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Title: Forming ministers or training leaders? : an exploration of practice and the pastoral imagination
Author: Clarke, Anthony J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 6058 2719
Awarding Body: University of Chester
Current Institution: University of Chester
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis is a piece of practitioner research located in the context of the author’s practice as Tutor in Pastoral Studies at Regent’s Park College. It is written from the context of change, both from denominational reviews, university restructuring and government funding and from wider changes in theological education and arises from a sense of dissatisfaction that recent debates have tended to separate out a discussion about the preparation for ministry from an understanding of ministry itself. The thesis explores ideas of ministry and leadership, arguing that, in the face of the challenge posed by leadership language and thought, a historic and contemporary Baptist understanding of ministry is best understood through a dialectical model of ministry, a habitus, rather than through a habitus of leadership. It then charts the history of preparation for ministry among Baptists and explores the contemporary developments in language and suggests that formation is the most appropriate and helpful description of the process.
Supervisor: Wright, Nigel Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.705005  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Ministers ; Ministry ; Leadership ; Baptist
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