Multiple Paths to Ministry | New Models for Theological Education (Barker and Martin)

Multiple Paths to Ministry | New Models for Theological Education (Barker and Martin)

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Changing Models of Ministry Education

In a rapidly changing church landscape, how should ministers be prepared to serve in diverse contexts?

Multiple Paths to Ministry affirms the continued role of seminaries and divinity schools, yet also asserts that American Protestantism can no longer rely on graduate theological schools as the sole educational institutions charged with ministerial preparation.

The essayists in Multiple Paths to Ministry researched the graduate theological education programs of the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ, the United Church of Canada, and the United Methodist Church, from which they share powerful models for successful ministerial preparation.

Contributors include Janet Silman, Carol Bell, Isaac McDonald, Richard Sales, Bert Affleck, Minka Shura Sprague, Glenn Miller, Ken McFayden, and Thomas Ray. 

Foreword by John H. Thomas.

About the Editors

Lance R. Barker is professor emeritus of church and economic life at Union Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago and is an ordained minister in the PC(USA).

B. Edmon Martin is professor emeritus of education at Union Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He received his MDiv from Southeastern Theological Seminary and his PhD from Baylor University. He is an ordained United Church of Christ minister.

Paperback: 194 pages
ISBN 978-0-8298-1610-0
2004