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Theological Education
(2,419 words)

Overview

Instruction or teaching has always been foundational for the Christian faith. Jesus Christ was himself called rabbi, teacher. Philip ran to the Ethiopian enunch, a court official of the Candace of Ethiopia, who said to him: “How can I [understand], unless someone guides me?” (Acts 8:31). In the earliest Christian communities, adults preparing for baptism, the catechumens, received oral instruction (“catechism,” from the Greek meaning “to make to hear,” a…

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May, Melanie A., “Theological Education”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.33>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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