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Best Practices in Contextual Theological Education

Foreword by Walter Brueggemann

ISBN/Prod. Code: 978-0-8298-1860-4  Your uploaded image.

“This important collection of reports and reflections offers a measure of the deep crisis faced in theological education, as well as the rich ferment that is underway in response to that crisis.”
 —Walter Brueggemann, from the Foreword

In 2007, at Emory University, Rogers organized a conference on contextual education programs in divinity schools across the United States. In Equipping the Saints, Jenkins and Rogers present 13 treatises from selected professors who direct contextual education and field education programs at the following schools:

Candler School of Theology
Claremont School of Theology
Harvard Divinity School
Iliff School of Theology
Interdenominational Theological Center
New York Theological Seminary
Pacific School of Religion
Perkins School of Theology
San Francisco Theological Seminary
Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Vanderbilt Divinity School
Wesley Seminary
Yale Divinity School

DAVID O. JENKINS is Director of Contextual Education, Director of International Initiatives and assistant professor in the practice of church and community ministries at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University and M.Div. from Yale University.

P. ALICE ROGERS is Co-Director of Contextual Education Programs at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. She received her D.Min. from Emory University and M. Div. from Duke Divinity School. She is co-author of Contextualizing Theological Education, (The Pilgrim Press, 2008).

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