Many aspects of Paul's life and work have received attention, among them Paul as Teacher. However, his unique contribution as a theological educator has been less closely investigated. This essay focuses particularly on: the distinctive elements in Paul's approach to communicating the faith; the specific contexts in which he undertook such communication as part of his apostolic work; and the role played by his personal character and life experience in training others. The essay identifies elements of Paul's approach that have continuing relevance in our changed theological education environment today. Some of these will raise questions about the way we currently do theological education and challenge us to consider how much it requires change to remain consistent with its biblical roots.
|Title of host publication||Learning and teaching theology|
|Subtitle of host publication||some ways ahead|
|Editors||Les Ball, James R Harrison|
|Place of Publication||Northcote, VIC|
|Publisher||Morning Star Publishing|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|