3 ATS as the agent of theological schools
ch. 4 ATS as a Binational Organization
ch. 5 The Decade in Retrospect
Index
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Piety and Intellect: The Aims and Purposes of Ante-Bellum Theological Education

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Miller, Glenn T.
1990
Scholars Press, Atlanta
BV4030.M54 1990
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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An examination of the history of American Protestant theological education which focusses on aims and purposes and how (if at all) those ideals were incarnated in particular schools. (From the Publisher)
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An examination of the history of American Protestant theological education which focusses on aims and purposes and how (if at all) those ideals were incarnated in particular schools. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction
ch. 1 Piety and Intellect
ch. 2 Theologians, Educatiors, and Accountability Piety and Intellect: Bibliography
Part 1
ch. 3 Zion's Holy Hill
ch. 4 What is a Seminary - Andover
ch. 5 Scotland Lives
ch. 6 The Church as Educator - Princeton
ch. 7 The Public Tradition
ch. 8 The New Public - Public Tradition
ch. 9 New England's Hopes
Part 2
ch. 10 The Schools Multiply
ch. 11 The temptations of Geography - The end of the national ideal
ch. 12 A historic church reborn
ch. 13 Imported Crises - Episcopalians
ch. 14 The Center Disrupted
Part 3
ch. 15 Schools, Sects, and Dissenters
ch. 16 Reborn Saints and Churches - Baptists
ch. 17 Strangers and Crusaders
ch. 18 A cacophony of confessions - immigrants
ch. 19 The Logic of Holiness
ch. 20 Scholars, Colleges, and Financiers - Methodists
ch. 21 Theology and Theological Education - Theology
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Manna from Heaven? Theological and Rabbinical Student Debt

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Ruger, Anthony, and Barbara G. Wheeler
1995
Auburn Studies No. 3 (The Auburn Center, New York)
BV4070.A8 A1 1995 no. 3
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

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Although indebtedness is still not a major problem for most theological and rabbinical students, levels of indebtedness have risen steeply in recent years. These increases are usually the indirect and cumulative result of decisions made by theological and rabbinical schools.
This article outlines the findings and recommendations of the National Study of Theological Student Indebtedness, conducted between 1990 and 1994 by the Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education. We ...
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Although indebtedness is still not a major problem for most theological and rabbinical students, levels of indebtedness have risen steeply in recent years. These increases are usually the indirect and cumulative result of decisions made by theological and rabbinical schools.
This article outlines the findings and recommendations of the National Study of Theological Student Indebtedness, conducted between 1990 and 1994 by the Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education. We intend this report for those who must make decisions about the financing of theological education: administrators; faculty and trustees of theological and rabbinical schools; leaders of religious bodies that support such schools and their students; and present and prospective students. Those who seek a brief summary of the findings will find it in the italicized paragraphs that conclude each section of this articles. A detailed report on the research and its findings will be available at cost from the Auburn Center in mid-1995. (From the Publisher)
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Seminary Journal vol. 9, no. 1, 2003

Journal Issue
2003
National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, D.C.
BV4019.S46 v.9 no.1 2003
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
ch. 1 The Role of Arts in Seminary Education: Connecting the Human and the Divine (Rev. Richard S. Vosko)

ch. 2 The Role of the Arts in Priestly Formation (Jacquelyne M. Witter)

ch. 3 Three-Dimensional Theology: Luce Grant for Theology and the Arts Integrates Sight, Sound, Form and Word (Anna M. Kampa)

ch. 4 Standing Fast and Breaking Through: Ministry and Mission (Rev. Anthony J. Gittins)

ch. 5 To Be or Not To Be: A Reflection on Culture, Commitment and Integrity (Michael Morton)

ch. 6 Cultural Diversity: A Challenge for Seminary Teaching (Charles R. Foster)

ch. 7 Learning Theology; Teaching Theology (Rev. Raymond J. Webb)

ch. 8 How Will You Lead Us? (Jean Marie Hiesberger)

ch. 9 Preparing Seminarians for an Emerging Paradigm of Priestly Leadership (Jay Biber)

ch. 10 Theological Education in a Postmodern Era (Msgr. Jeremiah J. McCarthy)

ch. 11 Screening Revisited: Issues in the Psychological Assessment of Seminary Applicants (Stephen A. Buglione)

ch. 12 Seminary Formation and Interreligious Dialogue (Doris K. Donnelly)
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Master of Divinity Curriculum Revision (pdf)

Journal Issue
2007
Theological Education 43, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47 v. 43 no. 1 2007
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Table Of Content:
Reflections of an "Investigative Journalist" on the Four Content Areas of the MDiv (Robert T. O'Gorman)
Curriculum Revision - Ongoing or Sporadic (Shawn L. Oliver)
For Such a Time as This: Why We Use an Outcomes-Based Model (J. Dorcas Gordon)
Mission Possible: Making Use of the School's Mission Statement (Michael Jinkins)
Curriculum Revision and Assessment: Do Your Degree Requirements Still Make Sense the Day After Graduation (Richard Benson)
Best Practices in Master of Divinity Curriculum Revision: A Research Project (Jack L. Seymour)
The Common Vocation of Curriculum Building (David C. Hester)
OPEN FORUM
Problem-Based Learning and the Master of Divinity Program (Hans Madueme and Linda Cannell)
Consortia Redux (William R. Myers)
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For Life Abundant: Practical Theology, Theological Education, and Christian Ministry

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Bass, Dorothy C., and Craig Dykstra, eds.
2008
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI
BV3.F65 2008
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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What does it mean to lead a truly "life-giving way of life"? What kinds of learning and teaching will best prepare ministers to foster such a way of life in their congregations? How might teachers of practical theology best understand and undertake their task to educate and form ministers? Respected scholars and ministers explore such questions in For Life Abundant, probing and clarifying the significance of practical theology in the ...
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What does it mean to lead a truly "life-giving way of life"? What kinds of learning and teaching will best prepare ministers to foster such a way of life in their congregations? How might teachers of practical theology best understand and undertake their task to educate and form ministers? Respected scholars and ministers explore such questions in For Life Abundant, probing and clarifying the significance of practical theology in the classroom, in the wider academy, and in actual ministry settings. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction by Dorothy C. Bass and Craig Dykstra

Part 1 Envisioning Practical Theology
ch. 1 Ways of Life Abundant by (Dorothy C. Bass)
ch. 2 Pastoral and Ecclesial Imagination by (Craig Dykstra)
ch. 3 Mapping the Field of Practical Theology by (Kathleen A. Cahalan and James R. Nieman)

Part 2 Practical Theology in the Classroom
ch. 4 Introducing Ministry and Fostering Integration: Teaching the Bookends of the Master of Divinity Program by (Kathleen A. Calahan)
ch. 5 Teaching Worship as a Christian Practice by (John D. Witvliet)
ch. 6 Liturgy and Life: An Account of Teaching Ritual Practices by (James R. Nieman)
ch. 7 Practical Theology and Pedagogy: Embodying Theological Know-How (Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore)

Pt. 3 Practical Theology in the Wider Academy
ch. 8 Practical Theology in Two Modes (Serene Jones)
ch. 9 History, Practice, and Theological Education (David D. Daniels III and Ted A. Smith)
ch. 10 Practical Theology on the Quad: Doctoral Study in Practical Theology in a University Context (Thomas G. Long)

Part 4 Practical Theology in Ministry ch. 11 Learning Ministry over Time: Embodying Practical Wisdom (Christian Scharen)
ch. 12 Transition into Ministry: Preconceiving the Boundaries between Seminaries and Congregations (David J. Wood)
ch. 13 Shaping Communities: Pastoral Leadership and Congregational Formation (Peter W. Marty)
ch. 14 Educating and Forming Disciples for the Reign of God: Reflections on Youth Pilgrimages to the Holy Land (Gordon S. Mikosi)

