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"The Functions of Theology: Loosening the Nexus Between Theological Education and Ministerial Formation", Colloquium, 47/2 (2015): 208-220

Thompson, Geoffrey (2015) "The Functions of Theology: Loosening the Nexus Between Theological Education and Ministerial Formation", Colloquium, 47/2 (2015): 208-220. Colloquium, 47 (2). pp. 208-220. ISSN 0588-3237

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Abstract

Among the issues included in the rationale for the colloquium at which this article was first presented as a paper, was that of the nexus between theological education and ministerial formation. In Australia, this nexus is an historically long-established and tight one.1 The tightness of the nexus has, in my view, impeded the discussion about the multiple roles of theology in and beyond the church. In what follows I will explore the tasks and functions of theology when it is not bound by that nexus. They will be discussed under the headings of 'exploration', 'debate' and 'ideological critique'. For reasons of space, I will limit myself to the roles of theology in the church,not denying in doing so the importance and urgency of debates about the roles of theology beyond the church.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: theological education, ministerial formation,
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: Ministry Studies
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Pilgrim Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Geoff Thompson
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2016 03:29
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 03:29
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1935

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