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Competency, Pastoral
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[German Version]

“Competency” refers to the skills and abilities associated with the pastoral office. It denotes the professional standards acquired during theological studies and in in-service training (Ordination and post-ordination education and training), as required in the day-to-day context of parochial or functional pastoring. While a theological education imparts hermeneutical, exegetical, historical, and theoretical skills, an application-centered practical theology is more concerned with pastoral, communicative, and …

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Schibilsky, Michael, “Competency, Pastoral”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12045>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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