For Life Abundant : Practical Theology, Theological Education, and Christian Ministry

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  • Copyright: 2008-04-29
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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What does it mean to lead a truly "life-giving way of life"? What kinds of learning and teaching will best prepare ministers to foster such a way of life in their congregations? How might teachers of practical theology best understand and undertake their task to educate and form ministers? Respected scholars and ministers explore such questions in For Life Abundant, probing and clarifying the significance of practical theology in the classroom, in the wider academy, and in actual ministry settings. Contributors: Dorothy C. Bass Kathleen A. Cahalan David D. Daniels III Craig Dykstra Serene Jones Thomas G. Long Peter W. Marty Gordon S. Mikoski Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore James R. Nieman Christian R. Scharen Ted A. Smith John P. Witvliet David J. Wood

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Envisioning Practical Theology
Ways of Life Abundantp. 21
Pastoral and Ecclesial Imaginationp. 41
Mapping the Field of Practical Theologyp. 62
Practical Theology in the Classroom
Introducing Ministry and Fostering Integration: Teaching the Bookends of the Master of Divinity Programp. 91
Teaching Worship as a Christian Practicep. 117
Liturgy and Life: An Account of Teaching Ritual Practicesp. 150
Practical Theology and Pedagogy: Embodying Theological Know-Howp. 170
Practical Theology in the Wider Academy
Practical Theology in Two Modesp. 195
History, Practice, and Theological Educationp. 214
Practical Theology on the Quad: Doctoral Study in Practical Theology in a University Contextp. 243
Practical Theology in Ministry
Learning Ministry over Time: Embodying Practical Wisdomp. 265
Transition into Ministry: Preconceiving the Boundaries between Seminaries and Congregationsp. 290
Shaping Communities: Pastoral Leadership and Congregational Formationp. 306
Educating and Forming Disciples for the Reign of God: Reflections on Youth Pilgrimages to the Holy Landp. 329
For Life Abundant
In Anticipationp. 355
Acknowledgmentsp. 361
Contributorsp. 363
Indexp. 365
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