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Talking About God In Practice

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Talking about God in Practice details the challenges and complexities of real theological conversations with practitioners, whilst providing an example of appropriate process, and a model of theological understanding by which to negotiate these complexities fruitfully.
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Overview

Talking about God in Practice details the challenges and complexities of real theological conversations with practitioners, whilst providing an example of appropriate process, and a model of theological understanding by which to negotiate these complexities fruitfully.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780334043638
  • Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • Publication date: 12/8/2011
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Dr Helen Cameron is Director of the Oxford Centre for Ecclesiology and Practical Theology at Ripon College Cuddesdon, UK.
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Table of Contents

List of Appendices vii

List of Figures vii

Introduction 1

Part I The Problem and Emerging Responses 5

1 The Problem of Talking about God in Practice 7

2 Practical Theology as a Response 18

3 Action Research as a Response 34

Part 2 A Fresh Response 47

4 Characteristics of Theological Action Research 49

Part 3 Theological Action Research: The Process Explained 61

5 What Is Theological Action Research? 63

6 Who Do We Need to Be to Do Theological Action Research? 70

7 Setting up Theological Action Research 83

8 Doing Theological Action Research 92

9 Reflection Leading to Renewed Practice and Theology 102

Part 4 Worked Examples of Theological Action Research 109

10 Theological Action Research in a Parish 111

11 Theological Action Research in a Diocese 121

12 Theological Action Research with a Faith-Based Agency 130

Part 5 Theological Action Research: An Initial Evaluation 139

13 Evaluating Theological Action Research: Learning Points in Theology and Method 141

Conclusions 154

Appendices 156

Bibliography 180

Index 184

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