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Let's Do Theology

Resources for Contextual Theology; Completely Updated and Revised
Author: Laurie Green
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826425518
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 1183
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Let's Do Theology

A Pastoral Cycle Resource Book
Author: Laurie Green
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9780826460950
Category: Religion
Page: 158
View: 3415
Aims to demonstrate how people can use theology to deal with real life problems, using the author's own experiences whilst working with adults and examining their experiences using the gospel. The author has also written "Power to the Powerless.">

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Contextual Theology for the Twenty-First Century


Author: Steven Bevans,Katalina Tahaafe-Williams
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227679989
Category: Religion
Page: 139
View: 6251
A compact collection of essays on contextual theology in which the reader is offered fresh perspectives from the United States, Latin America and Oceania. These voices emphasise the significence of contextual theology for our twenty-first century and poro

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Doing Contextual Theology


Author: Angie Pears
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134115679
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 9871
Christian theology, like all forms of knowledge, thinking and practice, arises from and is influenced by the context in which it is done. In Doing Contextual Theology, Angie Pears demonstrates the radically contextual nature of Christian theology by focusing on five forms of liberation theology: Latin American Liberation Theologies; Black Theologies; Feminist Informed Theologies; Sexual Theologies; Body Theologies. Pears analyses how each of these asserts a clear and persistent link to the Christian tradition through The Bible and Christology and discusses the implications of contextual and local theologies for understanding Christianity as a religion. Moreover, she considers whether fears are justified that a radically contextual reading of Christian theologies leads to a relativist understanding of the religion, or whether these theologies share some form of common identity both despite and because of their contextual nature. Doing Contextual Theology offers students a clear and up-to-date survey of the field of contemporary liberation theology and provides them with a sound understanding of how contextual theology works in practice.

    • Children

Through the Eyes of a Child


Author: Anne Richards
Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 9780715140888
Category: Children
Page: 368
View: 706
A landmark work of theology, exploring 14 key theological themes - such as creation, grace, death and judgement - from the perspective of children. Challenging conventional readings of theology, this work challenges those who care about children and their place in the world and the church.

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SCM Studyguide to Theological Reflection


Author: Judith Thompson
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 0334040558
Category: Religion
Page: 246
View: 1405
Practical in emphasis, this textbook offers newcomers an introduction to understanding theological reflection and helps those training for ministry to explore which of the methods introduced best suits them and their particular situation.

    • Theology, Practical

Practical Theology in Action

Christian Thinking in the Service of Church and Society
Author: Paul H. Ballard,John L. Pritchard
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
ISBN: 9780281057191
Category: Theology, Practical
Page: 212
View: 7394
Offers a basic introduction to those who need to apply Christian thinking to the service of Church and society. This book includes a chapter on inner city issues, which covers a range of issues: post-modernism, pluralism, emergence of congregational studies, stress on mission, Black theology and charismatic theology.

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Resourcing Mission

Practical Theology for Changing Churches
Author: Helen Cameron
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 0334041465
Category: Religion
Page: 170
View: 9300
Offers the missing link between missiological thinking and the practical theological thinking about the task of mobilising local churches. This title shows how practical theology and mission and ministry need to work together and draw on each other's resources to strengthen the work of the church.

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God in Context

A Survey of Contextual Theology
Author: Sigurd Bergmann
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754606154
Category: Religion
Page: 155
View: 464
In the 1970s theologians in Asia and Africa showed an interest in the way different cultural contexts influenced the interpretation of Christian belief. Manifestations of contextual theologies have since appeared in many parts of the world; animated international discussion about expressions, methods and theories for contextual theology have continued with the spread of contextual theology from the South to the North. The object of these theologies is to shed new light on the concept of incarnation. How does the incarnated God act in a liberating way? Contextual theology explores awareness of the interrelatedness of God and culture.This book surveys important concepts, positions and problems of contextual theology, dealing with different criteria for the interpretation of context and providing explanations of different theoretical models for contextual theology. Particular topics discussed include: the importance of place for the experience of God; a dynamic, correlative and communicative view of tradition; the approach to knowledge in contextualism and the greater right of the poor to aesthetic knowledge; human ecological formation of theology, and the contributions of pictorial art and architecture to contextual theology. Clearly explaining the importance of Contextual theology for all theology, this book offers an invaluable text for students and others exploring theology in context.

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Controversies in Queer Theology


Author: Susannah Cornwall
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 0334043557
Category: Religion
Page: 294
View: 3587
An introduction to one of the most challenging areas of contextual theology. Queer theology is a significant new development and central to much current teaching and thinking about gender, sexuality and the body.

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Trans/formations


Author: Lisa Isherwood,Marcella Althaus-Reid
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 0334043433
Category: Religion
Page: 204
View: 6480
Transsexual, transgendered and intersex people have become increasingly more visible since the 1990s, but the churches have been slow to recognize their lives and their contributions to theology and the churches. The contributors ask questions not only of the churches and theology but at times also of gender and sexuality theorists.

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Charts for a Theology of Evangelism


Author: Thomas P. Johnston
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805443714
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 4062
" Charts for a Theology of Evangelism "compiles ninety-three in-depth visual charts for classroom, preaching, and personal use that will allow people to develop a biblical theology of evangelism.

