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Re-imaging theological education for the church

Haar, Stephen (2017) Re-imaging theological education for the church. Lutheran Theological Journal, 51 (1). pp. 47-59. ISSN 0024-7553

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Abstract

Is theological education at risk of losing its place in the life of the church? My question arises not merely from present concerns over the future viability of Australian Lutheran College (ALC) in North Adelaide, but is prompted by tendencies observed in Lutheranism worldwide. For example, the gap people perceive between academic theology and the theology lived out in the life of churches; the popular emphasis given to things practical rather than the 'theoretical'; the habit by some of using theology to control rather than critique and challenge the church; the attraction of fundamentalist viewpoints in times of change and loss; the failure of theological education to prepare people for vocation and life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: theology, education, Church
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 - Education Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2019 01:37
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2019 01:39
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3618

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