Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Setting the scene; Theological reflection as a method of integration; Pastoral supervision - a vehicle for theological reflection; An integrated approach to theological education through the theological reflection seminar; Structural integration within the theological institution - a case study; Conclusions; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
John E. Paver is Professor Emeritus at the Uniting Church Theological College, Melbourne, Australia.
'... illuminating and provocative...' Theological Book Review 'Paver's candid reflections raise questions about the practice of the churches more generally. In a world where many of the old religious landmarks and certainties have either disappeared or else seem to be relevant to fewer and fewer people,is there any possibility of finding a basis for striking up dialogue between religious traditions and people's everyday experience? If Paver's own experience is typical, and it certainly finds echoes with this reviewer's work, neither the churches nor the academy seem greatly concerned to address the question. This makes the book both insightful and uncomfortable.' Theology