Perry Shaw and Havilah Dharamraj
The surge of theological education in the rapidly growing church of the Majority World has highlighted the inadequacy of traditional Western methods of thinking and learning to fully accomplish the task at hand. The limitations of current theological education are embodied in the formation and assessment of the master’s or doctoral dissertation; processes that follow a linear-empiricist tradition developed in the West and exported to the Majority World. Challenging Tradition: Innovation in Advanced Theological Studies highlights the need for these traditions to be reconsidered in every context throughout the world. Drs Shaw and Dharamraj, with their team of contributors, present innovations in research and documentation that demonstrate how we may better prepare theological leadership through means that are contextually relevant and locally meaningful.
Perry Shaw is Professor of Education at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon, and author of Transforming Theological Education. He has an EdD from Asia Graduate School of Theology Alliance. Perry and his family have been living in the Middle East since 1990, serving in a variety of church and seminary-related ministries.
Havilah Dharamraj is Academic Dean and Head of the Department of Old Testament at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies, Bangalore, India. She has a doctoral degree from the University of Durham, UK, in narrative theology.