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Evangelicals Engaging in Practical Theology
Theology that Impacts Church and World

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ISBN 9780367545109
March 18, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

This book aims to introduce a distinctively evangelical voice to the discipline of practical theology. Evangelicals have sometimes seen practical theology as primarily a "liberal" project. This collection, however, actively engages with practical theology from an evangelical perspective, both through discussion of the substantive issues and by providing examples of practical theology done by evangelicals in the classroom, the church and beyond. This volume brings together established and emerging voices to debate the growing role which practical theology is playing in evangelical and Pentecostal circles. Chapters begin by addressing methodological concerns, before moving into areas of practice. Additionally there are four short papers from students who make use of practical theology to reflect upon their own practice. Issues of authority and normativity are tackled head on in a way that will inform the debate both within and beyond evangelicalism. This book will, therefore, be of keen interest to scholars of practical, evangelical and Pentecostal theology.

Table of Contents


Helen Morris and Helen Cameron

Part I – Engaging with the Discipline

1 Practical Theology and Evangelicalism: Methodological Considerations

Andy Thomas

2 Practical Theology in the Mode of Prophetic Imagination

Chloe Lynch

3 The Role of Teleology in Practical Theology

Alistair McKitterick

4 A wonderful plan for my life? Pete Ward’s ‘The Gospel and Change’ in Dialogue with

Charles Taylor

Helen Morris

Part II – Engaging with Education

5 From the Boy in the Temple to the Man on the Road: The Maturing Role of Practical

Theology in the Life of the Church

Helen Cameron

6 Evangelicals Learning Practical Theology: Autobiographical Reflections

Andrew Rogers

7 Developing Reflective Practitioners: Evangelical Ordinands’ Engagement with

Theological Reflection

Elizabeth Hoare

Part III – Engaging with Practice

8 Educating for the Common Good: Engaging Truth in a World of Ideas

Olwyn Mark

9 Salvation’s Song

Matt Spencer

Part IV – Engagement by Students

10 Developing Critical Thinking within the Context of Small Group Bible Studies

Isaac McNish

11 Theodrama: A Contemporary Application

Sam Norman

12 Creating Space: A Reflection on Chaplaincy work in a Local Day-Hospice

Fiona Moore

13 An Elim Community Pneumatologically Engaged in Corporate Theological Reflection -

Sheryl Arthur

Part V – Theology that Impacts Church and World

14 Evangelical Practical Theology: The Past, the Present and the Possible Future

Mark J Cartledge

Conclusion - Prospects for an Evangelical Practical Theology

Helen Morris and Helen Cameron

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Helen Morris is Head of Postgraduate Studies at Moorlands College, UK.

Helen Cameron is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Baptist Studies, Regent’s Park College, Oxford and Director of Doctoral Pathways at Wesley House, Cambridge, UK.