Transitioning from a Theological College to a Christian University

Transitioning from a Theological College to a Christian University : A Multi-Case Study in the East African Context

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The decision for ministerial training institutions to become broader educational institutions that offer courses outside the traditional areas of theology is certainly not unique to a specific geographical context. While there are many examples of notable institutions making this transition in North America and Europe, very little reflection has been carried out in the global south.
In this book, Dr Semeon Mulatu looks to institutions in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo that have completed or embarked upon the journey to university status. The study explores the motivations of educational leaders in pursuing such a transition, as well as the impact it has had or will have on the continued theological education and Christian mission of the institution. Here you will find answers to key questions such as:
- What is lost and gained by a seminary becoming a university?
- What are the challenges along the road?
- Is it all worth it in the end?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 322.05g
  • Langham Global Library
  • Carlisle, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 178368318X
  • 9781783683185
  • 2,128,562

Review quote

A timely and relevant resource to guide numerous institutions into an
informed engagement of this exciting, challenging and enriching process of
transitioning to university status.
-- Rev Emmanuel Chemengich, DMin
Executive Director, Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA)

Essential reading for those who wish a better understanding of this very
important phenomenon in Christian higher education.
-- Scott Cunningham, PhD
Interim President and CEO, Overseas Council

The important trend of recent years for theological colleges in Africa to
transition to Christian universities is here provided with a pioneering research
study. Semeon Mulatu has elegantly surfaced the core issues and patterns
relevant to assessment of this trend.
-- Paul Bowers, PhD
Managing Editor, BookNotes for Africa
Former International Director, International Council for Evangelical Theological Education
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