Between Athens and Berlin: The Theological Education Debate

Citation: 
Kelsey, David H. Between Athens and Berlin: The Theological Education Debate. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1993.
Abstract: 

Kelsey offers thick descriptions of two educational models used in North American theological education: "Athens" paideia (formation) and "Berlin" wissenschaft (scientific knowledge). He links these descriptions with five major "voices" in the contemporary debate about the nature and purposes of theological education: Edward Farley, the Mudflower Collective, Joseph C. Hough, Jr. and John B. Cobb, Max L. Stackhouse, and Charles M. Wood. He carefully describes the voices and the aspects of each which exclude others as well as unites all of them to produce new concepts of what is theological about theological education. (RG)

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