Review of Recent Literature on Theological Education

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Start Date: 
Mon, 07/01/1985
End Date: 
Mon, 09/30/1985

In the mid-1950s, the Carnegie Foundation commissioned a searching appraisal of the state of American theological education. The "Niebuhr" report, as it was called in the 1950s (after its primary author, H. Richard Niebuhr of Yale University), became a landmark in the history of twentieth- century seminary life. Niebuhr's younger colleague in that venture was Professor James H. Gustafson, who undertook a follow- up critical review of the principal studies in theological education published since the Niebuhr report. (KA)