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dc.contributor.authorGraham, Elaine L.*
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-21T17:13:43Z
dc.date.available2017-06-21T17:13:43Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-31
dc.identifier.citationGraham, E. L. (2017). On becoming a practical theologian: Past, present and future tense. HTS Teologiese Studies, 73(4). https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i4.4634en
dc.identifier.issn0259-9422
dc.identifier.doi10.4102/hts.v73i4.4634
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620545
dc.descriptionContribution to Festschrift for Yolanda Dreyer, University of Pretoriaen
dc.description.abstractThis article takes an autobiographical approach to the development of practical theology as a discipline over the past thirty years with particular attention to the author’s own context of the United Kingdom. The unfolding of my own intellectual story in relation to key issues within the wider academic discourse provides an opportunity to reflect on some of the predominant themes and trends: past, present and future. Changing nomenclature, from ‘pastoral studies’ to practical theology indicates how the discipline has moved from regarding itself as the application of theory into practice, into a more performative and inductive epistemology. This emphasis continues to the present day and foregrounds the significance of the human context and the realities of lived experience, including narrative and autobiography. Whilst the methodological conundrums of relating experience to tradition and theory to practice continue, further challenges are beckoning, including religious pluralism; and so the article closes by surveying the prospects for a multi-cultural practical theology.
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dc.publisherAOSISen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.hts.org.za/index.php/HTS/article/view/4634en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectPractical Theologyen
dc.subjectMulti-culturalen
dc.subjectAutobiographyen
dc.subjectEpistemologyen
dc.titleOn Becoming a Practical Theologian: Past, Present and Future Tenseen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2072-8050
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalHTS Teologiese Studiesen
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html.description.abstractThis article takes an autobiographical approach to the development of practical theology as a discipline over the past thirty years with particular attention to the author’s own context of the United Kingdom. The unfolding of my own intellectual story in relation to key issues within the wider academic discourse provides an opportunity to reflect on some of the predominant themes and trends: past, present and future. Changing nomenclature, from ‘pastoral studies’ to practical theology indicates how the discipline has moved from regarding itself as the application of theory into practice, into a more performative and inductive epistemology. This emphasis continues to the present day and foregrounds the significance of the human context and the realities of lived experience, including narrative and autobiography. Whilst the methodological conundrums of relating experience to tradition and theory to practice continue, further challenges are beckoning, including religious pluralism; and so the article closes by surveying the prospects for a multi-cultural practical theology.
rioxxterms.publicationdate2017-08-31
dc.dateAccepted2017-06-20
dc.date.deposited2017-06-21


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