Anton Theophilus Boisen:

His Life, Work, Impact, and Theological Legacy

by Robert David Leas

Anton Theophilus Boisen:
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Anton Theophilus Boisen:

His Life, Work, Impact, and Theological Legacy

by Robert David Leas

Published Jul 19, 2009
264 Pages
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General



 

Book Details

Anton Boisen's Life and Work

"Bob Leas' Boisen biography has added significantly to our comprehension of this seminal figure in the origins of Clinical Pastoral Education. His weaving together dynamic portrayals of family members, crucial moments and persons in his professional life, and many revealing vignettes provide insight into this complex person."- The Reverend James Gibbons, Emeritus Supervisor ACPE and Former President of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education





"Anton Boisen contributed to a reshaping of both Christian ministry and theological education in the 20th century that continues today. Robert Leas gives us a wonderful account of his sometimes troubling journey and the rise of Clinical Pastoral Education." - Dr.William McKinney, President, Pacific School of Religion

 

Book Excerpt

"As we get to know Boisen personally through his life struggles and accomplishments, through his writings, his essays, and the oral history and comments of his students and professional colleagues, I hope a practical usefulness of his empirical method of doing theology will enhance theological education today."

---from the Preface

 

About the Author

Robert David Leas

The Reverend Robert David Leas is eminently qualified to writing a biography of the late Anton Theophilus Boisen. As a Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Supervisor, an Honorably Retired Presbyterian Pastor, and the History Manager of ACPE, Leas' own life experiences as pastor, chaplain, and Hoosier, correlates well with Boisen's commitment to the education of theological students and to the understanding of the mental illness/religion interface.

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