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Theological Education
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[German Version]

I. Christianity

1. Europe

a. Concept.

Christian theological education is a qualification process that involves many different stages; in general its goal is a paid or volunteer position (Voluntary work and associations) in a church that proclaims the gospel and engages in social service (Diakonia) in various fields. Like the churches’ official ministries (Office), institutional training courses vary regionally and denominationally. Determinants include each church’s understanding of theology, procla…

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Meireis, Torsten, Hart, Darryl G., Huhn, Michael., Roxborogh, John, Kaufmann, Uri and Halm, Heinz, “Theological Education”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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