A Conference on Theological Education
(9-12 May 2013, Berekfürdő, Hungary)
2nd Langham Europe Regional Conference
The Theme of the Conference
Theologians hardly need to be reminded of the importance of context. Whether we investigate a doctrinal statement, an event in church history, or a biblical sentence, we rightly insist that it cannot be properly understood if we do not consider its context.
However, while we explain this insight to our students, we ourselves are doing it in a particular context: academia. What difference does this context make for our teaching? Is it a help or a hindrance in teaching the next generation of pastors and theologians? What teaching methods can one use that equally fit the academic and the ecclesiastical context of theological education? How can we prepare our students in the context of academia so that it enables them to serve in the context of the church?
Call for Papers
Papers are invited under two categories:
1. A paper in the first, “theoretical”, category should address one or more of the above mentioned general questions about the relationship between the church and academia in theological education.
2. A paper in the second category can address any specific biblical, historical, sociological, dogmatic, etc. problem. However, the paper should place a special emphasis on one of the two following concerns:
a. How the teaching of that particular topic in a theological curriculum/course could enrich the church;
b. How a particular method of teaching that topic could be especially suitable for equipping the students to serve the church. Continue reading “Call for Papers: In Academia, for the Church?”