Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life / Edition 1

Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life / Edition 1

by Miroslav Volf
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0802849318

ISBN-13: 2900802849310

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company


In a time when academic theology often neglects the lived practices of the Christian community, this volume seeks to bring balance to the situation by showing the dynamic link between the task of theology and the practices of the Christian life. The work of thirteen first-rate theologians from several cultural and Christian perspectives, these informed and

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In a time when academic theology often neglects the lived practices of the Christian community, this volume seeks to bring balance to the situation by showing the dynamic link between the task of theology and the practices of the Christian life. The work of thirteen first-rate theologians from several cultural and Christian perspectives, these informed and informative essays explore the relationship between Christian theology and practice in the daily lives of believers, in the ministry of Christian communities, and as a needed focus within Christian education. Contributors: " Dorothy C. Bass
Nancy Bedford
Gilbert Bond
Sarah Coakley
Craig Dykstra
Reinhard Hütter
L. Gregory Jones
Serene Jones
Amy Plantinga Pauw
Christine Pohl
Kathryn Tanner
Miroslav Volf
Tammy Williams"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900802849310
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
259

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Practicing Theology, Embracing A Way of Life
A Theological Understanding of Christian Practices13
Attending to the Gaps between Beliefs and Practices33
Practicing Theology, Engaging in Ministry
Graced Practices: Excellence and Freedom in the Christian Life51
Deepening Practices: Perspectives from Ascetical and Mystical Theology78
Is There a Doctor in the House? Reflections on the Practice of Healing in African American Churches94
A Community's Practice of Hospitality: The Interdependence of Practices and of Communities121
Liturgy, Ministry, and the Stranger: The Practice of Encountering the Other in Two Christian Communities137
Little Moves Against Destructiveness: Theology and the Practice of Discernment157
Practicing Theology, Becoming Theologians
Beliefs, Desires, Practices, and the Ends of Theological Education185
Hospitality and Truth: The Disclosure of Practices in Worship and Doctrine206
Theological Reflection and Christian Practices228
Practicing Theology, Serving a Way of Life
Theology for a Way of Life245
List of Contributors264

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