ERIC Number: EJ853478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
An Integrative Educational Strategy for Christian Leaders in a Multifaith World
Talvacchia, Kathleen T.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v9 n2 p139-145 Apr 2006
This paper asserts that training Christian leaders for faithful and effective leadership in religious communities, which is responsive to the reality of the diverse religious experiences of this country, requires that they learn the skills of integration, specifically the ability to integrate formation into a community within the context of a multicultural, multifaith world. The process of pastoral theological reflection, a process that seeks to methodically put into conversation the student's experience, social context, and religious tradition, holds promise in a Christian context as a way to accomplish such integration. After discussing the process of pastoral theological reflection, the paper examines a seminary ministerial formation curriculum, based on this integrative process, to discern how it might better engage multifaith realities in its formation of leaders for Christian communities.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Religion, Leadership Effectiveness, Social Environment, Christianity, Cultural Pluralism, Clergy
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