Practical Theology

Music and the Generosity of God

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Download PDF: Liu, Music and the Generosity of God Abstract 4’33” by John Cage tacitly combines theory and practice to promote wide attention to music. Although theologically dismissed, the piece also provides an acoustical opening to recognize that all sounds

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology

Download PDF: Posadas, Wiley Blackwell Edited by Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 640 pages. $199. In beginning to offer a fair assessment of this volume, one fears falling into hyperbole. Yet there is no getting around the fact that

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Teaching ‘Overcoming Violence’: Reflections on Violence, Peace, and Practical Theology

Photograph by Kevin Dooley.

Download PDF: Teaching Overcoming Violence Editor’s Note: The following reflection is based on the authors’ experiences teaching a collaborative course entitled, “Overcoming Violence”. The syllabus and supplemental materials for this course can be downloaded here. The Decline of Violence? By the recent

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Theological Reflection: Methods

Download PDF: RV Snyder, Theological Reflection By Elaine Graham, Heather Wilson, and Frances Ward London: SCM Press, 2005. 247 pages. $34.99 What is theological reflection? How can I relate life to theology, and theology to life? What is practical theology? In

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A Trip to the Spring: A Documentary Film

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Download PDF: Mote, Trip to the Spring Since 1830, families have gathered almost every year at Shingleroof Campground in Henry County, Georgia to keep camp meeting together. Shingleroof, like other extant camp meetings across the US, is the offspring of the

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Reflections on Intersections

Download PDF: Martin and Whitmore, Reflections on Intersections  Welcome to the third issue of Practical Matters. In this issue, we highlight Ethnography and Theology. In the “doing” of theology, a turn to ethnography is gaining momentum. Many scholars of religion who did

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“Intensity and Sustainability” Consultation on Youth in Religious Practice, October 12-14, 2008 at Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Download PDF: Bischoff, Intensity and Sustainability Organized and sponsored by the Concentration in Religious Practices and Practical Theology. Held in conjunction with the Candler School of Theology Fall Conference, “Re-envisioning Leadership for a Hope-filled Future.” Candler School of Theology, Emory University

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Appreciative Interest in the Religious Lives of Young People

Download PDF: Thomas and Wright, Appreciative Interest in the Religious Lives of Young People In their study of youth and vocation, Dori Grinenko Baker and Joyce Ann Mercer notice a disturbing tendency among adults to view adolescence as an ever-expanding transitional

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Practical Theology and Qualitative Research

Download PDF: RV Daugherty, Practical Theology and Qualitative Research By John Swinton and Harriet Mowat London: SCM, 2006. 278 pages. $35.00. In Practical Theology and Qualitative Research, John Swinton and Harriet Mowat provide a welcome contribution to the ongoing conversation about

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