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Fieldwork in Theology (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Exploring the Social Context of God's Work in the World

Fieldwork in Theology (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Exploring the Social Context of God's Work in the World

by Christian Scharen, James Smith (Editor)
Fieldwork in Theology (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Exploring the Social Context of God's Work in the World

Fieldwork in Theology (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Exploring the Social Context of God's Work in the World

by Christian Scharen, James Smith (Editor)

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Overview

In this addition to the acclaimed The Church and Postmodern Culture series, leading practical theologian Christian Scharen examines the relationship between theology and its social context. He engages with social theorist Pierre Bourdieu to offer helpful theoretical and theological grounding to those who want to reflect critically on the faith and practice of the church, particularly for those undertaking ministry internships or fieldwork assignments. As Scharen helps a wide array of readers to understand the social context of doing theology, he articulates a vision for the church's involvement with what God is doing in the world and provides concrete examples of churches living out God's mission.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493400263
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Series: The Church and Postmodern Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 144
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Christian Scharen (PhD, Emory University) is vice president of applied research at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City, New York. He has authored a number of books, including One Step Closer, and is the book review editor of Ecclesial Practices.
Christian Scharen (PhD, Emory University) is vice president of applied research at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. He previously taught at Luther Seminary. He has authored a number of books, including One Step Closer and Faith as a Way of Life, and is the book review editor of Ecclesial Practices. An ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Scharen has served congregations in California, Georgia, and Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Contents
Series Editor's Foreword James K.A. Smith
1. Fieldwork in Theology: Waking Up to the World God Loves
2. Rigorous Self-Reflection: Bachelard, Science, and Sin
3. Embodied Perception: Merleau-Ponty and the Incarnate Body
4. Practical Logic: Bourdieu and the Social Art of Improvisation
5. Surrendering to the Other: Wacquant and Carnal Sociology
Epilogue: Understanding as a Spiritual Exercise
Index

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