Part 5 For Life Abundant
ch. 15 In Anticipation

Acknowledgements
Contributors
Index
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Teaching Reflectively in Theological Contexts: Promises and Contradictions

Book
Hess, Mary E., and Stephen D. Brookfield, eds.
2008
Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, FL
BV4020.T43 2008
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   General Overviews

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Teaching Reflectively in Theological Contexts explores the dynamics, principles, contradictions and tensions of teaching within theological contexts. It offers practical suggestions on modeling pastoral leadership, building trust with learners, negotiating the dynamics of team-teaching, questioning received truth, teaching through discussions, working with diversities, and building a culture of reflective teaching. (From the Publisher)
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Teaching Reflectively in Theological Contexts explores the dynamics, principles, contradictions and tensions of teaching within theological contexts. It offers practical suggestions on modeling pastoral leadership, building trust with learners, negotiating the dynamics of team-teaching, questioning received truth, teaching through discussions, working with diversities, and building a culture of reflective teaching. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Introduction

Foundational Questions
ch. 1 “How can we teach authentically?” Reflective practice in the dialogical classroom (Stephen D. Brookfield and Mary E. Hess)
ch. 2 “How do we make space for students to seek truth?” Teaching with conviction (David J. Lose)
ch. 3 “How do we invite students into conversation?” Teaching dialogically (Stephen D. Brookfield)
ch. 4 “How do we meet students where they are, while challenging them further?” Teaching developmentally (Mary E. Hess)

Questions Arising From Practice
ch. 5 “How do students experience the teacher?” Knowing who you are as a teacher (and knowing that your students do not) (Rolf Jacobson)
ch. 6 “How can students learn to trust us as we challenge who they are?” Building trust and trustworthiness in a biblical studies classroom. (Matthew L. Skinner)
ch. 7 “How does team teaching model trust in and beyond the classroom?” Teaming to create the conditions for transformation (Janet Ramsey)
ch. 8 “How do we teach across cultural diversity?” Teaching in the face of cross-cultural conversation (Frieder Ludwig)

Realizing promises and confronting contradictions
ch. 9 “How can white teachers recognize and challenge racism?”Acknowledging collusion and learning an aggressive humility (Mary E. Hess and Stephen D. Brookfield)
ch. 10 “How do we enter students’ worlds we cannot know?” Praying and teaching when not “at home” (Mary E. Hess)
ch. 11 “How do we know what our students are learning?” Assessing learning in the context of pastoral engagement and candidacy processes (Alvin Luedke)
ch. 12 “How can technology stretch us without snapping?” Teaching with technology (Mary E. Hess)

Conclusions
ch. 13 “How do we connect classroom teaching to institutional practice?” Sustaining a culture of reflective practice in teaching (Mary E. Hess and Stephen D. Brookfield)

References
Index
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Earthen Vessels: Hopeful Reflections on the Work and Future of Theological Schools

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Aleshire, Daniel O.
2008
Wm. B. Eerdmanans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI
BV4030.A74 2008
Topics: Theological Education

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Earthen Vessels is a thoughtful, conversational essay illuminating the broad contours of theological education today. Rather than using a historical or analytic approach to discuss theological education in North America, Daniel Aleshire uses what he terms "appreciative inquiry" to identify the strengths of theological schools at their best. (From the Publisher)
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Earthen Vessels is a thoughtful, conversational essay illuminating the broad contours of theological education today. Rather than using a historical or analytic approach to discuss theological education in North America, Daniel Aleshire uses what he terms "appreciative inquiry" to identify the strengths of theological schools at their best. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Case for Theological Schools
The Work of Theological Schools: Learning for Religious Vocation
Teaching and Research in Theological Schools
Making Theological Schools Work: Governing and Administering
The Future of Theological Schools: The Church and Higher Education
Conclusion: The Work of Theological Schools and the Future of Communities of Faith
Index
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Issues in Theological Education--2008 (pdf)

Journal Issue
2008
Theological Education 43, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47 v.43 no.2 2008
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
Stewardship in Education: A World-Bridging Concept (Timothy D. Lincoln)
Who is it for? The Publics of Theological Research (Efrain Agosto)
Advancing Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Theological Education: A Model for Reflection and Action (Fernando A. Cascante-Gómez)
Crafting Theological Research (Carl R. Holladay)
Theoretical Perspectives on Integrative Learning (Sarah Birmingham Drummond)
Young Evangelical Church Planters (Hutz H. Hertzberg and Francis A. Lonsway)
Distance Hybrid Master of Divinity: A Course-Blended Program Developed by Western Theological Seminary (Meri MacLeod)
Theological Education in a Multicultural Environment: Empowerment or Disempowerment? (Cameron Lee, Candace Shields, Kirsten Oh)
DB4100: The God of Jesus Christ - A Case Study for Missional Systematic Theology (Stephen Bevans)
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Seminary Journal vol. 14, no. 2, 2008

Journal Issue
2008
National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, D.C.
BV4019.S46 v.14 no.2 2008
Topics: Theological Education

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Table Of Content:
ch. 1 Seminary Convocation Reports: Ongoing formation and priest as lifelong learner

ch. 2 Challenges Facing the Priesthood Today

ch. 3 Called, Formed, Sent: How Seminaries Can Foster Lifelong Learning and Ongoing Formation

ch. 4 Living a Lie of Learning: the Pastoral Minister as Lifelong Learner

ch. 5 Role of the Bishop in Cultivating and Sustaining a Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Ongoing Formation within the Presbyterate

ch. 6 The Role of Bishops in Relation to Seminaries

ch. 7 Pastoral Imagination and the Encouragement of Ministry

ch. 8 Ministry Summit

ch. 9 The Nuptial Meaning of the Institutional Body: The Catholic Distance Learning Network Enters its Second Year

ch. 10 Faith and Finances

ch. 11 Neutering or Nurturing? Preparing Leaders for a Changing Church

ch. 12 Multi-Parish Cluster Module

Book Reviews
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Diversified Theological Education: Equipping All God's People

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Kinsler, Ross, ed.
2008
William Carey International University Press, Pasadena, CA
BV4020.D58 2008
Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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The central concern of Diversified Theological Education, which includes Theological Education by Extension, is access. TEE and DTE models have made enormous progress in the urgent task of equipping all God's people for ministry. Ross Kinsler has compiled in this anthology important case studies of the diverse means of contemporary theological education. (From the Publisher)
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The central concern of Diversified Theological Education, which includes Theological Education by Extension, is access. TEE and DTE models have made enormous progress in the urgent task of equipping all God's people for ministry. Ross Kinsler has compiled in this anthology important case studies of the diverse means of contemporary theological education. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Foreword (Desmond Tutu)
Preface
Diversified Theological Education
ch. 1 Equipping all God's people for God's mission (Ross Kinsler)
Africa
ch. 2 Theological education by extension in Zambia (Kangwa Mabuluki)
ch. 3 TEE College of Southern Africa (Tony Moodie)
ch. 4 TEE among African Instituted Churches (Helena Hooper)

Asia and Australia
ch. 5 The extension programme of the senate of Serampore College, Roger Gaikwad
ch. 6 The Institute for TEE in Nepal (Peter Bisset)
ch. 7 St. Mark's National Theological Centre, Australia (Stephen Pickard)

Latin America
ch. 8 Latin American Biblical University (José Duque)
ch. 9 International faculty of theological education, Argentina, (Norberto Saracco)
ch. 10 Central American Center for Pastoral Studies, Guatemala, (Judith Castañeda, et al)
ch. 11 Latin American doctoral program (Charles Van Engen)

