Is practical theology a form of ‘action research’?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/306400
Title:
Is practical theology a form of ‘action research’?
Authors:
Graham, Elaine L.
Abstract:
This journal articles examines in depth the claim that practical theology ought to be regarded as a form of action research. Action research is founded on the indivisibility of value and action: a conviction that knowledge, and research, cannot be dispassionate and that values are themselves iterated in the process of their implementation in practice. It insists on the inductive and contextual nature of knowledge and assumes that knowledge comes from human experience (albeit interpreted and codified through rational enquiry and analysis), rather than proceeding deductively from revealed truth.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
International Journal of Practical Theology, 2013, 17(1), pp. 148-178
Publisher:
de Gruyter
Journal:
International Journal of Practical Theology
Publication Date:
Aug-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/306400
DOI:
10.1515/ijpt-2013-0010
Additional Links:
http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijpt
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the published PDF version of an article published in International Journal of Practical Theology© 2013. The definitive version is available at www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijpt-2013-17-issue-1
ISSN:
1612-9768; 1430-6921
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGraham, Elaine L.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-06T11:47:06Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-06T11:47:06Z-
dc.date.issued2013-08-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Practical Theology, 2013, 17(1), pp. 148-178en
dc.identifier.issn1612-9768-
dc.identifier.issn1430-6921-
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/ijpt-2013-0010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/306400-
dc.descriptionThis is the published PDF version of an article published in International Journal of Practical Theology© 2013. The definitive version is available at www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijpt-2013-17-issue-1en
dc.description.abstractThis journal articles examines in depth the claim that practical theology ought to be regarded as a form of action research. Action research is founded on the indivisibility of value and action: a conviction that knowledge, and research, cannot be dispassionate and that values are themselves iterated in the process of their implementation in practice. It insists on the inductive and contextual nature of knowledge and assumes that knowledge comes from human experience (albeit interpreted and codified through rational enquiry and analysis), rather than proceeding deductively from revealed truth.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherde Gruyteren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijpten
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of practical Theologyen
dc.subjectaction researchen
dc.subjecthuman experienceen
dc.subjectpractical theologyen
dc.titleIs practical theology a form of ‘action research’?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Practical Theologyen
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