Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Stewart J . Briggs

Second Advisor

Dr. Francis M. Hurst

Third Advisor

Dr. William H. Thompson


Only in recent years has the Christian Church taken an active interest in psychometric measures as applicable to the clergy. Missionary boards were the first to realize the practical value of psychological testing. They accepted the use of these tools in search of men and women who could withstand the psychological strains present in the foreign mission field.

Today the psychometrical measure has invaded the theological seminaries. A recent poll conducted under the National Council of Churches established the use of psychometrical measures in the seminaries; two-thirds of the eighty schools accredited by the American Association of Theological Schools were found to be utilizing the psychological measures in varying degrees. This thesis was begun in light of this growing interest in psychological testing as related to the clergy.

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