Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
In this issue Pastor Herbert Lindemann discusses the characteristics of the scholarly pastor. The pastor-scholar, he maintains, "should have some acquaintance with and sympathy for the attitudes, objectives, and methods generally accepted among scholars." What is the one quality of scholarship which, above all others, should characterize the pastor? Pastor Lindemann answers: "Honesty: a passionate love for the truth, a rigorous elimination of all prejudice, illusion, and old wives' tales, a willingness to investigate and then to accept the factual results of the investigation, however unpalatable these may be." That perceptive observation happily provides a point of unification for the articles in this issue.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 38, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol38/iss1/10