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Introducing practical theology : mission, ministry, and the life of the church / Pete Ward.

By: Ward, Pete, 1959- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, [2017]Description: iii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780801098192; 080109819X.Subject(s): Theology, PracticalDDC classification: 230.01
Contents:
Practical theology as the ordinary life of the church -- Practical theology as faith seeking understanding -- The gospel and practical theology -- Practical theology and lived theology -- Practical theology as a conversation about practice and theology -- Theological reflection -- Practical theology and theological disciplines -- Practical theology as a conversation about culture -- Beginning small-scale empirical research -- Producing practical theology.
Summary: "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." -- !c From amazon.com.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-182) and index.

Practical theology as the ordinary life of the church -- Practical theology as faith seeking understanding -- The gospel and practical theology -- Practical theology and lived theology -- Practical theology as a conversation about practice and theology -- Theological reflection -- Practical theology and theological disciplines -- Practical theology as a conversation about culture -- Beginning small-scale empirical research -- Producing practical theology.

"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." -- !c From amazon.com.

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