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dc.contributor.advisorWright, Nigelen
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Anthony J.*
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-17T10:10:14Z
dc.date.available2017-02-17T10:10:14Z
dc.date.issued2017-02
dc.identifier.citationClarke, A. J. (2017). Forming Ministers or Training Leaders? An Exploration of Practice and the Pastoral Imagination. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Chester, United Kingdom.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620387
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a piece of practitioner research located in the context of the author’s practice as Tutor in Pastoral Studies at Regent’s Park College. It is written from the context of change, both from denominational reviews, university restructuring and government funding and from wider changes in theological education and arises from a sense of dissatisfaction that recent debates have tended to separate out a discussion about the preparation for ministry from an understanding of ministry itself. The thesis explores ideas of ministry and leadership, arguing that, in the face of the challenge posed by leadership language and thought, a historic and contemporary Baptist understanding of ministry is best understood through a dialectical model of ministry, a habitus, rather than through a habitus of leadership. It then charts the history of preparation for ministry among Baptists and explores the contemporary developments in language and suggests that formation is the most appropriate and helpful description of the process.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectMinistersen
dc.subjectMinistryen
dc.subjectLeadershipen
dc.subjectBaptisten
dc.titleForming Ministers or Training Leaders? An Exploration of Practice and the Pastoral Imaginationen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.rights.embargodate2019-02-07
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.rights.embargoreasonThe thesis includes material that was obtained under a promise of confidentialityen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
html.description.abstractThis thesis is a piece of practitioner research located in the context of the author’s practice as Tutor in Pastoral Studies at Regent’s Park College. It is written from the context of change, both from denominational reviews, university restructuring and government funding and from wider changes in theological education and arises from a sense of dissatisfaction that recent debates have tended to separate out a discussion about the preparation for ministry from an understanding of ministry itself. The thesis explores ideas of ministry and leadership, arguing that, in the face of the challenge posed by leadership language and thought, a historic and contemporary Baptist understanding of ministry is best understood through a dialectical model of ministry, a habitus, rather than through a habitus of leadership. It then charts the history of preparation for ministry among Baptists and explores the contemporary developments in language and suggests that formation is the most appropriate and helpful description of the process.


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