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ERIC Number: EJ818018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
Teaching the Arts of Public Theology
Casey, Shaun
Christian Higher Education, v5 n1 p37-54 Jan 2006
While intense discussions are raging over the definition and status of public theology, within graduate theological education relatively little attention is being paid to the teaching of the practices of public theology. This article explores one venue in graduate theological education that attempts to equip seminary and divinity school students in the arts of public theology. This program, the National Capital Semester for Seminarians, is located at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and is open to any student enrolled in a seminary or divinity school in North America. The article is a critical examination of the pedagogical goals and design of the program. In addition there is an examination of the skills and practices that comprise the arts of public theology. A central thesis of the article is that interest in the intersection of theology and public policy is currently high among students, yet there is a paucity of resources in typical graduate theological curricula to address this demand. (Contains 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; North America