North America and Europe
ch. 12 TEE in First Nations communities (John A. (Ian) MacKenzie)
ch. 13 Master of Arts in Global Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary (Robert Freeman)
ch. 14 The Open Russian Theological Academy (Michael Huggins)
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Theological Schools and the Church (pdf)

Journal Issue
2008
Theological Education 44, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47 v. 44 no. 1 2008
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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Table Of Content:
Making Haste Slowly: Celebrating the Future of Theological Schools (Daniel O. Aleshire)
Brief History of Task Force Meetings of the Theological Schools and the Church Project (Faith Rohrbough)
The Canadian Ecology (Peter Wyatt)
The Ecology of Evangelical Seminaries (Ron Benefiel)
The Turbulent Ecology of Mainline Protestantism (James Wind)
The Seminaries and the Church: Analysis of an Ecology from the Roman Catholic Perspective (Charles Bouchard and Zeni Fox)
The Church/Theological School Relationship in Canada: A Reflection on Historical and Recent Trends (Sandra Beardsall)
The Seminaries and the Churches: Looking for New Relationships (Timothy P. Weber)
Recommendations of the Task Forceof the Theological Schools and the Church Project (Faith E. Rohrbough and Laura Mendenhall)
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Great Expectations: Fund-Raising Prospects for Theological Schools

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Sharon Miller, Anthony Ruger, Barbara Wheeler
2009
Auburn Studies, No. 14 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 2009)
BV4070.A8 A1 2009 no. 14
Topics: Theological Education

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Faculty Vocation and Governance Project (pdf)

Journal Issue
2009
Theological Education 44, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47 v. 44 no. 2 2009
Topics: Vocation of Teaching   |   Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

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Table Of Content:
Governance and the Future of Theological Education (Daniel O. Aleshire)
Governance: What is it?(G. Douglass Lewis)
Faculty Powers in Shared Governance (David L. Tiede)
More than Simply Getting Along: The Goal of Shared Governance in Theological Schools (Rebekah Burch Basinger)
Report from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (Eleazar S. Fernandez and Richard D. Weis)
Report from Iliff School of Theology (Jacob Kinnard and Ann Graham Brock)
Report from Multnomah Biblical Seminary (John L. Terveen)
Report from St. Peter's Seminary (John Dool and Brian Dunn)
Report from Denver Seminary (W. David Buschart and Bradley J. Widstrom)
Report from Ashland Theological Seminary (Wyndy Corbin Reuschling and Lee Wetherbee)
Attending to the Collective Vocation (Gordon T. Smith)
The Academic Teaching and the Practical Needs of the Clergy (John Bright)
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Transformation: An International Evangelical Dialogue on Mission and Ethics

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Bediako, et al, eds.
1985
Sage Publication, Thousand Oaks, CA
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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Table Of Content:
ch. 1 Critical Issues Facing Theological Education in Asia (Hwa Yung)
ch. 2 Preparing New Leaders for the Church of the Future: Transforming Theological Education Through Multi-Institutional Partnerships (Timothy Dearbon)
ch. 3 The Leader as . . . Discipline (David Bennett)
ch. 4 The Ministry of the Presidency or Principalship with Special Reference to the Two-thirds World (Horace O. Russell)
ch. 5 Institutional Development for Theological Education in the Two-thirds World (Findings Report by Various Authors)
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"Report on the ATS Telephone Survey on Cross-Cultural Relationships" (pdf)

Article
Berling, Judith A.
1999
Theological Education 35, no. 2 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh): 85-98
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church   |   Religious Diversity

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"Globalization and the Task of Theological Education in North America"

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Browning, Don S.
1986
Theological Education Autumn 1986 ( (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Theological Education   |   Religious Diversity

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"Theological Education of African American Catholics"

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Copeland, M. Shawn
1997
Crossroad Publishing Company
Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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"Pastoral Theology and Multicultrualism"

Article
Culbertson, Phillip
1997
Anglican Theological Review, Evanston, Illinois
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church   |   Religious Diversity

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Explores the field of pastoral theology and multiculturalism in New Zealand. Restructuring of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand; Structure of theological education; Identification of the future needs and character of the Anglican Church.
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Explores the field of pastoral theology and multiculturalism in New Zealand. Restructuring of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand; Structure of theological education; Identification of the future needs and character of the Anglican Church.
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"Multicultural Reality: Challenge To Theological Education"

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Dickinson, Richard D. N.
2002
Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church   |   Religious Diversity

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"Ministerial Formation For Mission: Implications For Theological Education"

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Duraisingh, Christopher
1992
World Council Of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland
Topics: Theological Education   |   Religious Diversity

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"Cultural Diversity and Seminary Teaching"

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Fishburn, Janet F.
1995
Taylor & Francis Group, New York, NY
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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"Reshaping of Conscience: Religion, Education and Multiculturalism"

Article
Kodera, James T.
1996
Anglican Theological Review, Evanston, Illinois
Topics: Theological Education   |   Religious Diversity

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Opinion. Discusses the interplay among religion, education and multiculturalism in reshaping conscience. Persistent premise that not only salvation but also civilization was not possible without Christianity; Relaxing of exclusivism by the Vatican Council II to reach out to other faiths.
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Opinion. Discusses the interplay among religion, education and multiculturalism in reshaping conscience. Persistent premise that not only salvation but also civilization was not possible without Christianity; Relaxing of exclusivism by the Vatican Council II to reach out to other faiths.
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"The Global Challenge"

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Pui-lan, Kwok
1995
Orbis Books
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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"Multicultural and Global Theological Scholarship: An Asian American Perspective"

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Lee, Jung Young
1995
Theological Education, (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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"Pluralism At Home: Globalization Within North America"

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Matsuoka, Fumitaka
1990
Theological Education Supplement I (1990): 35-51
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church   |   Religious Diversity

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"Webbing the Common Good: Virtual Environment, Incarnated Community, and Education for the Reign of God"

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Blier, Helen M.
2008
Teaching Theology and Religion 11, no. 1 (2008): 14-23
BL41.T4
Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education

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Online technologies, recently embraced by seminaries to respond to changing student needs and demographics, compel practitioners to ask questions about the content, methods, and desired outcomes of teaching/learning experiences. Indeed, as Delamarter and Brunner have pointed out in this journal (2005), many seminaries have turned to these strategies only to find that the issues are not technological; rather, they are pedagogical. This article discusses the insights generated by one such ...
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Online technologies, recently embraced by seminaries to respond to changing student needs and demographics, compel practitioners to ask questions about the content, methods, and desired outcomes of teaching/learning experiences. Indeed, as Delamarter and Brunner have pointed out in this journal (2005), many seminaries have turned to these strategies only to find that the issues are not technological; rather, they are pedagogical. This article discusses the insights generated by one such teaching experiment, a hybrid course on religious education for social justice. Through this educational experiment, the professor and students discovered that the format of the hybrid course proved to be an effective means by which to promote the praxis of social justice as well as develop some of the skills essential for effective ministry and education. The article begins with the rationale of the course design and content and continues with the perspectives of the students and instructor in reflection on the experiment. It concludes with some preliminary insights into the potential usefulness of hybrid learning for both peace and justice education as well as its value in the overall formation of educators and ministers.
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"Religious Education and Information Technology: Challenges and Problems"

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Sajjadi, Seyed Mahdi
2008
Teaching Theology and Religion 11, no. 4 (2008): 185-190
BL41.T4
Topics: Online Learning   |   Theological Education   |   Religious Education

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With advances in information technology, the velocity of information production on the global level has expanded as well. This acceleration has led to the delegitimizing of knowledge, the equating of information with knowledge, and the giving of predominance to information rather than knowledge. This advance has created epistemological challenges for the process of religious education. At the same time, the growth of the internet has created a "rhizomatic space" possessing ...
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With advances in information technology, the velocity of information production on the global level has expanded as well. This acceleration has led to the delegitimizing of knowledge, the equating of information with knowledge, and the giving of predominance to information rather than knowledge. This advance has created epistemological challenges for the process of religious education. At the same time, the growth of the internet has created a "rhizomatic space" possessing new methodological characteristics that create problems for religious education. Information technology generates a "hypertextual learning space," which weakens the place of traditional texts in the learning process, particularly in a traditional religious education process. This hypertextual development is especially problematic for religious education in conservative or fundamentalist traditions. This article analyzes the epistemological, methodological, and contextual problems and challenges posed by information technology for traditional religious education processes.
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"Should We Be Teaching the Historical Critical Method?"

