Cultivating Public Leadership Among Theological Students: The Role of Faith and the City of Columbia Theological Seminary

24 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2006

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Harvey Newman

Georgia State University - Department of Public Administration & Urban Studies

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

The case study examines the Faith and the City Program at Columbia Theological Seminary as it attempts to respond to the Association of Theological Schools' requirement to prepare students for public leadership. The program uses a multi-faceted approach to this task that includes student-led activities and an infusion of the curriculum through elective courses and guest lectures on the role of the pastor as a public leader. Special emphasis is placed on a joint seminar on "Power, Faith, and Civic Leadership" conducted for students and faculty from Columbia, the Interdenominational Theological Center, and Georgia State University. Elements of the case may be useful to other institutions seeking to cultivate public leadership among theological students.

Suggested Citation

Newman, Harvey, Cultivating Public Leadership Among Theological Students: The Role of Faith and the City of Columbia Theological Seminary (2005). Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper No. 06-24. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=895094 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.895094

Harvey Newman (Contact Author)

Georgia State University - Department of Public Administration & Urban Studies ( email )

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
United States

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