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Transforming Theological Education: A Practical Handbook for Integrative Learning
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Transforming Theological Education: A Practical Handbook for Integrative Learning


Langham 2014

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For several decades concern has been expressed about the need for greater integration and contextual significance in the curricular design of theological education. In addition there has been a growing awareness of the role theological schools should play in strengthening the missional vision and practice of local churches.

Since 2008 the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon has been engaged in an ongoing experiment in the design and implementation of an integrated and contextually driven curriculum. Drawing on lessons learned from this experience, and from the wider discourse currently taking place in higher education, Transforming Theological Education provides theoretical foundations and practical principles for purposeful curriculum design, as well as tools for integrated and contextually significant learning in the classroom.

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Key Features

  • Presents fresh ideas for curriculum design
  • Includes case studies in theological education
  • Compares traditional versus non-traditional instructional methods
  • Provides course design helps


  • Intentionality in Institutional Language and Culture
  • Intentionality in Class Instruction

Praise for the Print Edition

We are thrilled to learn that here at long last is a sensible alternative to the tripartite model of biblical, theological, and practical studies. Our next faculty retreat will explore how we may join in this adventure to offer a more integrated and relevant divinity education to the Chinese Church.

—Stephen Lee, president and Lam Ko Kit Tak Professor of Old Testament, China Graduate School of Theology, Hong Kong

I strongly commend this book to every seminary—from the senior leadership to the most junior faculty member. Read it and learn. Read it and change!

Christopher J.H. Wright, international ministry director, Langham Partnership

Product Details

  • Title: Transforming Theological Education: A Practical Handbook for Integrative Learning
  • Author: Perry Shaw
  • Publisher: Langham Global Library
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 300
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Topic: Theology: study and teaching

About Perry Shaw

Perry Shaw EdD (Asia Graduate School of Theology Alliance), is professor of Christian education and acting academic dean at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon. Dr Shaw is a curriculum and faculty development consultant to regional schools and ministries throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America, and is active in the missional theological education movement within the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE), as well as being a keynote speaker at several Overseas Council Institutes. Perry and his family have been living in the Middle East since 1990, serving in a variety of church and seminary-related ministries.

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