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What makes theological education "theological"? A South African story on the -integrity of theological education

P.J. Robinson, D.J. Smit

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 17, No 2 (1996), 405-419. doi: 10.4102/ve.v17i2.463

Submitted: 21 September 1996
Published:  21 April 1996


What makes theological education "theological"? A South Arican story on the iniegrity of theological education

David Tracy claims that the contemporary emergence of a sociological imagination is as crucial for theological self-consciousness as the earlierrise of historical consciousness among theologians. The authors are of the opinion that the rapid and fundamental social changes in South African society over the past few years have accelerated this "emergence of a sociological imagination" amongst South African theologians. In three sections, they point to three clusters of questions that have therefore become increasingly important, namely questions related to the growing awareness of the crucial role of social location or context, questions arising from a growing acknowledgement of public responsibility, and
questions concerning the integrity of theological education, i.e. the question on what makes theological education "theological".

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