Introducing Practical Theology: Mission, Ministry, and the Life of the Church
:This introduction to the field of practical theology reclaims a theological vision for the life and work of the church. Pete Ward dispels the myth that practical theology is a distraction from the "real" tasks of ministry or from serious...
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:This introduction to the field of practical theology reclaims a theological vision for the life and work of the church. Pete Ward dispels the myth that practical theology is a distraction from the "real" tasks of ministry or from serious academic theological work. He argues that practical theology is part of the everyday life of the church and that there are a variety of possible approaches, helping readers evaluate the approach that is most appropriate to their ministerial context and theological tradition. This reliable, accessible resource will work well for those in training or in ministry.
Pete Ward (PhD., King's College, University of London ) is Lecturer in youth ministry and theological education at King's College, London, and is the author of Youthwork and the Mission of God, Growing Up Evangelical, Worship and Youth Culture, Liquid Church and Youth Culture and the Gospel. He is the co-author of Youthwork and How to Do It, and the editor of The Church Today and Youth Ministry.
- :<b>contents<br></b>introduction<br>1. Practical Theology As The Ordinary Life Of The Church<br>2. Practical Theology As Faith Seeking Understanding<br>3. The Gospel And Practical Theology<br>4. Practical Theology And Lived Theology<br>5. Practical Theology As A Conversation About Practice And Theology<br>6. Theological Reflection<br>7. Practical Theology And Theological Disciplines<br>8. Practical Theology As A Conversation About Culture<br>9. Beginning Small-scale Empirical Research<br>10. Producing Practical Theology<br>index