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Adam, A.K.M.; Ascough, Richard; Gravett, Sandra; Hunt, Alice; Martin, Dale; Wimberly, Edward, and Yang, Seung Ai
2009
Teaching Theology and Religion 12, no. 2 (2009): 162-187
BL41.T4
Topics: Teaching Religion   |   Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation   |   Student Learning Goals

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This manuscript is an edited transcript of a panel discussion held at a Society of Biblical Literature conference (Boston, Massachusetts, November 22 to 24, 2008). Alice Hunt begins the discussion by summarizing the content and significance of a new book by Dale Martin, The Pedagogy of The Bible (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008) in which he argues that biblical studies in seminaries and divinity schools give too much emphasis to teaching the historical critical ...
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This manuscript is an edited transcript of a panel discussion held at a Society of Biblical Literature conference (Boston, Massachusetts, November 22 to 24, 2008). Alice Hunt begins the discussion by summarizing the content and significance of a new book by Dale Martin, The Pedagogy of The Bible (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008) in which he argues that biblical studies in seminaries and divinity schools give too much emphasis to teaching the historical critical method and not enough to preparing students for ministry by teaching them to be self-reflective practioners of the improvisational skills of interpreting scripture. Then a panel of bible scholars, including the author, conduct a wide-ranging discussion that raises questions about how biblical studies might better prepare students for ministry, as well as the proper role and appropriate pedagogies for introducing biblical studies in the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum.
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"Crossing Pedagogical Borders in the Yucatan Peninsula"

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Willhauck, Susan
2009
Teaching Theology and Religion 12, no. 3 (2009): 222-232
BL41.T4
Topics: Theological Education   |   Teaching Diversity and Justice   |   Alternative Classrooms

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A challenging intercultural teaching experience provided an opportunity for engaging embodied pedagogies that facilitated border crossings of language, age, gender, and experience. Influenced by the work of Augusto Boal, the author describes how improvisation, role-play, music, and drawing led seminary students in Mexico into sacred time and space toward relevant learning. Drawing upon the critical pedagogy of several educators yields implications for teaching theology and religion. The essay also invites ...
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A challenging intercultural teaching experience provided an opportunity for engaging embodied pedagogies that facilitated border crossings of language, age, gender, and experience. Influenced by the work of Augusto Boal, the author describes how improvisation, role-play, music, and drawing led seminary students in Mexico into sacred time and space toward relevant learning. Drawing upon the critical pedagogy of several educators yields implications for teaching theology and religion. The essay also invites readers into dialogue about how such border crossings can benefit their own teaching.
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"How Do Students Learn Theology?"

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Saines, Don
2009
Teaching Theology and Religion 12, no. 4 (2009): 333-348
BL41.T4
Topics: Theological Education   |   Adult Learners

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This paper explores the way students learn theology through a small qualitative research project. It is undertaken in conversation with current higher education learning theory. This learning theory suggests that it is important to discover how a student conceptualizes learning and how they perceive the teaching environment. Students interviewed increasingly spoke of the value of this academic or more cognitive side of learning as they learned "deep approaches." Important in ...
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This paper explores the way students learn theology through a small qualitative research project. It is undertaken in conversation with current higher education learning theory. This learning theory suggests that it is important to discover how a student conceptualizes learning and how they perceive the teaching environment. Students interviewed increasingly spoke of the value of this academic or more cognitive side of learning as they learned "deep approaches." Important in this movement to deep, transformational learning was the presence of a relational teaching environment in which peers and teachers played a crucial role. This present study offers support to the view that the tradition of the learning community remains important for deploying deep approaches to the learning of theology in higher education. The paper argues that these relational principals of teaching and learning remain important in the face of the increased use of technology-based tools and other pedagogical challenges to theological education today.
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Love That Rejoices in the Truth: Theological Explorations

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Charles M. Wood
2009
Cascade Books, Eugene, OR
BX8331.W66 2009
Topics: Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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Love, says the apostle Paul, "does not rejoice over injustice, but rejoices in the truth" (1 Corinthians 13:6). The theological explorations undertaken here all deal in one way or another with the liberating promise and the perplexing problem of truth in Christian life and witness, and with the ways that Christian theology and theological education in their various modes struggle both to seek the truth and to foster the aptitude to honor ...
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Love, says the apostle Paul, "does not rejoice over injustice, but rejoices in the truth" (1 Corinthians 13:6). The theological explorations undertaken here all deal in one way or another with the liberating promise and the perplexing problem of truth in Christian life and witness, and with the ways that Christian theology and theological education in their various modes struggle both to seek the truth and to foster the aptitude to honor it. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface

Acknowledgments

ch. 1 Methodist Doctrine: An Understanding

ch. 2 Wesleyan Constructive Theology

ch. 3 The Primacy of Scripture

ch. 4 Word of God and Truth

ch. 5 Scripture, Authenticity, and Truth

ch. 6 Theological Education: Confessional and Public

ch. 7 Not Every School

ch. 8 Paying Attention

ch. 9 Rejoicing in the Truth

Bibligraphy
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"Three Reviews of For Life Abundant: Practical Theology, Theological Education, and Christian Ministry, edited by Dorothy C. Bass and Craig Dykstra, 2008"

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Slough, Rebecca Stortz, Martha E. Pui-Lan, Kwok
2010
Teaching Theology and Religion 13, no. 1 (2010): 54-63
BL41.T4
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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For Life Abundant, the fruit of sustained reflection among systematic theologians, practical theologians, and pastors, is an important new work that deserves attention. The volume provokes creative and critical thinking about practical theology. Its contributors conceptualize the field as a disciplined practice of imagination and skill residing at the confluence of Christian tradition and living ecclesial communities, and ask what such a construal of practical theology might mean for theological ...
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For Life Abundant, the fruit of sustained reflection among systematic theologians, practical theologians, and pastors, is an important new work that deserves attention. The volume provokes creative and critical thinking about practical theology. Its contributors conceptualize the field as a disciplined practice of imagination and skill residing at the confluence of Christian tradition and living ecclesial communities, and ask what such a construal of practical theology might mean for theological education.

Given the significance of For Life Abundant, Teaching Theology and Religion asked three theological educators who are located in different regions, types of institutions and fields, to review and respond to it. Rebecca Slough describes the volume’s central questions and organization, and considers how it might contribute to the deliberations of a seminary faculty regarding a school’s curriculum. Martha Stortz shows how the process and structure of For Life Abundant are in themselves illustrative of the conceptualization of practical theology for which it argues. Kwok Pui-Lan notes the volumes strengths and goes on to probe its lacunae, particularly with regard to global, gender and multi-cultural considerations relevant to a robust construal of pastoral theology in our time.

