The Pastor as Public Theologian

author: Kevin J. Vanhoozer

binding: Hardback

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Many pastors today see themselves primarily as counselors, leaders, and motivators. Yet this often comes at the expense of the fundamental reality of the pastorate as a theological office. The most important role is to be a theologian mediating God to the people. The church needs pastors who can contextualize the Word of God to help their congregations think theologically about all aspects of their lives, such as work, end-of-life decisions, political involvement, and entertainment choices.

Drawing on the Bible, key figures from church history, and Christian theology, this book offers a clarion call for pastors to serve as public theologians in their congregations and communities. It is designed to be engaging reading for busy pastors and includes pastoral reflections on the theological task from twelve working pastors, including Kevin DeYoung and Cornelius Plantinga.
Additional Info
Publication Date:
08.18.2015
ISBN:
9780801097713
Pages:
240
Contributors:
Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Owen Strachan
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Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Contributors:
Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Owen Strachan

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