Becoming a Pastor Theologian
:The roles of pastor and theologian have gone their separate ways. Throughout much of the church's history, these two roles have been deeply intertwined, but in our contemporary setting, a troubling bifurcation between them has developed. The result has...
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:The roles of pastor and theologian have gone their separate ways.Throughout much of the church's history, these two roles have been deeply intertwined, but in our contemporary setting, a troubling bifurcation between them has developed. The result has been a theologically weakened church and an ecclesially weakened theology. The Center for Pastor Theologians (CPT) seeks to overcome this divide by assisting pastors in the study and production of biblical and theological scholarship for the theological renewal of the church and the ecclesial renewal of theology. Based on the first CPT conference in 2015, this volume brings together the reflections of church leaders and academic theologians to consider how pastoral ministry and theological scholarship might be reconnected once again. The contributors consider several facets of the complex identity of the pastor theologian, including the biblical, public, and political dimensions of this calling. In addition, the essays explore the insights that can be gained from historical examples of pastor theologians?including John Calvin, John Henry Newman and Dietrich Bonhoeffer?as well as the essential role of Scripture within the ministry of the pastor theologian.
- :acknowledgmentsintroduction Part I: The Identities Of The Pastor Theologian1. The Pastor Theologian As Biblical Theologian: From The Church For The Church2. The Pastor Theologian As Political Theologian: Ministry Amidst The Earthly City3. The Pastor Theologian As Public Theologian4. The Pastor Theologian As Ecclesial Theologian 5. The Pastor Theologian As Cruciform Theologian
- Part Ii: The Pastor Theologian In Historical Perspective6. Pastoral And Theological Leadership In Calvin's Geneva 7. Thomas Boston As Pastor Theologian 8. The Pastor Theologian As Mentor: The Legacy Of John Henry Newman9. The Ecclesial Theology Of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- Part Iii: The Pastor Theologian And The Bible10. The Pastor Theologian And The Interpretation Of Scripture: A Call For Ecclesial Exegesis 11. The Pastor Theologian In The Pastoral Epistles 12. The Female Ecclesial Theologian 13. The Pastor Theologian As Apologist14. The Pastor Theologian As Giver Of Wisdom15. John As Pastor Theologian: 2 John As Creative Theological Ecriture
- List Of Contributors Name Indexsubject Indexscripture Index