Shared Wisdom: A Guide to Case Study Reflection in Ministry

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Three authors well-acquainted in the area of field education evaluate events in ministry using case-study analysis. They outline the case process--preparing, presenting, and discussing a case--and analyze the implications of the process. Each chapter offers a biblical image which connects the case process with the dynamic Christian tradition. Readers will learn techniques for writing case studies and will come to understand how to use imagination and analogy to provoke ...
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Overview

Three authors well-acquainted in the area of field education evaluate events in ministry using case-study analysis. They outline the case process--preparing, presenting, and discussing a case--and analyze the implications of the process. Each chapter offers a biblical image which connects the case process with the dynamic Christian tradition. Readers will learn techniques for writing case studies and will come to understand how to use imagination and analogy to provoke theological reflection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687383351
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 712,609
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Mahan is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Media in Contemporary Culture, and Associate Director of Field Education at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois.

Carol J. Allen is Pastor of Lakeview Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois. She was formerly Professor of Ministry and Director of Field-based education at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago.

Barbara B. Troxell is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Director of Field Education, and Director of Spiritual Formation at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 11
1 How Wisdom Is Shared Through Case Study 19
2 Writing, Presenting, Clarifying 33
3 Personal Wisdom 49
4 Professional Wisdom 61
5 Theological Reflection 75
6 Reflection on the Presenter's Ministry 91
7 Futuring 105
Appendix One: Writing the Case 115
Appendix Two: Facilitating a Case 119
Appendix Three: Alternative Settings 129
Appendix Four: Resources for Use in Further Study 141
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