While the authors of these three reviews and responses to the volume did not interact as they wrote them, together they comprise a conversation that should be on-going. TTR invites further responses to the volume.
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Race and Ethnicity (pdf)

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2009
Theological Education 45, no. 1 (The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh)
BV4019.T47 v. 45 no. 1 2009
Topics: Diversifying the Curriculum   |   Theological Education   |   Teaching Diverse Students

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Table Of Content:
Gifts Differing: The Educational Value of Race and Ethnicity (Daniel O. Aleshire)
Engaging Borders: Lifting Up Difference and Unmasking Division (Gary Riebe-Estrella)
Latino/a Theological Education: Defining the Table (David Maldonado)
Case Study: Hood Theological Seminary (Christopher R. Hutson)
What Do We Do with the Diversity that We Already Are? The Asian and Asian North American in Accredited Graduate Theological Education (Lester Edwin J. Ruiz and Eleazar S. Fernandez)
Online Theological Education: Perspectives from First-Generation Asian American Students (Roger S. Nam)
CORE: An Evolving Initiative (Janice Edwards-Armstrong)
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Changing the Way Seminaries Teach: Pedagogies for Interfaith Dialogue

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Roozen, David and Heidi Hadsell, eds.
2009
Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT.
BV4022.C53 2009
Topics: Theological Education   |   Religious Diversity

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This book is about teaching, interfaith dialogue and theological education. The core of the book: six critical case studies of seminary taught, degree courses in interfaith dialogue. The cases give expression to a broad range of dialogical pedagogies and course formats, and they include the courses’ syllabi and bibliographies. By critical case we mean one that describes not only the context, content, methods and related goals and rationale of the ...
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This book is about teaching, interfaith dialogue and theological education. The core of the book: six critical case studies of seminary taught, degree courses in interfaith dialogue. The cases give expression to a broad range of dialogical pedagogies and course formats, and they include the courses’ syllabi and bibliographies. By critical case we mean one that describes not only the context, content, methods and related goals and rationale of the course, but also presents an evaluation of the course and discussion of the implications of the evaluation for teaching interfaith dialogue in theological institutions. (From the Publisher)

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Editor's Introduction

ch. 1 Navigating the New Diversity: Interfaith Dialogue in Theological Education
ch. 2 'Interreligious Dialogue' at the Jesuit School of Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley (James Redington)
ch. 3 World Religions and Christianity: A Global Perspective in the Context of the Overall Program of Theological Education at Perkins School of Theology (Robert Hunt)
ch. 4 Building Abrahamic Partnerships: A Model Interfaith Program at Hartford Seminary (Yehezkel Landau)
ch. 5 The Challenge of World Religions to Christian Faith and Practice at Drew University School of Theology (S. Wesley Ariarajah)
ch. 6 Theological Education for Interfaith Engagement: The Philadelphia Story (J. Paul Rajashekler)
ch. 7 Dialogue in a World of Difference: Turning Necessity into Opportunity in Hartford Seminary's Master of Arts Program (Suendam Birinci, Heidi Hadsell, David Roozen)
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Theological Illiteracy and Its Effect on the Enterprise of Theological Education

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Talvacchia, ed., Kathleen
2009
Spotlight on Theological Education 3, no. 1 May
BV4019.S66
Topics: Teaching Religion   |   Theological Education   |   Identity, Society, and Church

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ch. 1 Called to Educate (Lee H. Butler)
ch. 2 Daring to Engage the World (Daisy L. Machado)
ch. 3 The Cultivation of Imagination as Literacy for Theological Education (Emily Click)
ch. 4 Theological Literacy through World Religions (Elizabeth Conde-Frazier)
ch. 5 The Challenge of Theological Illiteracy for Teaching Comparative Theology (John J. Thatamanil)
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The Missional Church & Leadership Formation: Helping Congregations Develop Leadership Capacity

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Van Gelder, Craig, ed.
2009
William B Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI
BV601.8.M5945 2007
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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In this volume - the third book in the Missional Church series - eminent missional church expert Craig Van Gelder continues to track and contribute to the expanding missional church conversation, inviting today's brightest minds in the field to speak to key questions concerning church leadership. (From the Publisher)
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In this volume - the third book in the Missional Church series - eminent missional church expert Craig Van Gelder continues to track and contribute to the expanding missional church conversation, inviting today's brightest minds in the field to speak to key questions concerning church leadership. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Preface
Contributors
Introduction: Engaging the Missional Church Conversation

Section I Missional Leadership Formation In Relation To Theological Education
ch. 1 Theological Education and Missional Leadership Formation: Can Seminaries Prepare Missional Leaders for Congregations? (Craig Van Gelder)
ch. 2 Missional Theology for Schools of Theology: Re-engaging the Question What Is Theological about a Theological School?(Kyle J. A. Small)
ch. 3 Developing Evangelical Public Leadership for Apostolic Witness: A Missional Alternative to Traditional Pastoral Formation (Richard H. Bliese)

Section II Missional Leadership Formation In Relation To Congregations
ch. 4 Cultivating Missional Leaders: Mental Models and the Ecology of Vocation (Scott Cormode)
ch. 5 Forming Lay Missional Leaders for Congregations and the World (Sharon Hnderson Callahan)
ch. 6 Vision-Discerning vs. Vision-Casting: How Shared Vision Can Raise Up Communities of Leaders Rather than Mere Leaders of Communities (Dave Daubert)

Section III Missional Leadership Formation In Relation To Recent Research
ch. 7 Characteristics of Congregations That Empower Missional Leadership: A Lutheran Voice (Terri Martinson Elton)
ch. 8 Leadership and the Missional Church Conversation: Listening In on What Leaders in Four Denominational Systems Have to Say (Kristine M. Stache)
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Common Worship in Theological Education

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Garrigan, Siobhan and Todd Johnson, eds.
2010
Pickwick Publications, Eugene OR
BV4022.C63 2010
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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What is the place of corporate warship in theological education? Certainly it is not unexpected to have ministry students attending seminary chapel, but what are the expectations for the students who attend chapel? Is it to form their liturgical sensibilities into conformity with a particular worship tradition or style? Or is it to provide a safe place to try things that one would be reluctant to experiment with in congregational ...
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What is the place of corporate warship in theological education? Certainly it is not unexpected to have ministry students attending seminary chapel, but what are the expectations for the students who attend chapel? Is it to form their liturgical sensibilities into conformity with a particular worship tradition or style? Or is it to provide a safe place to try things that one would be reluctant to experiment with in congregational worship? Although common worship for ministry students is almost a given in all theological schools, there are few common understandings about it goals and purposes.

Common Worship in Theological Education is the first book to address the theological, pedagogical, and political issues involved in the planning and execution of seminary chapel. It offers voices from across the theological and ecumenical spectrum about chapel, as well as involving multiple disciplines in the conversation. This volume provides the first comprehensive survey of the worship issues at stake in seminary education today. The essays in this collection provide the foundation for a productive conversation within a seminary faculty or among colleagues within a theological discipline. This volume makes the case that the chapel ought to have a seat at the table when the education mission of a theological school is being discussed. So pull up a chair and prepare for a fascinating conversation. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
List of Contributors

Preface

ch. 1 Ora et Labora: Reflections on the (Non-) History of Seminary Chapel (Todd E. Johnson)

ch. 2 The Politics of Seminary Chapels (Swight W. Vogel)

ch. 3 My Cup Runneth Over? Seminary Chapel As A Laboratory (Mark W. Stamm)

ch. 4 Musical Formation in Seminary Chapel Worship (Patrick Evans)

ch. 5 Seminary Chapel in a Prayer Book Context (Lizette Larson-Miller)

ch. 6 Naming the Elephant: Leading Chapel in a Multi-Denominational Seminary Context (Michelle K. Baker-Wright)

ch. 7 In Spirit and in Truth: The Liturgical Space as a Territory (Claudio Caralhaes)

ch. 8 Table Teaching: Practicing the Lord's Supper at Seminary (Ron Rienstra)

ch. 9 Worship and Formation for Ministry (E. Bryon Anderson)

ch. 10 Crediting Chapel: Worship and the Theological Curriculum (Siobhan Garrigan)
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Writing Theology Well

