The Priest and Theological Study

Author:  Deacon James Keating PhD
Publisher:  The Institute For Priestly Formation

A compilation of essays addressing how the study of theology can more deeply secure the diocesan priestly identity - The Priest and Theological Study is an essential exploration for anyone involved in forming clergy. It is a great resource for seminarians and priests who wish to study theology as a life-long pursuit of truth and knowledge.

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The Priest and Theological Study: Toward a More Generous Definition of Reason is a compilation of essays that were written to address how the study of the theology can more deeply secure the diocesan priestly identity. The authors also address how the study of theology should not be limited to seminary education but should be part of a lifelong pursuit of truth and knowledge. Parishes are better served by priests who regularly study Scripture and base their preaching on it and theology.


Additional Info

Publisher The Institute For Priestly Formation
Author Deacon James Keating PhD
Product Type Paperback
Width (inches) 5.5
Height (inches) 8.5
Publication Date 10/27/2015
ISBN/UPC 9780988761360
Number of Pages 166



"When I first read the essay in this volume - Robert Imbelli's vision of theology as 'love seeking understanding' through personal encounter with the divinely revealed mysteries - I thought that this volume should be required reading for this essay alone. Then I discovered the other seven essays, each offering further riches, so I say: 'Read this book and share it with others; it will light a spiritual fire that will renew seminaries and through them, parishes and the world."

Matthew Levering, PhD
The James N. and Mary D. Perry, Jr. Chair of Theology Mundelein Seminary

"This book is essential, illuminating reading for anyone involved in the formation of clergy - and of theologians, too. The noted authors insist that the formation of clergy must weave together theology and spirituality, contemplation and action, doctrine and life. They offer an intelligent, attractive vision of priestly formation centered on the newness of Christ, integrative of heart and mind, and rooted in a life of prayer and study. A religion of the 'Word made flesh' demands no less."

Christopher Ruddy, PhD
Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology The Catholic University of America



About the Author


Deacon James Keating, PhD, is Director of Theological Formation for The Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He also serves as Director of the Diaconate Office for the Archdiocese of Omaha. He has authored or edited 20 books and numerous articles in the field of moral and spiritual theology.