Perspectives on Ecclesiology and Ethnography

Perspectives on Ecclesiology and Ethnography

by Pete Ward (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802867261
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/15/2012
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Pete Ward is senior lecturer in youth ministry and theologicaleducation at King's College London. His other booksinclude Participation and Mediation: A PracticalTheology for the Liquid Church and MassCulture: The Interface of Eucharist and Mission.

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Introduction Pete Ward 1

Part 1 The Proposal

1 Ecclesiology and Ethnography: Two Disciplines, Two Worlds? Paul S. Fiddes 13

2 Attention and Conversation Pete Ward 36

3 Ecclesiology "From the Body": Ethnographic Notes toward a Carnal Theology Christian Scharen 50

4 "Where Is Your Church?" Moving toward a Hospitable and Sanctified Ethnography John Swinton 71

Part 2 The Conversation

5 Charting the "Ethnographic Turn": Theologians and the Study of Christian Congregations Elizabeth Phillips 95

6 The Cultivation of Theological Vision: Theological Attentiveness and the Practice of Ministry Alister E. McGrath 107

7 Interpreting a Situation: When Is "Empirical" Also "Theological"? Mary McClintock Fulkerson 124

8 Generating Christian Political Theory and the Uses of Ethnography Luke Bretherton 145

9 Practical Ecclesiology: What Counts as Theology in Studying the Church? Clare Watkins Deborah Bhatti Helen Cameron Catherine Duce James Sweeney

10 Ecclesiology, Ethnography, and God: An Interplay of Reality Descriptions Nicholas M. Healy 182

11 "In the Society of God": Some Principles of Ecclesiology John Webster 200

12 The Church "Taking Form" in Mission: Reimagining Family Ministries within the Missio Dei Richard R. Osmer 223

Index 244

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