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How Are We Doing? The Effectiveness of Theological Schools as Measured by the Vocations and Views of Graduates

Author: Barbara G. Wheeler, Sharon L. Miller and Daniel O.
Date: March 10th, 2013
Key Words: graduates, vocation, ministry, clergy, functions


One measure of the adequacy of theological schools is whether their graduates function in the roles that religious communities and the wider society expect them to fill.

The primary function of North American theological schools is to prepare religious professionals for ministry, most often as ordained clergy.  How well do theological schools serve this primary purpose and how adequate is the education.


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