Call for Papers: Theological Education in the Majority World – A Pentecostal Perspective

Editors: Dave Johnson (D.Miss.) and Rick Wadholm Jr. (Ph.D.)

A joint project between the APTS Press and The World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education

Purpose and Philosophy

To reflect on current trends and needs in Pentecostal Theological Education in the Majority World. This could be used as a textbook for training theological educators.

Scope

The current plan calls for a two volume work, the first dealing with the graduate level and the second the undergraduate and Bible Institute level. Articles should be approximately 20 pages each in length. A call for proposals for the second volume will be issued at a later date.

Target Audience

English-speaking Majority World educational leaders, theologians and pastors.

Authorship

Multi-author—Priority to Majority World Pentecostal Scholars and others with long experience in theological education in the Majority World.

Publication Dates

Proposed 2020.

Publishing procedure

Digital—E-book and print-on-demand worldwide

Deadlines

Abstract deadline December 1, 2018; submission deadline: July 1, 2019. Articles are subject to peer review.

Potential authors should submit CVs plus an abstract of approximately 300 words for approval to either Dave Johnson ([email protected]) or Rick Wadholm Jr. ([email protected]).

Potential topics: (any topic related to the overall theme is welcome for consideration)

  • The role of a theological institution in relationship to churches and communities.
  • Integration of theological education and ministries of social concern.
  • Balancing academics and practical ministry foci.
  • Training non-western missionaries in our theological institutions.
  • Leadership development models.
  • Developing Pentecostal theological educators.
  • The role of the Holy Spirit in theological education.
  • Resourcing a Majority World seminary.
  • Integrating Majority World supernatural worldviews into Western-oriented theological curricula.
  • The role of the theologian in the Majority World today.
  • An evaluation of Western theological concepts and curricula in the Majority World and a call for change.
  • A brief overview of the growth and development of Pentecostal theological education in the Majority World (specific contexts).
  • Building, maintaining and resourcing a research culture at our theological institutions.

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