As part of the Theological Education Between the Times series, a seminary professor writes about the effects of endemic power structures on students who come from abroad to study in the West.
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In his new book, Jennings discusses this image, "Family worship in a plantation in South Carolina," which illustrates what he calls the racial paterfamilias. Image courtesy of The New York Public Library digital collections
Willie James Jennings: By naming the foundational problems of theological education, we can aspire to an alternative vision
In the inaugural book of the Theological Education Between the Times series, an associate professor at Yale Divinity School describes his hope for forming gatherers of people rather than sustainers of an old, sick model of domination.
A new series of books explores the challenges faced by schools preparing the next generation of theology scholars and other religious leaders, writes the director of the project that is bringing together diverse groups of people with a stake in theological education.
The long-term financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic remains to be seen, but the struggles will be as diverse as the schools themselves, says the executive director of The Association of Theological Schools.
Book cover detail from "Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology and Identity"
The brown church has been deconstructing and reconstructing Christianity since the colonial period, says a professor and author.
The earth is a dwelling place, and human beings need to tend to that place as they would tend to their households, says the author of a book about ecological religious education.
Recipients examine books shipped from the United States to bolster their library. Faculty and administrators from under-resourced schools in 90 countries work with the Theological Book Network staff to build their collections. Photo courtesy of the Theological Book Network
Theological schools with few resources benefit from a nonprofit’s efforts to provide academically rigorous theological books.
Students learning in a pre-pandemic classroom at the Biblical Seminary of Colombia. The school offers a mix of online and in-person learning. Photo courtesy of the Biblical Seminary of Colombia
Developing rigorous theological education in the Latin American context is key to the future of the growing church, says the president of the Biblical Seminary of Colombia.
Margarita Mooney is an associate professor of congregational studies at Princeton Theological Seminary who teaches her students that the first move in learning is a posture of humility. Photo courtesy of Margarita Mooney
Students should take part in conversations across disciplines and perspectives and learn that even in disagreement, listening is key, says a professor of sociology and religion.
Theology must return to answering the big questions of flourishing and the meaning of a good life, says a scholar and pastor.