Shape of Practical Theology Empowering Ministry with Theological Praxis

ISBN-10: 0830815597

ISBN-13: 9780830815593

Edition: 2001

Authors: Ray S. Anderson

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Too often in the life of the church, theological reflection and the practical matters of leading and serving have been considered independently. The result has been the impoverishment of both Christian faith and Christian practice.In this groundbreaking book Ray Anderson reflects theologically and practically on preaching, worship, ethics, social justice, therapy, family, homosexuality, burnout in ministry, reconciliation in relationships and theological education itself. The result is The Shape of Practical Theology, a new and renewing foundation for engaging in Christian ministry.Anderson lays out his threefold goal as follows:- to define more clearly the shape of practical theology as truly a theological enterprise rather than mere mastery of skills and methods- to demonstrate the praxis of practical theology as critical engagement with the interface between the word of God as revealed through Scripture and the work of God taking place in and through the church in the world- to deal with practical pastoral theology from the perspective of those who are on the "field of play" of life and ministry, where preaching, counseling and teaching does affect for many persons the outcome of the gameIlluminated by stimulating discussion and helpful case studies, The Shape of Practical Theology is aimed at seminary students, at Christian educators, and at working pastors and counselors. Anderson's work, fascinating and fruitful, brings together the Word of God with the Spirit of God in the ever-changing context of real-life ministry.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 2/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144

Preface
The Shape of Practical Theology
Introduction to Practical Theology
The Discipline of Practical Theology
A Trinitarian Model of Practical Theology
Practical Theology as Christopraxis: Hermeneutical Implications
A Practical Theology of Ministry
The Praxis of Practical Theology
The Resurrection of Jesus as Hermeneutical Criterion
The Praxis of the Spirit & a Theology of Liberation
The Church & Its Ministry; The Latreia of Christ
The Concept of Neighbor in the Ethics of Karl Barth
Sociocultural Implications of a Christian Perception of Humanity
The Humanity of God & the Soul of the City: Where Is the Church?
Practical Pastoral Theology
Practical Theology as Paraclesis: Pastoral Implications
Theological Ethics & Pastoral Care
The Kingdom of God as Therapeutic Context
The Church's Mission to the Family in a Postmodern Culture
Homosexuality: Theological & Pastoral Considerations
Clergy Burnout as a Symptom of Theological Anemia
A Practical Theology of Forgiveness: A Journey Toward Reconciliation & Healing
The Little Man on the Cross: Where Is God When We Suffer?
Memo to Theological Educators: A Proposal
Bibliography
Index of Subjects
Index of Names
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