Item description for Practicing Gospel: Unconventional Thoughts on the Church's Ministry by Edward Farley...
Overview For seminarians and pastors too often tempted to equate pastoral care with popular psychology, good preaching with snappy public speaking, and Christian education with flashy curriculum, esteemed theologian Ed Farley offers a more faithful approach to the tasks of ministry in this collection of groundbreaking essays. By holding theology and practice in an inescapable partnership, Farley rightly refocuses the Church's life on its proper object and subject: a mysterious, transforming God.
"Practicing Gospel" is a collection of four new and eight previously published essays on the subjects of practical theology, homiletics and worship, Christian education, and pastoral care. Edward Farley offers a more faithful approach to the tasks of ministry for seminarians and pastors too often tempted to equate pastoral care with popular psychology, good preaching with snappy public speaking, or Christian education with flashy curriculum. By holding theology and practice in an inescapable partnership, Farley rightly re-focuses the church's life on its proper object and subject--a mysterious transforming God.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Sep 2, 2003
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664224989 ISBN13 9780664224981
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More About Edward Farley
Edward Farley is Professor of Theology at Vanderbilt University and the author of many books, including Good and Evil: Interpreting a Human Condition.
Edward Farley currently resides in the state of Tennessee. Edward Farley was born in 1929.