The Education of Practical Theologians

Hough, Joseph C., Jr. "The Education of Practical Theologians," Theological Education 20 (Spring 1984): 55-84.

Summarizing portions of the book he co-authored with John B. Cobb, Jr., Hough critiques Farley's theologia as too abstract and offers what he describes as practical elements necessary for training clergy to lead the ministry of the church in the world. That ministry is defined as being "a community of Christian holiness," keeping alive the memory of Jesus Christ through the community's practice of faith, hope and love. (RG)