Spirituality in Ministerial Formation

The Dynamic of Prayer in Learning

Author(s) Andrew Mayes

Language: English

Genre(s): Religion

Series: Religion, Education and Culture

  • October 2009 · 224 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Hardback - 9780708322246
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708322703
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783163816

About The Book

Presents a study in the area of theological education. This title traces the origin and evolution of the formation model of training and identifies what difference this paradigm makes to the practice. It offers ideas for a renewed understanding and praxis of the role of prayer in learning. It is intended for the theological students and teachers.


"Andrew Mayes's book is a treasure trove of insights for everyone involved in ministerial formation. It brings together a much-needed analysis of the concept of formation in different Church traditions and texts with an empirical study of perspectives from recently ordained ministers and college and course staff. His concluding recommendations are at once highly practical and deeply challenging; they should be studied carefully by anyone involved in planning programmes for Christian ministry. The book models the integration it commends of intellectual inquiry, practical engagement and prayerful reflection."--Jeremy Worthen, South East Institute for Theological Education


CONTENTS PREFACE INTRODUCTION PART 1 Formation Past & Present CHAPTER 1 Models of theological education in the first millennium CHAPTER 2 Models of theological education in the second millennium CHAPTER 3 The advent of the formation paradigm in Roman Catholic and Anglican traditions CHAPTER 4 Perspectives on formation in the Free Church and Orthodox traditions CHAPTER 5 Emerging themes, contemporary issues, research questions PART 2 The Role of Prayer in Formation: Findings and Reflections CHAPTER 6 Theological & empirical approaches to prayer CHAPTER 7 Life-giving waters: towards a pneumatology of formation CHAPTER 8 Dark Waters: formation, prayer & the experience of inner change CHAPTER 9 Meeting of waters: formation, prayer and theological knowing CHAPTER 10 Rivers in the desert: formation, prayer and post-modern mission PART 3 Possibilities for the Future CHAPTER 11 Benefits of the formation paradigm and proposals for renewed practice REFERENCES

About the Author(s)

Author(s): Andrew Mayes

The Rev Dr Andrew Mayes is the author of Spirituality in Ministerial Formation.

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