A twenty-year survey of the functional aspects of Methodist theological education
Martin, Stanley Hubert
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One of the persistent problems of theological education is that of maintaining a sense of relevance in content and method. This study, therefore, is an effort to discover and to define the functions of the minister and to determine how well the seminaries of the Methodist Church have succeeded in training their graduates to perform such functions. A comprehensive questionnaire was prepared and circulated in 1948 to all graduates of the ten seminaries of the Methodist Church who completed school between 1927 and 1947. The questionnaire was specifically designed to arrive at a job analysis of the minister's task; to define his functions; to evaluate the effectiveness of seminary studies, quality of seminary training, the breadth of seminary experiences, and to evaluate the quality of field work. The results of that questionnaire constitute the core of this study, with fifteen hundred graduates submitting replies. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University
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