Towards Vital Wholeness in Theological Education
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Towards Vital Wholeness in Theological Education : Framing Areas for Assessment

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God's interest in the entirety of our existence and the details of his creation is quite rightly lauded by professing Christians, including those involved in theological education. But what impact does this biblical truth have on the way in which theological education is conducted?

Critics are increasingly bringing attention to the shortcomings of theological education in this regard. In this thorough examination of the issue of holistic practices throughout the operations of theological institutions, Dr Jessy Jaison provides sage and actionable solutions where others have merely observed systemic weaknesses. Jaison has applied her expertise and experience of twenty-five years in theological education in India to dissect the issues, diagnose the symptoms and prescribe a way forward that will lead to stronger leaders practicing healthier ministry in God's Kingdom for those who have ears to hear.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.45mm | 317.51g
  • Langham Global Library
  • Carlisle, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1783682930
  • 9781783682935
  • 2,823,448

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God's truth is holistic impacting all aspects of his creation. So also is his will and agenda for his world. Therefore his ministers in the world should be trained holistically through an integrated program in a wholesome community. That is the challenge that is posed before us in this masterful work by one of India's most innovative theological teachers.
Saphir Athyal, PhD
Former Principal/President,
Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, Maharashtra, India



Jaison's call to "wholeness" is a frank acknowledgment that much of what happens today in ministerial formation is fragmented and lacking many of the key features necessary for vitality and health. This book patiently surveys the entire landscape of higher education and, in the process, gives us a much needed call for spiritual awakening and for a dramatic reassessment of what has heretofore been called theological education.
Timothy C. Tennent, PhD
President, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, USA



This will ensure that our efforts in this important vocation are continuously recalibrated according to the most important commitments that should drive our endeavors - for these matters Dr Jessy Jaison leaves no stone unturned and will repeatedly probe our work and prod us to educational excellence in light of our higher calling!
Amos Yong, PhD
Director of Center for Missiological Research,
Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, USA
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