THE SEMINARY: Protestant and Catholic by Walter D. Wagoner

THE SEMINARY: Protestant and Catholic

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Mr. Wagoner, a Protestant and Executive Director of the Fund for Theological Education, has written a survey of the seminary educational system in America, sparing neither Catholics nor Protestants in his barbed commentary on the theological, psychological, and educational absurdities rampant in those institutions. His criticism, however, is constructive and pertinent, aimed at furthering the crises of self-examination embarked upon during Vatican II, and in addition to such matters as problems in attitude (see particularly the striking chapter on the influence of a Roman education on the American Catholic hierarchy) he attacks the Augean stables of curriculum development, spiritual growth of candidates for ordination, the celibacy issue, etc. The Seminary will be a treasure-house of ideas for anyone interested in the quality of American clerical education, and will be a delightful reading experience in the bargain. It is highly recommended to clergy and seminarians of all churches.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1966
Publisher: Sheed & Ward