The Aims & Purposes of Literature: Notes from the Field

Abstract: 
After mapping in broad strokes the major contributions of studies on the "aims and purposes of theological education," Jack Fitzmier spirals down from those utopian proposals for re-visioning theological education to a bird's eye view of the "actual doing of theological education" today. In this investigation at the ground level, he focuses on four areas of concern about contemporary theological students -- the problem of academic preparation; work, family and localism; spirituality and critical Christian theological thinking; and the triumph of functionalism.
Author Blurb: 

Jack Fitzmier is Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Dean at the Claremont School of Theology.

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