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Evangelical Theology

An Introduction
Author: Karl Barth
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802818195
Category: Religion
Page: 219
View: 7717
Centered on the God of the gospel, Barth's theology stresses continuity and unity, and examines the concepts of existence, faith, and reason

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Christianity Rediscovered

An Epistle from the Masai
Author: Vincent J. Donovan
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9780334028550
Category: Religion
Page: 168
View: 1357
This profound and thought-provoking book is one of the classics of modern missionary writing. Superficially just a good missionary story, about how one man brought a number of groups of Masai people in east Africa to Christian faith, it is something much more than that. For in what the author says about the method and content of evangelism; the meaning of the eucharist; and the nature of ministry, we are led back to the question our understandings of the mission of the church in all its contexts. For Donovan, his experiences in Africa meant a total reappraisal of the meaning of his faith, and therefore a rediscovery of his Christianity. His book, which is written with moving simplicity, continues to represent a provocative challenge to all those engaged in issues of evangelism and multiculturalism.

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Learning for Ministry

Making the Most of Study and Training
Author: Steven J. L. Croft,Roger L. Walton
Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 9780715140536
Category: Religion
Page: 220
View: 907
A user-friendly handbook for all embarking on a course of training for Christian ministry, lay or ordained. It is designed to reduce the fear factor and help students make the most of their study and training.

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Foundations for Youth Ministry

Theological Engagement with Teen Life and Culture
Author: Dean Borgman
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441241507
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 9797
Dean Borgman, a nationally known youth ministry expert, offers a new edition of his influential classic. Reaching a broadly ecumenical audience, this book challenges readers to think about the theological nature of youth ministry. Questions for discussion and reflection are included. This thoroughly updated edition was previously published as When Kumbaya Is Not Enough. Praise for the first edition "Writing with the lens of a theologian, the heart of a pastor, and welcome doctrinal breadth, Borgman has provided a 'field book' of pastoral theologies that takes seriously the social systems shaping the lives of adolescents. This book is a significant step toward the long-awaited conversation about theology and youth ministry in postmodern culture."--Kenda Creasy Dean, Princeton Theological Seminary; author of Almost Christian "In this excellent work Borgman brings theological integrity, depth, and years of wisdom like nothing else I have seen in our field."--Jim Burns, author of Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers

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Congregational Studies in the UK

Christianity in a Post-Christian Context
Author: Karin Tusting
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351949608
Category: Religion
Page: 248
View: 4401
This book presents the first comprehensive introduction to congregational studies in the UK. Through a series of innovative essays, it explores the difference that the increasingly post-Christian nature of British society is making to life in Christian congregations, and compares this to the very different scenario which exists in the USA. Contributions from leading scholars in the field include rich case studies of local communities and theoretical analyses which reflect on issues of method and develop broader understandings. Congregational studies is revealed as a rich and growing field of interest to scholars across many disciplines and to those involved in congregational life.

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Theories of Culture

A New Agenda for Theology
Author: Kathryn Tanner
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451412369
Category: Religion
Page: 196
View: 4994
Since the 1970s exciting new directions in the study of culture have erupted to critique and displace earlier, largely static notions. These more dynamic models stress the indeterminate, fragmented, even conflictual character of cultural processes and completely alter the framework for thinking theologically about them. In fact, Tanner argues, the new orientation in cultural theory and anthropology affords fresh opportunities for religious thought and opens new vistas for theology, especially on how Christians conceive of the theological task, theological diversity and inculturation, and even Christianity's own cultural identity.

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Stories from the Street

A Theology of Homelessness
Author: Revd Dr David Nixon
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409474542
Category: Religion
Page: 214
View: 360
Stories from the Street is a theological exploration of interviews with men and women who had experienced homelessness at some stage in their lives. Framed within a theology of story and a theology of liberation, Nixon suggests that story is not only a vehicle for creating human transformation but it is one of God's chosen means of effecting change. Short biographies of twelve characters are examined under themes including: crises in health and relationships, self-harm and suicide, anger and pain, God and the Bible. Expanding the existing literature of contextual theology, this book provides an alternative focus to a church-shaped mission by advocating with, and for, a very marginal group; suggesting that their experiences have much to teach the church. Churches are perceived as being active in terms of pastoral work, but reluctant to ask more profound questions about why homelessness exists at all. A theology of homelessness suggests not just a God of the homeless, but a homeless God, who shares stories and provides hope. Engaging with contemporary political and cultural debates about poverty, housing and public spending, Nixon presents a unique theological exploration of homeless people, suffering, hope and the human condition.

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Christ and Reconciliation

A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World
Author: Veli-Matti Krkkinen
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802868533
Category: Religion
Page: 453
View: 5431
In Christ and Reconciliation Veli-Matti Karkkainen develops a constructive Christology and theology of salvation in dialogue with the best of Christian tradition, with contemporary theology in its global and contextual diversity, and with other major living faiths. Karkkainen's Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World is a five-volume project that aims to develop a new approach to and method of doing Christian theology in our pluralistic world at the beginning of the third millennium. Topics such as diversity, inclusivity, violence, power, cultural hybridity, and justice are part of the constructive theological discussion along with classical topics such as the messianic consciousness, incarnation, atonement, and the person of Christ. With the metaphor of hospitality serving as the framework for his discussion, Karkkainen engages Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in sympathetic and critical mutual dialogue while remaining robustly Christian in his convictions. Never before has a full-scale doctrinal theology been attempted in such a wide and deep dialogical mode.