The Challenge of Practical Theology Paperback

Selected Essays

by Stephen Pattison;

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The Challenge of Practical Theology

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This collection of key writings by Stephen Pattison examines the implicit and explicit beliefs and value systems that guide practice in both religious and non-religious organisations. Pattison draws on experience from his work in many different settings - including community service volunteering, working as a psychiatric hospital chaplain, NHS management and lecturing on pastoral studies - to promote a personal, practical, political and popular approach to theology, which stresses the importance of responsibility and contemporaneity. Broadly themed sections address issues of ethics and value in practice, organisation and management, Christian thought and practice, theology and the Christian tradition, and pastoral and practical theology studies. The author takes a critical stance towards traditional religious thought and practice, and argues the need for reform to make theology more generally accessible and relevant. This volume will be inspirational reading for, among others, care workers, clergy, managers, nurses, counsellors and doctors, as well as students and those involved in the academic study of theology.

The Challenge of Practical Theology by Stephen Pattison was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in January 2007 and is our 50969th best seller. The ISBN for The Challenge of Practical Theology is 9781843104537.

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Page last updated 22nd December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers (January 2007)
Number of Pages304
Thickness20 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1181110
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