Introducing Practical Theology: Mission, Ministry, and the Life of the Church by Pete Ward

Introducing Practical Theology: Mission, Ministry, and the Life of the Church

byPete Ward

Kobo ebook | October 17, 2017

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This introduction to the field of practical theology reclaims a theological vision for the life and work of the church. Pete Ward dispels the myth that practical theology is a distraction from the "real" tasks of ministry or from serious academic theological work. He argues that practical theology is part of the everyday life of the church and that there are a variety of possible approaches, helping readers evaluate the approach that is most appropriate to their ministerial context and theological tradition. This reliable, accessible resource will work well for those in training or in ministry.

Title:Introducing Practical Theology: Mission, Ministry, and the Life of the ChurchFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 17, 2017Publisher:Baker Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1493410830

ISBN - 13:9781493410835

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thorough yet concise primer for students of Practical Theology Having earned my doctorate in practical theology, I was curious to read Pete Ward’s book, Introduction To Practical Theology. Practical Theology is considered the youngest discipline of the theology, however, it’s been around as long as ministers and congregations. Practice, from which we derive the word ‘practical,’ and theology, which is closely related to the word ‘theory,’ are like two sides of the same coin. Both aspects possess equal shares, and neither can be separated from a fair study of Practical Theology. Ward’s handling of this newest theological discipline was both thorough and concise – a worthy academic primer for Practical Theology students. Book has been provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Baker Books in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2018-01-24