Research on Roman Catholic Theological Education

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Start Date: 
Thu, 08/01/1991
End Date: 
Wed, 08/31/1994

St. Paul Seminary linked and extended data collection on Roman Catholic theologates. The link was established with Auburn Seminary, especially in relation to its study of faculty resources (also supported by the Endowment). This project's data collection built on the project director's research, reported in her book, Reason for the Hope: The Futures of Roman Catholic Theological Education. Working closely with Barbara Wheeler on the Faculty Census and Survey Design project at Auburn Seminary, Katarina Schuth studied the supply and demand of faculty for theological education and gathered data on the requirements for future faculty and the shape of doctoral study. Schuth also continued collecting and analyzing data on Roman Catholic theologates. At the conclusion of the Faculty Census and Survey, an array of materials, including factual data and information on policy questions, was made available to stimulate reflection and discussion in theological schools, church bodies, and universities. Concerning extension of Roman Catholic data, annual projects on different aspects of seminary life resulted in reports on topics such as faculty, curriculum, governance and administration, and research on lay students and programs for them. (KA)