Fieldwork in Theology Paperback
Exploring the Social Context of God's Work in the World
by Christian Scharen;
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Bridging the gap between theology and communicating Christianity on the street, this book shows ways to live faith.
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Fieldwork in Theology
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In this addition to the acclaimed The Church and Postmodern Culture series, leading practical theologian Christian Scharen explicates the relationship between theology and its social context.
He engages with social theorist Pierre Bourdieu to offer helpful theoretical and theological grounding to those who want to reflect critically on the faith and practice of the church. Church vitality requires looking outward to inquire how God is at work loving the world and acting for its good amid real burdens and brokenness, says Scharen; in Fieldwork in Theology he integrates theology and ethnography to articulate a vision for the church's involvement with what God is doing in the world.
The book provides concrete examples of churches living out God's mission to help a wide array of readers understand the social context of doing theology.
Fieldwork in Theology will benefit professors and students in philosophy, theology, and ministry courses, particularly those undertaking ministry internships or fieldwork assignments.
Students and faculty who want to integrate theology and ethnography will also find it of interest. Brief and engaging chapters work well for the classroom and substantial footnotes and bibliography provide ways to explore the issues more deeply.
Fieldwork in Theology by Christian Scharen was published by Baker Publishing Group in September 2015 and is our 40250th best seller. The ISBN for Fieldwork in Theology is 9780801049309.
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Details for Fieldwork in Theology
|Author / Artist||Christian Scharen|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||Baker Publishing Group (September 2015)|
|Number of Pages||144|
|Page last updated||7th July 2016|