Common Worship in Theological Education

Edited by Siobhan Garrigan, Todd E. Johnson

Preface by Mary E. Hess

Common Worship in Theological Education

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  • ISBN: 9781608990450
  • Pages: 212
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2010
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Common Worship in Theological Education

Edited by Siobhan Garrigan, Todd E. Johnson

Preface by Mary E. Hess

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608990450
  • Pages: 212
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00

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What is the place of corporate worship in theological education? Certainly it is not unexpected to have ministry students attending seminary chapel, but what are the expectations for the students who attend chapel? Is it to form their liturgical sensibilities into conformity with a particular worship tradition or style? Or is it to provide a safe place to try things that one would be reluctant to experiment with in congregational worship? Although common worship for ministry students is almost a given in all theological schools, there are few common understandings about it goals and purposes.

Common Worship in Theological Education is the first book to address the theological, pedagogical, and political issues involved in the planning and execution of seminary chapel. It offers voices from across the theological and ecumenical spectrum about chapel, as well as involving multiple disciplines in the conversation. This volume provides the first comprehensive survey of the worship issues at stake in seminary education today. The essays in this collection provide the foundation for a productive conversation within a seminary faculty or among colleagues within a theological discipline. This volume makes the case that the chapel ought to have a seat at the table when the education mission of a theological school is being discussed. So pull up a chair and prepare for a fascinating conversation.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Theological schools in North America are most often also worshiping communities that gather to sing and pray, to hear the scriptures proclaimed, to eat and drink at the Lord's table. The essays in this volume are a welcome contribution to serious reflection about the practice of worship in seminary chapels and its import for theological education and formation. Let this be the starting point for a wide-ranging and much-needed conversation."
--Thomas H. Schattauer
Professor of Liturgics and Dean of the Chapel
Wartburg Theological Seminary

"Finally, a book for those who know the influence of common worship in theological curricula, and a book to help conversations begin about the function and purpose of chapel in our schools. The essays, from diverse contexts of theological education, provoke questions. Yet each essay demonstrates the power of chapel to form our communities and the need for schools to attend to common worship as a way of learning and knowing alongside other curricular goals."
--Jennifer L. Lord
Associate Professor of Homiletics,
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

"This book is a needed and welcomed addition to the conversation about the 'practices' in theological education. The contributors, all practical theologians, bring their individual pedagogical strengths and particular academic interests to this collective work which examines the multiple dimensions of the seminary chapel experience and its formative effects on ministers-in-training."
--Barbara Day Miller
Assistant Dean of Worship and Music
Candler School of Theology

"This is undoubtedly an important volume, one that all theological school faculty members should read."
-- Ellen Ott Marshall, as reviewed in the July 2012 issue of Teaching Theology & Religion<.i>

Contributors-

Siobhan Garrigan
Todd E. Johnson
Mary E. Hess

Bio(s)-

Todd E. Johnson is the Brehm Chair of Worship, Theology and the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary where he directs the PhD program in Christian Worship.

Siobhan Garrigan is Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies, and Associate Dean, for Chapel, at Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music, where she has directed the daily ecumenical worship program since 2002.

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