Opening the Field of Practical Theology: An Introduction

Opening the Field of Practical Theology: An Introduction

By: Gordon S. Mikoski (editor), Kathleen A. Cahalan (editor)Paperback

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This book introduces the field of practical theology through an examination of fifteen different approaches-ranging from feminist to liberationist, Roman Catholic to evangelical, Asian American to Latino/a. Written by leading experts, each chapter has an identical structure to facilitate comparison and will help readers understand the diverse ways practical theology is engaged today.

About Author

Kathleen A. Cahalan is professor of theology at Saint John's School of Theology and a past president of the Association of Practical Theology. She is the author of several books, including Introducing the Practice of Ministry. Gordon S. Mikoski is associate professor of Christian Education and director of the Master's Studies Program at Princeton Theological Seminary. He serves as editor for Theology Today and is a past president of the Association of Practical Theology and an ordained Presbyterian minister.


1.Introduction 2.African American Practical Theology, Dale P. Andrews 3.Asian American Practical Theology, Courtney T. Goto 4.Contextual Theology as Practical Theology, Stephen Bevans, S.V.D. 5.Empirical Practical Theology, Richard Osmer 6.Evangelical Practical Theology, Andrew Root 7.Feminist and Womanist Practical Theology, Joyce Ann Mercer 8.Hermeneutics in Protestant Practical Theology, Sally A. Brown 9.Hermeneutics in Roman Catholic Practical Theology, Claire E. Wolfteich 10.Liberation Practical Theology, Katherine Turpin 11.Neo-Reformation Practical Theology, Gordon Mikoski 12.Postmodern Practical Theology, Tom Beaudoin 13.Religious Practices in Practical Theology, Don C. Richter 14.Roman Catholic Pastoral Theology, Kathleen A. Cahalan 15.US Latino/a Practical Theology, Hosffman Ospino 16.White Practical Theology, Tom Beaudoin and Katherine Turpin 17.Conclusion

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  • ISBN13: 9780742561267
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 342
  • ID: 9780742561267
  • weight: 472
  • ISBN10: 0742561267

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