Spiritual Formation and Theological Education

Lindbeck, George. "Spiritual Formation and Theological Education," Theological Education 24, Supplement 1 (1988): 10- 32.

In this essay on spiritual formation and preparation for ministry, Lindbeck argues against "special" formation efforts while supporting spiritual formation in seminary life. Noting that theology and spirituality have been separated, he suggests that paying attention to spiritual maturity in religion may encourage an interest in formation itself. His perspective is, in his words, "nontheological." (RG)