The Pastor as Public Theologian

The Pastor as Public Theologian : Reclaiming a Lost Vision

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"The Christian body in America is immersed in a crisis of biblical illiteracy," researcher George Barna has said. Sadly, pastors are often at the forefront of this trend. Many pastors understand themselves to be counselors, leaders, and motivators, which are needed roles. Yet the fundamental reality of the pastorate is that it is a theological office. The church needs pastors who can contextualize the Word of God to help their congregations think theologically about all aspects of their lives, such as work, end-of-life decisions, political involvement, and entertainment. The very heart of the pastor's work is to be a theologian mediating God to the people.
Drawing on the depiction of pastors in the Bible, key figures from church history, and Christian theology, this book offers a clarion call for pastors to serve as public theologians in their congregations and communities. It is brief and accessible, making it easy for busy pastors to read, and includes a chapter from working pastors who illustrate the ideas presented.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 22mm | 419g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 1587433478
  • 9781587433474
  • 1,968,185

About Professor Kevin J Vanhoozer

Kevin J. Vanhoozer (PhD, University of Cambridge), one of the leading evangelical theologians in the world, is research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He previously taught at Wheaton College and the University of Edinburgh. He is the author or editor of many books, including "Everyday Theology," "The Drama of Doctrine," and the award-winning "Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible." Owen Strachan (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and serves as assistant professor of Christian theology and church history at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky. He also serves as director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement at SBTS and as a Fellow with the Center for Pastor Theologians. He is the coauthor of "The Essential Edwards Collection" and the author of "Risky Gospel."
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