Called to Teach: The Vocation of the Presbyterian Educator  -     By: Duncan S. Ferguson, William J. Weston
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Called to Teach: The Vocation of the Presbyterian Educator

Westminster John Knox Press / 2003 / Paperback

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Is a Presbyterian educator's vocation still relevant in today's institutions of higher learning? Laying the biblical, theological, and historical arguments for pursuing a teaching career, well-known scholars explore how the vocation is lived out in today's secular and church-related colleges and universities. Contributors include Cynthia Campbell, John Kuykendall, and others. 223 pages, softcover from Geneva.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 223
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0664502210
ISBN-13: 9780664502218

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In this unique book, Duncan Ferguson and Beau Weston argue that the calling to teach is distinctively Reformed and a primary mission of the Presbyterian Church. This collection of essays first lays the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for this calling, then explores how it is lived out today in educational institutions--church-related as well as secular. Ferguson and Weston conclude that today's church must have the nurture of the teacher as a central part of its mission.

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Duncan S. Ferguson worked in higher education for years, serving as a college chaplain, faculty member, and administrator. He has also served as Senior Officer of Higher Education for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities. William J. Weston is John M. and Louise Van Winkle Professor of Sociology at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and has published several books, including Presbyterian Pluralism: Competition in a Protestant House .

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