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Yaghjian, Lucretia
2006
Continuum International London
BR44.Y34 2006
Topics: Teaching Writing   |   Teaching Religion   |   Theological Education

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In its creative integration of the disciplines of writing, rhetoric, and theology, Writing Theology Well provides a standard text for theological educators engaged in the teaching and mentoring of writing across the theological curriculum. As a theological rhetoric, it will also encourage excellence in theological writing in the public domain by helping to equip students for their wider vocations as writers, preachers, and communicators in a variety of ministerial and ...
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In its creative integration of the disciplines of writing, rhetoric, and theology, Writing Theology Well provides a standard text for theological educators engaged in the teaching and mentoring of writing across the theological curriculum. As a theological rhetoric, it will also encourage excellence in theological writing in the public domain by helping to equip students for their wider vocations as writers, preachers, and communicators in a variety of ministerial and professional contexts. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Acknowledgments
Preface

Part I Writing Theological Rhetorics Well
ch. 1 Writing Theology Well in Its Own Context
ch. 2 Writing Theological Reflection Well: Rhetorics of Process, Problem Solving, and Proclamation
ch. 3 Writing Theological Argument Well: Rhetorics of Inquiry, Reading, Reflection, and Persuasion
ch. 4 Writing the Theological Essay Well: Rhetorics of Identification, Correlation, Suspicion, and Construction

Part II Writing Theological and Biblical Research Well
ch. 5 Writing Theological Research Well (I): Rhetorics of Research and Investigation
ch. 6 Writing Theological Research Well (II): Rhetorics of Organization and Documentation
ch. 7 Writing the Biblical Essay Well (I): Rhetorics of Exegesis and Interpretation
ch. 8 Writing the Biblical Essay Well (II): A Critical-Hermeneutical Rhetoric

Part III Toward a Theological Style and Voice of Your Own
ch. 9 Writing with Theological Imagination Well: Rhetorics of Analogy, Metaphor, and Symbol
ch. 10 Rewriting Theology Well (I): Rhetorics of Style and Voice
ch. 11 Rewriting Theology Well (II): Rhetorics of Words, Sentences, and Paragraphs
ch. 12 Rewriting Theology Well (III): A Rhetoric of Revision

Epilogue: Writing Theology Well in Your New Context: From Writing for Professors to Writing with a Professional Voice
Notes
Index
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"Let Us Pray: Classroom Worship in Theological Education"

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Laytham, Brent
2010
Teaching Theology and Religion 13, no. 2 (2010): 110-124
BL41.T4
Topics: Theological Education   |   Ministerial Formation

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Theological education typically includes classroom worship, a practice of great pedagogical power and curricular import. As pedagogy, classroom worship does four things. It focuses teaching and learning on God, and fosters theological dispositions necessary for sustaining that attention. Second, it rightly positions the entire class in dialogical relation to the divine Thou, in communal relation to each other, the larger church and the wider world, and in personal relations that ...
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Theological education typically includes classroom worship, a practice of great pedagogical power and curricular import. As pedagogy, classroom worship does four things. It focuses teaching and learning on God, and fosters theological dispositions necessary for sustaining that attention. Second, it rightly positions the entire class in dialogical relation to the divine Thou, in communal relation to each other, the larger church and the wider world, and in personal relations that risk transformation. Third, it frames theological education as an integrative practice of faith and learning. Finally, it invites teachers to know their students as whole persons and students to trust their teachers as spiritual guides. As curriculum, classroom worship may have greater significance than chapel worship for many students and at particular schools. It should be moved from implicit curriculum to explicit, with careful attention to the null curriculum and to the matrices of relationship within which worship has meaning.
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"Relevant and Effective Theological Education in the Context of Twenty-First Century South Asia"

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Raja, Joshva, and Rajkumar, Peniel Jesudason Rufus
2010
Teaching Theology and Religion 13, no. 3 (2010): 193-207
BL41.T4
Topics: Theological Education   |   Changes in Higher Education

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This essay considers Christian theological education in South Asia highlighting pertinent issues in pedagogical content, form, method, and praxis. Debunking the notion of students as "empty bottles" to be filled, and criticizing the top-down model of education, the paper argues that theological education is an ongoing and interactive process in which students and teachers are participants who share and reflect upon each other's faith and socio-cultural experiences. Participants reject, test, ...
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This essay considers Christian theological education in South Asia highlighting pertinent issues in pedagogical content, form, method, and praxis. Debunking the notion of students as "empty bottles" to be filled, and criticizing the top-down model of education, the paper argues that theological education is an ongoing and interactive process in which students and teachers are participants who share and reflect upon each other's faith and socio-cultural experiences. Participants reject, test, negotiate, and choose – while remaining open to the variety that is embodied in different human experiences. The paper stresses the relationship between the theological college and the church and calls for mutual responsibility, respect, and accountability. In an increasingly communal and fundamentalist atmosphere that poses a threat to multi-culturalism, the role of the laity in shaping theological education is highlighted and public debate is encouraged. The paper calls for interactive and dialogic learning. A version of this paper was published in Ministerial Formation 100 (2003): 5–16.
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"How Master of Divinity Education Changes Students: A Research-Based Model "

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Lincoln, Timothy D.
2010
Teaching Theology and Religion 13, no. 3 (2010): 208-222
BL41.T4
Topics: Theological Education   |   Curriculum Design and Assessment

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To increase understanding of how Master of Divinity education actually functions and to respond to accreditors' emphasis on the outcomes of learning, this paper presents a research-based model that focuses on how M.Div. education transforms students. The students-in-seminary model is conceptually undergirded by life course theory. In the model, students attending seminary engage in a messy process in which they respond to competing demands of school, church, and family. ...
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To increase understanding of how Master of Divinity education actually functions and to respond to accreditors' emphasis on the outcomes of learning, this paper presents a research-based model that focuses on how M.Div. education transforms students. The students-in-seminary model is conceptually undergirded by life course theory. In the model, students attending seminary engage in a messy process in which they respond to competing demands of school, church, and family. The author compares the students-in-seminary model with the dominant message model for theological education articulated by Carroll et al. (1997) and argues that the students-in-seminary model more adequately describes the process of theological education. The author calls for further research to study how seminaries promote key messages to their students, the plasticity of students' sense of calling, the impact of church requirements on M.Div. students, and the complexity of life for multiple-role students.
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"Responses to Hugh Heclo's On Thinking Institutionally"

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Fennell, Robert C., Ascough, Richard S., Liew, Tat-siong Benny, McLain, Michael, and Westfield, Nancy Lynne
2010
Teaching Theology and Religion 13, no. 3 (2010): 272-284
BL41.T4
Topics: Vocation of Teaching   |   Theological Education   |   Changes in Higher Education

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Hugh Heclo's recent book On Thinking Institutionally (Paradigm Publishers, 2008) analyzes changes that have taken place in the past half century in how North Americans tend to think and act in institutions. The volume is receiving particular attention as it can be applied to higher education and to religious denominations, and so deserves consideration by those who teach in theology and religious studies. At an October 2009 conference, The Wabash Center hosted ...
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Hugh Heclo's recent book On Thinking Institutionally (Paradigm Publishers, 2008) analyzes changes that have taken place in the past half century in how North Americans tend to think and act in institutions. The volume is receiving particular attention as it can be applied to higher education and to religious denominations, and so deserves consideration by those who teach in theology and religious studies. At an October 2009 conference, The Wabash Center hosted a lively discussion of Heclo's volume among invited religion and theology scholars, which resulted in the present compilation of four short responses to the book. What was and is clear from these responses is that while Heclo has identified a crucial issue, his analysis and prescription leave important theoretical and practical questions untouched. Indeed part of the energy around the discussion of the book flowed from the ways in which his lack of attention to social class, gender, race, and age circumscribed his ability to robustly describe and diagnose the challenge that gave rise to his book. In order to orient readers to the volume and discussion of it, the "Conversation" begins with a descriptive review of the book.
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Theological education is vital for the future of World Christianity—this conviction lies at the heart of this publication. Theological education has the potential to be the seedbed for the renewal of churches, their ministries, mission, and commitment to Christian unity.

