Education for Ministry: Reform and Renewal in Theological Education

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1993 - Religion - 195 pages
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.

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1 Are They Professional?
2 Are They Practical?
3 Are They Devoted?
4 Identity in Ministry
5 Authority in Ministry and the Great Tradition
6 Pedagogy
7 Faculty
8 Curriculum
9 Whither the Theological Institution?

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Page 193 - Robert Wuthnow, The Restructuring of American Religion (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988), chap. 4; Wuthnow, The Struggle for America's Soul: Evangelicals, Liberals, and Secularism (Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 1989), 10-15; and Jose Casanova, "Private and Public Religions," Social Research, 59 (Spring 1992): 17-57.

About the author (1993)

George P. Schner, S.J. has taught for the past 12 years at Regis College. He received his doctorate in Religious Studies from Yale University. He was ordained a priest in 1974.

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