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For Life Abundant : Practical Theology, Theological Education, and Christian Ministry - Dorothy C. Bass

For Life Abundant

Practical Theology, Theological Education, and Christian Ministry

By: Dorothy C. Bass (Editor), Craig Dykstra (Editor)

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Published: 29th April 2008
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What does it mean to lead a truly "life-giving way of life"? What kinds of learning and teaching will best prepare ministers to foster such a way of life in their congregations? How might teachers of practical theology best understand and undertake their task to educate and form ministers? Respected scholars and ministers explore such questions in For Life Abundant, probing and clarifying the significance of practical theology in the classroom, in the wider academy, and in actual ministry settings.

Contributors: Dorothy C. Bass
Kathleen A. Cahalan
David D. Daniels III
Craig Dykstra
Serene Jones
Thomas G. Long
Peter W. Marty
Gordon S. Mikoski
Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
James R. Nieman
Christian R. Scharen
Ted A. Smith
John P. Witvliet
David J. Wood

David F. Ford
University of Cambridge
"Dorothy Bass and Craig Dykstra have been key shapers of practical theology for many years. Now they have gathered around them an outstanding team and together distilled into one book the essentials of the field. It is good theology and good practice, alert to the main intellectual, educational, pastoral, and institutional questions. The book sparkles with fresh ideas and imaginative ways of forming people and communities in line with God's purposes."Virgilio Elizondo
University of Notre Dame
"This very creative and marvelous collection of stimulating, enlightening essays in practical theology responds to the gap between pastoral ministry in the field and theological education in the academy. It is a great contribution to the church its faithful, its ministers, and, most of all, its scholars.""Christian Century"
"These boundary-crossing writers' broad dreams are bold and refreshing."
"Expository Times"
Worthwhile reading for those who spend themselves in the pursuit of equipping others for pastoral ministry.
"Theology"
This book stands out from the crowd.
"Theological Studies"
Well-documented, readable, and engaging.
"Journal of Religious Leadership"
The book offers indispensable resources for the North American church and academy.
"
David F. Ford
-- University of Cambridge
-Dorothy Bass and Craig Dykstra have been key shapers of practical theology for many years. Now they have gathered around them an outstanding team and together distilled into one book the essentials of the field. It is good theology and good practice, alert to the main intellectual, educational, pastoral, and institutional questions. The book sparkles with fresh ideas and imaginative ways of forming people and communities in line with God's purposes.- Virgilio Elizondo
-- University of Notre Dame
-This very creative and marvelous collection of stimulating, enlightening essays in practical theology responds to the gap between pastoral ministry in the field and theological education in the academy. It is a great contribution to the church -- its faithful, its ministers, and, most of all, its scholars.- Christian Century
-These boundary-crossing writers' broad dreams are bold and refreshing.-

Expository Times
-Worthwhile reading for those who spend themselves in the pursuit of equipping others for pastoral ministry.-

Theology
-This book stands out from the crowd.-

Theological Studies
-Well-documented, readable, and engaging.-

Journal of Religious Leadership
-The book offers indispensable resources for the North American church and academy.-

Introductionp. 1
Envisioning Practical Theology
Ways of Life Abundantp. 21
Pastoral and Ecclesial Imaginationp. 41
Mapping the Field of Practical Theologyp. 62
Practical Theology in the Classroom
Introducing Ministry and Fostering Integration: Teaching the Bookends of the Master of Divinity Programp. 91
Teaching Worship as a Christian Practicep. 117
Liturgy and Life: An Account of Teaching Ritual Practicesp. 150
Practical Theology and Pedagogy: Embodying Theological Know-Howp. 170
Practical Theology in the Wider Academy
Practical Theology in Two Modesp. 195
History, Practice, and Theological Educationp. 214
Practical Theology on the Quad: Doctoral Study in Practical Theology in a University Contextp. 243
Practical Theology in Ministry
Learning Ministry over Time: Embodying Practical Wisdomp. 265
Transition into Ministry: Preconceiving the Boundaries between Seminaries and Congregationsp. 290
Shaping Communities: Pastoral Leadership and Congregational Formationp. 306
Educating and Forming Disciples for the Reign of God: Reflections on Youth Pilgrimages to the Holy Landp. 329
For Life Abundant
In Anticipationp. 355
Acknowledgmentsp. 361
Contributorsp. 363
Indexp. 365
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ISBN: 9780802837448
ISBN-10: 0802837441
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th April 2008
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5