Seeking the old paths: towards a recovery of John Calvin's pastoral theology amongst Reformed and Presbyterian pastors today

Full Title
Seeking the old paths: towards a recovery of John Calvin's pastoral theology amongst Reformed and Presbyterian pastors today
Author
Marcus J Serven
Abstract
The purpose of this qualitative research project was to interact with Reformed and Presbyterian pastors on the subject of John Calvin's pastoral theology. The researcher engaged in historical research by uncovering relevant material for lectures on Calvin's ministry practices. Six areas were examined: Calvin as preacher, teacher, friend, shepherd, leader, and theologian. These lectures were presented in four separate settings throughout the United States. Nine pastors participated in the follow-up interviews. Based on the findings, the researcher concluded that Calvin's pastoral theology was worthy of serious reflection, careful evaluation, and strategic implementation by Reformed and Presbyterian pastors today.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
David B Calhoun
Language
English
Date
2011
Number of Pages
209