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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.v17i2.527

Submitted: 21 April 1996
Published:  21 April 1996


What  makes  theological  education  "theological"?  A  South  Mrican 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  earlier rise 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  Sout~  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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