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Practical Theology : Studies in Practical Theology - Gergen Heitink

Practical Theology

Studies in Practical Theology

Paperback Published: 3rd June 1999
ISBN: 9780802842947
Number Of Pages: 380

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This work by a leading figure in the field offers one of the first attempts to formulate a complete theory of practical theology for scholars, teachers, students, and those directly involved in pastoral ministry.. "Designed to serve as a reference tool, this volume provides the necessary theoretical discussion for work in the entire discipline of practical theology. Gerben Heitink first surveys the historical development of practical theology from the thought of Schleiermacher to the present. He then outlines the theoretical aspects of practical theology, looking especially at the hermeneutical, empirical, and strategic points of view. Finally Heitink discusses the various contexts in which practical theology takes place.

Series Foreword
Note from the Translator
The State of Practical Theologyp. 1
The Development of Practical Theology (Historical-Interpretive Part)p. 15
The Enlightenment of the Subjectp. 19
The Modernization of Societyp. 35
The Impact of the Social Questionp. 51
Modern Pluralism in Church and Theologyp. 66
The History of Pastoral Theologyp. 90
Practical Theology as a Theological Theory of Action (The Theoretical Foundation)p. 101
Practical Theology as a Theological Disciplinep. 104
Practical Theology as a Theory of Actionp. 124
A Practical-Theological Theory of Actionp. 148
The Hermeneutical Perspectivep. 178
The Strategic Perspectivep. 201
The Empirical Perspectivep. 220
Domains of Action within Practical Theologyp. 241
Domains of Action: Unity and Differentiationp. 244
Humanity and Religionp. 259
Church and Faithp. 274
Religion and Societyp. 292
Practical Theology as Pastoral Theologyp. 310
Bibliographyp. 325
Indexp. 349
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ISBN: 9780802842947
ISBN-10: 0802842941
Series: Studies in Practical Theology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 3rd June 1999
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.55