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ERIC Number: EJ1027748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Identity-Forming Theological Education: The Practice of Confession in the Formation of Salvation Army Officers
Grey, Terry
Religious Education, v109 n2 p126-142 2014
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.
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Language: English
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