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Identity-Forming Theological Education: The Practice of Confession in the Formation of Salvation Army Officers

Grey, Terry (2014) Identity-Forming Theological Education: The Practice of Confession in the Formation of Salvation Army Officers. Religious Education, 109 (2). pp. 126-142. ISSN 0034-4087

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Abstract

Preparing future Christian leaders to take their place in the Church is not only about ensuring they have the capacities (intellectual, pastoral, strategic leadership, public performance, etc.), but that they become significant carriers of the traditions, beliefs, and practices that define a particular community of faith. Learning to become a Salvation Army officer is substantially concerned with this perpetuation of organizational culture. As such, individual learning may be constructed in terms of taking up a particular social identity that conforms to the needs and expectations of the organization. Through discourse analysis I surface one particular element of organizational discourse—“confession”—and examine how power/knowledge circulates to produce a Salvation Army officer identity.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Theological Education, Confession, Salvation Army, Officers
Fields of Research: ?? 220401 ??
Socio-Economic Objective: ?? 970122 ??
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): ?? religious_education ??
Association with University of Divinity: SABC: Salvation Army Booth College
Depositing User: Users 147 not found.
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 10:34
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 10:34
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2557

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