Book Review: Shaw, Perry. Transforming Theological Education: A Practical Handbook for Integrative Learning. Cumbria, UK: Langham Global Library, 2014. Pp. vii + 310.
Senac University (São Paulo, Brazil)
In Transforming Theological Education: A Practical Handbook for Integrative Learning, Perry Shaw, Professor of Christian Education at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Beirut, Lebanon, addresses problems familiar to theological educators around the world. These challenges include providing alternatives to the classic tripartite curriculum (i.e., biblical, dogmatic, and practical theology), overcoming an almost exclusive reliance on lecturing by professors, and integrating theory and praxis in the educational experience.