The Crisis in Theological Education

West, Cornel, "The Crisis in Theological Education." In Prophetic Fragments, 273- 280. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1988.

West discerns three sources of the crisis in theological education: institutional confusion, intellectual upheaval, and constituencies disconnected from spiritual, biblical, and ritualistic practices of vital Christian ministry. Reform begins with changing the self-images of seminary faculty, as well as centering curriculum on hermeneutical historical consciousness. (RG)