n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Handbook of theological education in world Christianity: Theological perspectives, ecumenical trends, regional surveys, D. Werner, D. Esterline, N. Kang & J. Raja (Eds.) : book review

Volume 41, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



This monumental book is perhaps one of the least known but most important works emanating from the preparations for the Edinburgh 2010 world missionary conference. It's inspiration took only two years to materialise making it a work of substantial commitment. It is probably the most comprehensive exercise in gathering material on theological education on global perspective with a focus on the major themes at issue, contextual regional surveys and denominational perspectives ever undertaken within a positive ecumenical climate. Three markers define the approach adopted - quality biblical-theological education, authentic contextualisation and creativity. To these can be added various perspectives which mark recent developments in this field - interfaith dialogue, those with disabilities, HIV/AIDS, women, race, power and migration, post-colonial theological education and its relationship to the missio Dei. All of this comes under the umbrella of the framework of the Kingdom of God which is the prime objective of theological education.

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