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In: Conundrums in Practical Theology
Theology in Practice extends the horizons of practical theology. It promises to enrich the intellectual discourse and supply material of interest to academic professionals and graduate students. It will feature developments in the theories of practice, experience, culture, and action that define the discipline, while also attending to the close study of lived faith. Its authors will range from senior scholars presenting mature research to young scholars pursuing promising fresh avenues. The series is also open to edited volumes on emerging topics. Its audiences will be practical theologians and other interested scholars in established and emerging geographical, institutional, and religious contexts.
Theology in Practice aims to explore and reconstruct the centers and margins of practical theological discourse. The series will be marked by interdisciplinary conversations with related fields, such as feminist, liberation, or systematic/constructive theologies, while also exploring new domains, such as comparative/interreligious, sexual, postcolonial, post-Christian, and critical racial-ethnic studies. Concerned with ministry and religious leadership, it will address multiple expressions of Christianity, fostering the development of cognate research in other religions and in secular formations that take practice, action, and performance as central concerns.
In this landmark volume, internationally recognized scholars address key intellectual and practical conundrums that not only trouble practical theology but also reflect biases and breakdowns in the construction of theological knowledge in academy and religious communities at large. With critical facility and unheralded honesty that includes reflexivity about their own lives in the academy, the authors tackle complex issues that refuse easy solutions— racism, hierarchy of theory over practice, devaluation of small case studies, risks of interdisciplinarity to scholarly identity, inequities between Christian traditions, unreflective Christian-centrism, and tensions between the production of scholarship and public service. Outcomes of these issues will have serious implications for the discipline and the study of theology for years to come.

Contributors include Tom Beaudoin, Eileen R. Campbell-Reed, Faustino M. Cruz, Jaco Dreyer, Courtney T. Goto, Tone Stangeland Kaufman, Joyce Ann Mercer, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Phillis Isabella Sheppard, Katherine Turpin, Claire E. Wolfteich.
In: Conundrums in Practical Theology
In: Conundrums in Practical Theology
In: Conundrums in Practical Theology
In: Conundrums in Practical Theology