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birth of Freedom by its sacred light.’ 21 King’s life work suggests that the civil rights movement was not a secular political movement with a spiritual wing, nor one that instrumentalized the Bible. Rather it was undergirded and motivated by scripture, a claim echoed by leaders at Ebenezer

In: Ecclesial Practices

‘dialogue’ includes ‘everyday life’ relationships between people of differing faith traditions. Such is the assumption of David Burrell when he claims, ‘Christian-Muslim dialogue just happens. When young people in the west leave home to attend university and their roommate turns out to be a Muslim

In: Ecclesial Practices
Author: Ian Hussey

only evangelical church in the area but they were not doing a very good job at outreaching into the community. ‘We were fairly inward.’ From the Living Temple perspective, the merger was motivated by an opportunity for growth and an opportunity for older people to come into the congregation. The

In: Ecclesial Practices
Author: Gyrid Gunnes

different ways relate to the sanctuary space of Our Lady, Trondheim, Norway, a 12th-century ecclesial place dedicated to practices of care and hospitality towards people living in marginalized life situations. The elements from folk-church ecclesiology used as analytic categories are the Lutheran theology

In: Ecclesial Practices

. As the business world, friendships, the military, and other spheres of life are increasingly integrated with the new media, there will be enormous pressure to make the literacies of these media the centerpiece of education. We believe that a better approach will be to balance these literacies with

In: Ecclesial Practices

From Näive to Explicit Normativity Several students approach me because they want to do ethnographic research framed within Practical Theology for their master thesis. They are frequently motivated by a passion for the church, or their wanting to change the church. Further, they have what

In: Ecclesial Practices
Author: Henk de Roest

life-enhancing relationships we may call Father, Son and Spirit. 83 The church, Fiddes adds, will signify its own way by ‘deliberately living in the relations of God.’ 84 This should lead, as I have argued, to a relational approach in practical ecclesiology, in which relational methods like focus

In: Ecclesial Practices

, explorations of how specific church ministries might best serve particular constituents motivate empirical studies of the church. 5 For some theologians, these trends are to be embraced and celebrated for shaping ecclesiology into a less abstract, more scientific and empirical discipline. 6 Other

In: Ecclesial Practices

advisor from the University of Iceland, Faculty of Economy. This resulted in a policy document, which was used in the following years as a basis for further policy documents in various fields of church life, including education, liturgy, diaconia, family and investments. Therefore, the document influenced

In: Ecclesial Practices

relinquishing of their life goals. Code Meaning of tragedy socially Respondents experience powerlessness in living with their illness as a consequence of negative reactions from their environment. Code Transcending meaning of tragedy Respondents interpret their illness as a retribution by a power that

In: Journal of Empirical Theology