This concise introductory work explores the essentials of doing theological research and writing. It is a handy companion to assist persons as they begin and pursue theological education. It provides an overview of expectations that both various professors have shared and students have reported over many years as basic wisdom to foster quality theological work. It is a time-tested resource to guide those called to seminary study.
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"Pazmino shares principles, perspectives, and practices to help theological students do their study with head, heart, and hands, as a form of worship of God. I pray that many students (and faculty) will read this little book and put into practice what they find here. It will transform their experience of theological study." --Kevin E. Lawson Director, PhD and EdD programs in Educational Studies Editor, Christian Education Journal Talbot School of Theology
Robert W. Pazmino
Robert W. Pazmino (Bob) originally from Brooklyn, NY is Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education at Andover Newton Theological School where he has taught since 1986. He has also taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological seminary for five years and other theological schools across the country and abroad. He is the author of several books, including Latin American Journey: Insights for Christian Education in North America (1994), Basics of Teaching for Christians (1998), God Our Teacher (2001), So What Makes Our Teaching Christian? (2008), and Doing Theological Research (2009). A third edition of his widely used text Foundational Issues in Christian Education was published in 2008. His educational and spiritual memoir A Boy Grows in Brooklyn was published in 2014. He holds an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University in cooperation with Union Seminary. He is ordained in the American Baptist Churches and serves as a national consultant for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. Bob is married to Wanda R. Pazmino who served as a home-school liaison for the Newton Public Schools and they have two children and two grandchildren who live nearby in Newton.