Exploring Ordinary Theology Paperback

Everyday Christian Believing and the Church

by Leslie J. Francis;

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Exploring Ordinary Theology

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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: Looking, Listening and Learning in Theology, arguing that 'speaking statistically ordinary theology is the theology of God's Church'.A number of scholars have responded to this and related conceptualizations, exploring their theological implications. Other researchers have adopted the perspective in examining a range of Church practices and contexts of Christian discipleship, using the tools of empirical study. Ordinary theology research has proved to be key in uncovering people's everyday lay theology or ordinary dogmatics.Exploring Ordinary Theology presents fresh contributions from a wide range of authors, who address the theological, empirical and practical dimensions of this central feature of ordinary Christian existence and the life of the Church.

Exploring Ordinary Theology by Leslie J. Francis was published by Ashgate Publishing Group in March 2013 and is our 38802nd best seller. The ISBN for Exploring Ordinary Theology is 9781409442578.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAshgate Publishing Group (March 2013)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages236
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4071358
Page last updated 25th April 2018
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