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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: Theological Education, Confession, Salvation Army, Officers
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: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Religious Education
College/Association with University of Divinity: SABC: Salvation Army Booth College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 00:34
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 03:14
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2522

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