If theological education is neglected by church leaders or in funding, the consequences are far reaching; they might not be visible immediately, but they will certainly become ...
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Theological education is vital for the future of World Christianity—this conviction lies at the heart of this publication. Theological education has the potential to be the seedbed for the renewal of churches, their ministries, mission, and commitment to Christian unity.

If theological education is neglected by church leaders or in funding, the consequences are far reaching; they might not be visible immediately, but they will certainly become manifest over time in the theological competence of church leadership, the holistic nature of mission, and the capacities for ecumenical and interfaith dialogue and the interaction between church and society.

Investment in theological education is investment of hope in the future and mission of World Christianity. The transmission of Christian memory, the education for God’s peace and justice, and the formation for church and community leadership therefore should be priorities in all churches; however, in many places theological education is far from secure or even in crisis at the present time. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
List of Contributors
Forwords:
Introduction

Part I: Theological Education in Global Context: Issues and Themes
ch. 1 Theological Education in World Christianity Since 1910
From Roman Church to World Church: Roman Catholic Theological Education (Stephen Bevans)
From Western Church to World Christianity: Developments in Theological Education in the Ecumenical Movement (David Esterline)
Key Issues for Theological Education in the 21st Century (Martin Conway)

ch. 2 From Colonial to Postcolonial Theological Education
Envisioning Postcolonial Theological Education: Dilemmas and Possibilities (Namsoon Kang)

ch. 3 Theological Education and the Missions of the Church
Theological Education and Missional Practice: A Vital Dialogue (Steve de Gruchy)
Theological Formation for Missional Faithfulness After Christendom: A Response to Steven de Gruchy (Darrell L. Guder)

ch. 4 Gender in Theological Education
Women in Theological Education from an African Perspective (Isabel Apawo Phiri, and Esther Mombo)
Women in Theological Education from an Asian Perspective (Limatula Longkumer)

ch. 5 Race, Power, and Migration in Theological Education
Global Migration and Challenges to Theological Education (Henry S. Wilson, and Werner Kahl)
Recovering the Body: When Race and Power Migrate (Lester Edwin J. Ruitz)

ch. 6 Ecumenical Perspectives in Theological Education
Ecumenical Formation in Theological Education: Historical Perspectives (Dietrich Werner)
Ecumenical Formation in Theological Education: African Perspectives (James Amanze)
Ecumenical Formation in Theological Education: Asain Perspectives (Hope S. Antone)

ch. 7 Contextuality and inter-Contextuality in Theological Education
Contextuality and inter-Contextuality in Theological Education: an Asian Perspective (Hwuan Po Ho)
Contextuality and inter-Contextuality in Theological Education: an African Perspective (Sarojini Nadar)

ch. 8 Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Theological Schools
Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Theological Education: Asian Perspectives (Hwang Po Ho)
Outcome Based Education, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Open Distance Learning: A Case Study on Theology at the University of South Africa (Nico Botha)
Accreditation and Assessment of Student Learning in the North American Context: Models and Resources (Louis Charles Willard)

ch. 9 Public Ministry and Communication Studies in Theological Education
Public Ministry, Ethical Formation and Theological Education in India - An Exploration of Key Issues (Peniel J. Rufus Rajkumar)
Public Ministry and Ethical Formation in North American Theoloigcal Schools (Peter J. Paris)
Media Education, Communication Studies and Theological Education (Joshva Raja)

ch. 10 Spiritual Formation in Theological Education
Spiritual Formation in Protestant Theological Institutions (Marilyn Naidoo)
Missionary Training and Spirituality: Spiritual Formation in Theological Education (Robert W. Brynjolfson)

ch. 11 Interfaith Dialogue in Theological Education
The Challenge of Inter-Religious Dialogue and Praxis for African Theological Education (Emmanuel Martey)
Interfaith Dialogues in Christian Theological Education in North America: Opportunities and Challenges (Heidi Hadsell)
Training for Ministry in a Multi-Faith Context: A Case Study from Britian (Andrew Wingate)

ch. 12 People with Disabilities and Theological Education
Disability Discourse, Theological Education, and the Journey of EDAN (Samuel Kabue)

ch. 13 HIV and AIDS and Theological Education
Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in Theological Education (Ezra Chitando)

ch. 14 Theological Education by Extension
Diversified Theological Education: Genesis, Development, and Ecumenical Potential of Theological Education by Extension (TEE) (Kangwa Mabuluki)

ch. 15 Curriculum Development in Theological Education
Curriculum Development in Theological Education: The Case of Senate Serampore Colleges in South Asia (Roger Gaikward)
The Theological Curriculum in Accredited Graduate Theological Education: A Commentary on a North American Conversation (Lester Edwin J. Ruiz)

ch. 16 Pedagogy and Methodology in Theological Education
Pedagogy and Methodology in Theological Education - Latin American Perspectives with a European Response (Matthias Preiswerk and Pierre Buehler)
Pedagogical Issues and Shifts over the Last Twenty-Five Years in Theological Education in North America (Paul Myhre)

ch. 17 Libraries in Theological Education
The Role of Theological Libraries and Library Networks (Elizabeth Pulanco and Melody Mazuk)
The Future Role of Online Libraries: Globethics Net's Innovate Model (Christopher Stueckelberger, and Amelie Vallotton)

ch. 18 International Partnership and Funding Policies in Theological Education
The United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) and Anglican Theological Education (Michael Doe)
International Partnership and Theological Education in the Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany (EMW) (Verena Grueter and Maureen Trott)
International Partnership and Funding Principles in Theological Education in Evangelical Perspective (Manfred W. Kohl)
Financial Viability and Global Solidarity for Theological Education (Yeow, Choo Lak)

Part II: Regional Surveys of Developments In Theological Education Since 1910
ch. 19 Theological Education in Africa
"Stretch Forth Thy Wings and Fly" - Theological Education in the African Context (John S. Pobee)
History and Major Goals of Regional Associations of Theological Schools in Africa (James Amanze)

ch. 20 Theological Education in Aisa
The History and Development of Theological Education in South East Asia (Michael Nai Chiu Poon)
The History and Development of Theological Education in South Asia (Wati Longehar)
Theological Education in Hong Kong: A Postcolonial Reading (Simon S. M. Kwan, and Archie C. C. Lee)
Major Developments and Challenges for Theological Education in China (Yilu Chen)
Theological Education in South Korea (Choong Koo Park)
Protestant Theological Education in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Major Developments and Challenges (Insur Shamgunov)

ch. 21 Theological Education in the Pacific and Australia
Theological Education in Oceania (Winston Halapua)
Australian Theological Education: An Historical and Thematic Overview (Charles Sherlock)

ch. 22 Theological Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Growth and Challenges of Theological Education in Latin America: Notes From the Pilgrimage (Jose Duque)
The Orgins of Ecumenical Theological Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (Amilcar Ulloa)
Towards and United and Contextual Program in Theological Education in the Caribbean (Noel Titus)

ch. 23 Theological Education in the Middle East
Theological Education in the Middle East (Daniel Alberto Ayuch)

ch. 24 Theological Education in North America
Theological Education in North America (Daniel O. Aleshire)

ch. 25 Theological Education in Eastern and Central Europe
Theological Education in Russian Orthodox Church (in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus) (Vladimir Fedorov)
Theological Education in Ukraine: The Case of the Mater of Ecumenical Studies in Lviv (Antoine Arjakovsky)
Theological Education in Eastern and Central Europe (Peter Penner, and Anne-Marie Kool)
Theological Education in Baltic Churches (Riho Altmurme)

ch. 26 Theological Education in Western Europe
The Study of Protestant Theology in Europe (Michael Beintker)
Theological Education in England since 1978 (David Hewlett)
Theological Education in Scandinavia Churches (Vidar I. Haanes)
Protestant Theological Education in Germany and the Role of the Religious Studies, Missiology, and Ecumenics (Ulrich Dehn, and Dietrich Werner)
Bolognanization of Theological Education in Germany and Switzerland (Reinhold Bernhard)
The Consultation Process Between European Theological Faculties (The Graz Process) (Viorel Ionita)

