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When we talk about the men who are in the ministry, we have to realize that they did not get into their current position by accident. There was a lot of careful study. Most pastors have been to some kind of seminary. If not, they have had at least some kind of theological education. This book provides a guidebook for those who are or will be involved with that education.
The first section features the past of theological education and the foundations of it. The second section features the actual material being taught in this education. The third and final section features the practical aspects- how this education affects ministry in general.
One of the things I loved about this book is its generality. Not that it was not committed to the essential doctrines of the faith, but that it applies to any seminary or Christian college around the country– from a large multi-national university to the small, local church run Bible college.
The principles presented here can be applied to many situations. And they are so good!! I give this book 4 stars out of 5.
Bibliography of this Book:
Dockery, David S., Editor. Theology, Church, and Ministry: A Handbook for Theological Education. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2017.
I have received this book as part of the BH Bloggers book review program which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive review. The thoughts expressed here are my own.