Theological and Ecumenical Education

The present volume contents fourteen papers authored by six theologians active abroad and by eight active in Romania. Dietrich Werner formulated in his paper ten “discussion starters” for a Christian-centred mission and mandates for theological and ecumenical formation in Easter-European context. Nikolaus Asproulis presented a paper on a new theological model of theological education, focusing on the case of a recent published Orthodox Handbook for teaching ecumenism. Andreas Heiser contributed with a study in German entitled “Tell me with whom you cooperate and I tell you who you are.” It contents an excellent presentation on theological formation and cooperation using as starting point his experience as rector of the Theological college Ewersbach. In this capacity he extended tremendously the cooperation of this theological school belonging to a German free church with other theological schools in Germany and abroad. Johannes Reimer from the same German theological school deals in his paper with proper training for church planters. It discusses several formal and non-formal models of church planters training. He pleads for an integral model of such training. Christian Bouillon who teaches Practical Theology by the same school proposes a reflection on the conception regarding formation of personality in theological studies.