Educating Clergy: Teaching Practices and Pastoral Imagination
November 2005, Jossey-Bass
About the Authors.
Introduction William M. Sullivan.
PART ONE. Seminary Education: An Overview.
1. Educating Clergy: A Distinctive Challenge.
2. Common Profession, Diverse Practices.
PART TWO. Classroom Pedagogies in Forming a Pastoral, Priestly, or Rabbinic Imagination.
3. Pedagogies of Interpretation.
4. Pedagogies of Formation.
5. Pedagogies of Contextualization.
6. Pedagogies of Performance.
PART THREE. Communal Pedagogies in Forming a Pastoral, Priestly, or Rabbinic Imagination.
7. Traditions of Seminary Education and the Pastoral Imagination.
8. Continuity and Change in the Traditions of Seminary Education.
9. Cultivating Spiritual Practices for Clergy Leadership.
10. Cultivating Professional Practices: Field Education.
PART FOUR. Seminary Educator Teaching Practices.
11. Teaching Toward Integration: Cultivating the Pastoral, Priestly, or Rabbinic Imagination.
12. An Invitation to Conversation.
Lisa Dahill is a research scholar with the Carnegie Foundation Clergy Study. She received her M.Div from the Lutheran Church in America and a Ph.D in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union. Dahill is also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Lawrence A. Golemon is a research consultant.
Barbara Wang Tolentino is a research assistant.
"This is an important book." (Congregations, Summer 2006)"This is a timely moment to introduce Educating Clergy. It has never been more evident that public as well as private life in America is powerfully shaped by traditions of faith commitments and religious observance. This study was born out of the conviction that the organized clergy plays a central, though unofficial, role in many aspects of national life. Through their pastoral and teaching functions, clergy of all religious traditions share characteristic and important tasks. They help individuals and communities interpret and respond to the events of their individual and family lives. But clergy also shape the ways individuals and groups make sense of the larger events of our common life. This study provides a searching examination of how religious leadership by pastors, priests, and rabbis is prepared and trained for those challenging times."
—From the Introduction by William M. Sullivan
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