Spirituality in Ministerial Formation: The Dynamic of Prayer in Learning

Spirituality in Ministerial Formation: The Dynamic of Prayer in Learning

by Andrew Mayes
     
 

Spirituality in Ministerial Formation traces the origin and evolution of the formation model of training and identifies important differences this theological paradigm makes to present practice. Uncovering significant and surprising functions for prayer in the learning process through first-hand accounts by ordained clergy and tutors, this volume identifies

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Overview

Spirituality in Ministerial Formation traces the origin and evolution of the formation model of training and identifies important differences this theological paradigm makes to present practice. Uncovering significant and surprising functions for prayer in the learning process through first-hand accounts by ordained clergy and tutors, this volume identifies the practical implications of this research and offers creative ideas for renewing our understanding of how prayer works in the teaching of spirituality. Of interest to a wide group of theological educators and students, this is essential reading for those interested in a clearer articulation of spirituality in education and our present culture and context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708322246
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Publication date:
12/15/2009
Series:
CYMRU - Religion, Education, and Culture Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part I

Formation Past and Present

 

1        Models of theological education in the first millennium

2        Models of theological education in the second millennium

3        The advent of the formation paradigm in Roman Catholic and Anglican traditions

4        Perspectives on formation in the Free Church and Orthodox traditions

5        Emerging themes, contemporary issues, research questions

Part II

The Role of Prayer in Formation: Findings and Reflections

 

6        Theological and empirical approaches to prayer

7        Life-giving waters: towards a pneumatology of formation

8        Dark waters: formation, prayer and the experience of inner change

9        The meeting of the waters: formation, prayer and theological knowing

10    Rivers in the desert: formation, prayer and postmodern mission

Part II

Possibilities for the Future

 

11    Conclusion: benefits of the formation paradigm and proposals for renewed practice

Bibliography

Index

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