A Top Leadership Theorist Offers A Compelling Proposal For Renovating The Way Religious Education Is Practiced Today Christian Colleges And Seminaries Have Not Been Immune From The Cultural Influences Shaping Contemporary Education Challenging The Conventional Wisdom Advanced By The Educational Debate During The Last Fifteen Years, Robert Banks Builds An Innovative New Model Of Theological Education Based On How Ministry Formation Took Place In Biblical Times Banks Takes Full Account Of Key Issues Raised By Our Current Educational Context And Shows How A Missional Model Of Education Is Holistic, Inclusive, And Practical Than Recent Versions. This has to be the most sadly overlooked book on the shape of theological education out there Banks engages with all the key influencers in this discussion and pushes beyond what has been offered toward a truly missional model of theological education More could be said about how his proposals relate to a missional ecclesiology something he references, but doesn t really discuss at length On one hand, I have a tremendous wish that those currently involved in the world of theological education would take Banks radical at least from the perspective of the status quo suggestions seriously enough to make substantive changes But, on the other hand, as Banks himself mentions toward the end of the book, change will than likely come, not from institutions at the center of the given system, but from grassroots experiments and movements from the margins Perhaps what I appreciate most about Banks perspective and work is that he s no mere pragmatist, suggesting c
I like the way Banks helps us reflect and see the heart in Christian education The part with 5 points on areas that is essential for a good transformation in the believers.
- 280 pages
- Reenvisioning Theological Education: Exploring a Missional Alternative to Current Models
- Robert Banks
- 12 June 2017 Robert Banks