Part III: Theological Education From Denominational and Confessional Perspectives
ch. 27 Theological Education in Orthodox Churches
Theological Education in Orthodox World (Petros Vassiliades, Eleni Kasseluri, and Pantelis Kalaitzidis)
Theological Education in Oriental Orthodox Tradition (Kondothra M. George)

ch. 28 Theological Education in the Roman Catholic Church
Theological Education in the Roman Catholic Church (Teresa Francesca Rossi)

ch. 29 Theological Education in Anglican Churches
Theological Education in Anglican Communion (Clare Amos)

ch. 30 Theological Education in Lutheran Churches
Theological Education in Lutheran Churches (Karen L. Bloomquist, and Martin L. Sinaga)

ch. 31 Theological Education in Reformed Churches
Theological Education in Reformed Churches (Douwe Visser, Jet den Hollander,Lukas Vischer and Allan Sell)

ch. 32 Theological Education in Methodist Churches
Theological Education in Methodist Churches (Patrick Ph. Streiff, Robert F. Kohler, and Robert Solomon)

ch. 33 Theological Education in Baptist Churches
Theological Education in Baptist Churches - major trends, networks and documents (Lisa Andronoviené, Keith G. Jones, and Parush R. Parushev)

ch. 34 Theological Education in Evangelical Theological Schools
Training of Theological Educators for International Theological Education: An Evangelical Contribution from Europe (Bernhard Ott)
Theological Education in Evangelical Theological Schools in the United States (Glenn T. Miller)
Missiological and Theological Perspectives on Evangelical Theological Education in Africa (Bill Houston)
Dancing for God: Evangelical Theological Education in Global Context (Miroslav Volf)

ch. 35 Theological Education in Pentecostal Churches
Theological Education in Pentecostal Churches in Asia (Wonsuk Ma)
Pentecostalism, Ecumenism and Theological Education in Latin American Perspective (Daniel Chiquete)
African Pentecostalism and Theological Education (Cephas N. Omenyo)

Appendices
Networks, Associations, and Resources for Theological Education: Selected Websites
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In Whose Hands? A Study of Theological School Trustees

Journal Issue
Wheeler, Barbara
2002
Auburn Studies, No. 9 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 2002)
BV4070.A8 A1 2002 no. 9
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

Additional Info:
Trustees and boards of theological schools provide long-range guidance and governance for their institution and it is crucial that they have the skills, knowledge and information to make sound and effective decisions.

In this issue:

• Who are the trustees of the approximately 250 theological schools in the United States?

• Do theological schools have the trustees they need? Do they have the perspective, motivation and capacity ...
Additional Info:
Trustees and boards of theological schools provide long-range guidance and governance for their institution and it is crucial that they have the skills, knowledge and information to make sound and effective decisions.

In this issue:

• Who are the trustees of the approximately 250 theological schools in the United States?

• Do theological schools have the trustees they need? Do they have the perspective, motivation and capacity that their institutions most urgently require?
(From the Publisher)
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Lean Years, Fat Years: Changes in the Financial Support of Protestant Education

Journal Issue
Ruger, Anthony
2000
Auburn Studies, No. 2 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 1994)
BV4070.A8 A1 1994 no. 2
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

Additional Info:
Revenue sources for theological education have changed significantly in the last twenty years with more reliance on endowments, gifts and grants and student fees.
Additional Info:
Revenue sources for theological education have changed significantly in the last twenty years with more reliance on endowments, gifts and grants and student fees.
This is the third in a series of decennial studies of revenue sources for Protestant theological education. (From the Publisher)
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The Big Picture: Strategic Choices for Theological Schools

Journal Issue
Ruger, Anthony T., and Wheeler, Barbara G.
2000
Auburn Studies, No. 7 (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 2000)
BV4070.A8 A1 2000 no. 7
Topics: Theological Education   |   Academic Histories and Contexts

Additional Info:
This report helps theological schools situate their strategic choices in the context of theological education as a whole.

What are the kinds of choices that theological schools should be making, both in terms of material assets as well as enrollment? (From the Publisher)
Additional Info:
This report helps theological schools situate their strategic choices in the context of theological education as a whole.

What are the kinds of choices that theological schools should be making, both in terms of material assets as well as enrollment? (From the Publisher)
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Reaching Out: Auburn Seminary Launches The Center For The Study of Theological Education

Article
Wheeler, Barbara G., and Delloff, Linda Marie
1993
Auburn Studies (Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY 1993)
BV4070.A8 A1 1993 no. 1
Topics: Theological Education

Additional Info:
The Center for the Study of Theological Education (CSTE) provides reliable information and perspectives on theological education in North America. It conducts a "cycle of surveys" that revisits segments of theological education--students, graduates, faculty, administrators, trustees, and seminary finances--regularly, in order to track trends over time. CSTE also studies special topics, such as student debt, doctoral education in theology and religion, and the culture of theological schools.

Research ...
Additional Info:
The Center for the Study of Theological Education (CSTE) provides reliable information and perspectives on theological education in North America. It conducts a "cycle of surveys" that revisits segments of theological education--students, graduates, faculty, administrators, trustees, and seminary finances--regularly, in order to track trends over time. CSTE also studies special topics, such as student debt, doctoral education in theology and religion, and the culture of theological schools.

Research results are available as issues of the occasional bulletin Auburn Studies or as special background reports. All reports are available on this site in PDF format.  Paper copies of recent reports are available by e-mailing: CSTE@AuburnSeminary.org. Some project results are also available in video format and more will appear in this form in the future. (From the Publisher)

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Revitalizing Practice: Collaborative Models for Theological Faculties

Book
Warford, Malcolm L.
2008
Peter Lang, New York, NY
BV4020.R48 2008
Topics: Theological Education   |   Leadership and Faculty Development

Additional Info:
Revitalizing Practice is designed to help theological faculties engage a common set of challenges, particularly in the areas of diversity, formation, and institutional identity. These are not technical problems but are instead the very stuff out of which teaching and learning are practiced. Yet addressing such issues requires intentional strategies and collaborative work. Revitalizing Practice offers four such intentional strategies: «A New Ecology Model», «An Improvisational Model», «An Appreciative Inquiry ...
Additional Info:
Revitalizing Practice is designed to help theological faculties engage a common set of challenges, particularly in the areas of diversity, formation, and institutional identity. These are not technical problems but are instead the very stuff out of which teaching and learning are practiced. Yet addressing such issues requires intentional strategies and collaborative work. Revitalizing Practice offers four such intentional strategies: «A New Ecology Model», «An Improvisational Model», «An Appreciative Inquiry Model», and «A World Café Model». Each of these models provides a thor