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ERIC Number: EJ853728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Creating Visionary and Enhanced Theological Institutions
Valantasis, Richard
Teaching Theology & Religion, v8 n1 p11-14 Jan 2005
Theological school faculty at mid-career often discover a bifurcated work environment in the theological institutions they serve. Scholarly and pedagogical passions can be set in tension with academic administrative responsibilities--each vying for the lion's share of time. In this essay the author plunges into murky vocational waters to explore possible contributing factors for the bifurcated existence mid-career faculty experience. The essay suggests creative steps toward new visionary paradigms to aid theological institutions in adopting and modeling visionary theological education. This transformative model would strive to enhance community life, nurture leadership, foster intellectual formation, cope with institutional strife, and constructively shape an institution's future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A