Saturday 3 October 2009

The Society for the Advancement of Ecclesial Theology

The Society for the Advancement of Ecclesial Theology (SAET) is ‘an evangelical organization dedicated to assisting pastor-theologians in producing biblical and theological scholarship for the renewal of the local church’, with a heart ‘to come along side those who possess the dual calling of both pastor and theologian – a calling once typified by past practitioners such as Athanasius, Augustine, Calvin, Luther, Wesley, Edwards and more’.

There is an interview with the Director, Gerald Hiestand, here. Hiestand has also written an article – ‘Ecclesial Theology and Academic Theology: Why We Need More of the Former’ – outlining the kind of theological project the SAET hopes to embody: ‘a theological project born in an ecclesial context, driven by an ecclesial agenda, and prosecuted by ecclesial thinkers; not merely theology about the church – but theology for the church’.

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