9780814658611

Seminaries, Theologates, and the Future of Church Ministry: An Analysis of Trends and Transitions

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    9780814658611

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    081465861X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-07-01
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
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Summary

In Seminaries, Theologates, and the Future of Church Ministry, Sr. Schuth details some of the ways seminaries are responding to the ministerial requirements of the Church of today and tomorrow. Extensive research images of Church, priesthood, and ministry are taken from a broad sample of faculty, students, administrators, and trustees to answer such questions as: What is the nature of the local and universal mission of the Church in which people seek to serve these days? What is their vision of the church's future? How must people be prepared to carry, out the vision they hold about the church's ministry? What are their fears, hopes, anxieties about ministering in the Church? and What would be their one wish for the future? Studies of what parishioners expect of their Church and ministers complement the internal views.

Author Biography

Sr. Katarina Schuth, O.S.F., Ph.D. holds the Endowed Chair for the Social Scientific Study of Religion at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface xi
Rev. Msgr. William Baumgaertner
Introduction xv
Background
xv
Methodology
xvi
Outline of the Study
xix
Part I. Context 1(53)
Surviving the Shaking of the Foundations: United States Catholicism in the Twenty-First Century
1(23)
Dr. R. Scott Appleby
Reaping Harvests, Sowing Seeds: Vatican Influences and National Developments in United States Seminaries from the Mid-Nineteen Eighties to the Present
24(11)
Rev. James Walsh
The Priest as Parish Leader: A Contextual Analysis
35(19)
Dr. Victor Klimoski
Part II. Mission and Members of Theologate Communities 54(70)
The Mission of Theologates
54(12)
Students and Their Backgrounds: Religious, Intellectual, and Human
66(28)
Board Members, Administrators, and Faculties
94(30)
Part III. Formation Programs 124(83)
Evolution and Development of Formation Programs
124(7)
Human and Spiritual Formation in Theologates
131(22)
Intellectual Formation
153(39)
Pastoral Field Education
192(15)
Part IV. The Future 207(24)
Perceptions about Church and Ministry
207(16)
Perceptions about Priesthood
223(8)
Conclusion 231(14)
Appendix A: Theologate Ownership and Operation 245(4)
Bibliography 249(5)
Index 254

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