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Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

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Theological reflection on the church’s practice is now recognised as a significant element in theological studies in the academy and seminary. Routledge's series in practical, pastoral and empirical theology seeks to foster this resurgence of interest and encourage new developments in practical and applied aspects of theology worldwide. This timely series draws together a wide range of disciplinary approaches and empirical studies to embrace contemporary developments including: the expansion of research in empirical theology, psychological theology, ministry studies, public theology, Christian education and faith development; key issues of contemporary society such as health, ethics and the environment; and more traditional areas of concern such as pastoral care and counselling.

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The Faith Lives of Women and Girls Qualitative Research Perspectives

The Faith Lives of Women and Girls: Qualitative Research Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Nicola Slee, Fran Porter, Anne Phillips
November 15, 2016

Identifying, illuminating and enhancing understanding of key aspects of women and girls' faith lives, The Faith Lives of Women and Girls represents a significant body of original qualitative research from practitioners and researchers across the UK. Contributors include new and upcoming researchers...

Inspiring Faith in Schools Studies in Religious Education

Inspiring Faith in Schools: Studies in Religious Education

1st Edition

By Marius Felderhof, Penny Thompson
November 10, 2016

Inspiring Faith in Schools addresses the privileging of secularism that appears to affect RE in countries influenced by modern western thought. The authors argue that a more engaging form of RE would emerge if religious life were to inhabit centre stage. Currently religious faith is made to hover ...

Theological Perspectives on a Surveillance Society Watching and Being Watched

Theological Perspectives on a Surveillance Society: Watching and Being Watched

1st Edition

By Eric Stoddart
September 08, 2016

This book looks at contemporary surveillance practices and ideologies from a Christian theological perspective. Surveillance studies is an emerging, inter-disciplinary field that brings together scholars from sociology, criminology, political studies, computing and information studies, cultural ...

Hospital Chaplaincy in the Twenty-first Century The Crisis of Spiritual Care on the NHS

Hospital Chaplaincy in the Twenty-first Century: The Crisis of Spiritual Care on the NHS

1st Edition

By Christopher Swift
April 28, 2009

Issues of faith and spirituality have been resurgent in the UK since the opening of the twenty-first century. This book charts the impact of shifting attitudes towards spirituality through the experiences of health care chaplains. Rooted in a new and challenging interpretation of the chaplain's ...

Scripting Pentecost A Study of Pentecostals, Worship and Liturgy

Scripting Pentecost: A Study of Pentecostals, Worship and Liturgy

1st Edition

Edited By Mark J. Cartledge, A.J. Swoboda
July 20, 2016

Scripting Pentecost explores and develops an analysis of worship and liturgy in Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions around the world. It is organized into two main sections: history and theology, and global case studies. The first section considers early Pentecostal traditions, the influence of ...

Congregational Hermeneutics How Do We Read?

Congregational Hermeneutics: How Do We Read?

1st Edition

By Andrew P. Rogers
February 04, 2016

Despite many churches claiming that the Bible is highly significant for their doctrine and practice, questions about how we read the Bible are rarely made explicit. Based on ethnographic research in English churches, Congregational Hermeneutics explores this dissonance and moves beyond descriptions...

Deaf Liberation Theology

Deaf Liberation Theology

1st Edition

By Hannah Lewis
October 28, 2007

Following years of theology of deafness based on the premise that Deaf people are simply people who cannot hear, this book breaks new ground. Presenting a new approach to Deaf people, theology and the Church, this book enables Deaf people who see themselves as members of a minority group to ...

Engaging with Contemporary Culture Christianity, Theology and the Concrete Church

Engaging with Contemporary Culture: Christianity, Theology and the Concrete Church

1st Edition

By Martyn Percy
July 27, 2005

Theology and the churches are often considered to be at the margins of contemporary culture, frequently struggling for identity and attention. In this important new book Martyn Percy argues that a rich form of practical theological engagement is needed if the churches are to comprehend their ...

Military Chaplaincy in Contention Chaplains, Churches and the Morality of Conflict

Military Chaplaincy in Contention: Chaplains, Churches and the Morality of Conflict

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Todd
May 23, 2013

Chaplaincy highlights the need for faith and society to re-engage with vital moral questions. Military chaplains continue to operate within the dynamic tension between faith communities, the armed services and society, offering a distinct moral presence and contribution. Drawing the reader into the...

Asylum-Seeking, Migration and Church

Asylum-Seeking, Migration and Church

1st Edition

By Susanna Snyder
October 26, 2012

Asylum-Seeking, Migration and Church addresses one of the most pressing issues confronting contemporary society. How are we to engage with migrants? Drawing on studies of church engagement with asylum seekers in the UK and critical immigration and refugee issues in North America, Snyder presents an...

Exploring Ordinary Theology Everyday Christian Believing and the Church

Exploring Ordinary Theology: Everyday Christian Believing and the Church

1st Edition

By Leslie J. Francis, Jeff Astley
March 13, 2013

'Ordinary theology' characterizes the reflective God-talk of the great majority of churchgoers, and others who remain largely untouched by the assumptions, concepts and arguments that academic theology takes for granted. Jeff Astley coined the phrase in his innovative study, Ordinary Theology: ...

Renewing Pastoral Practice Trinitarian Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counselling

Renewing Pastoral Practice: Trinitarian Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counselling

1st Edition

By Neil Pembroke
September 13, 2006

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the relationship between the doctrine of the Trinity and pastoral care and counselling. Neil Pembroke contends that an in-depth reflection on the relational dynamics in the Godhead has the capacity to radically renew pastoral practice. Pembroke applies ...

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