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Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life [Paperback]

By Miroslav Volf (Editor) & Dorothy C. Bass (Editor)
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No useful atlas would ignore where people live---nor should spiritual road maps. In a time when academic theology often neglects the actual customs of Christian communities, Practicing Theology seeks to bridge that gap. Edited by Miroslav Volf and Dorothy Bass, informative essays by 13 first-rate theologians from diverse traditions explore the relationship between Christian theology and practice in the daily lives, ministry, and education of believers.

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In a time when academic theology often neglects the lived practices of the Christian community, this volume seeks to bring balance to the situation by showing the dynamic link between the task of theology and the practices of the Christian life.

The work of thirteen first-rate theologians from several cultural and Christian perspectives, these informed and informative essays explore the relationship between Christian theology and practice in the daily lives of believers, in the ministry of Christian communities, and as a needed focus within Christian education.

Contributors: Dorothy C. Bass
Nancy Bedford
Gilbert Bond
Sarah Coakley
Craig Dykstra
Reinhard Hutter
L. Gregory Jones
Serene Jones
Amy Plantinga Pauw
Christine Pohl
Kathryn Tanner
Miroslav Volf
Tammy Williams

Awards and Recognitions
Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life by Miroslav Volf & Dorothy C. Bass has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • Christianity Today Book Award - 2003 Winner - Award of Merit category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life by Miroslav Volf & Dorothy C. Bass has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Library Journal - 02/15/2002 page 151
  • Christian Century - 05/22/2002 page 40

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   265
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.73"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2001
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802849318  
ISBN13  9780802849311  

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More About Miroslav Volf & Dorothy C. Bass

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale University and the author of several books, including Exclusion and Embrace, winner of the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

Miroslav Volf currently resides in the state of California. Miroslav Volf has an academic affiliation as follows - Biblijsko-Teoloski Institut, Zagreb.

Miroslav Volf has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Best Christian Writing
  2. Sacra Doctrina: Christian Theology for a Postmodern Age

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Understanding why we do what we do  Oct 24, 2005
This is a book that I was almost guaranteed to love, and it did not disappoint. Among the authors are some of my favourite practical theologians from my seminary days (Miroslav Volf and Dorothy Bass, Craig Dykstra, Serene Jones, Kathryn Tanner, and L. Gregory Jones) as well as some voices who were new to me, but have are very welcome additions to my ongoing theological education. I am a firm believer that education should never stop; just because I have finished seminary does mean that I should finish reading, exploring, and learning new things - in fact, I feel exactly the opposite; because I no longer have the guidance of professors and fellow classmates, it becomes all the more imperative that I find the resources with which to continue. This book is one of those resources.

Dorothy Bass is the editor of the very first book I read in seminary: 'Practicing Our Faith'. That book is a collection of essays about specific Christian practices, and it is on my regular 're-read' list (this was not too difficult to accomplished, as I helped teach in the class that uses that book at my seminary, so almost each year I would end up reading the book again with the new class). This book has a similar feel to that book, but approaches things in a more theologically reflective manner. While the former book approached practices from a standpoint of how they could be incorporated into a Christian lifestyle, they did not delve deeply into the underlying beliefs or processes by which one comes to understanding and identify practices as being authentic, appropriate and worthy of incorporation.

This book does that task well. It looks theological methods and process from a variety of levels, and from a variety of voices. All of the contributing authors have a stake in the academic education process, but all also recognize the importance of making their meaning applicable and accessible to those outside the halls of seminaries and universities. Practices such as healing, hospitality, discernment and building community are all involved as theological frameworks such as liberation, feminist theology, and other forms are explored.

Dorothy Bass begins her introduction with the same question that Miroslav Volf begins his essay - it is a question that resonates with me both in my own life and in my teaching: 'What does that have to do with real life?' I am very familiar with this question because I got that question repeatedly in the theology classes I taught (as well as the algebra classes I tutor at the local community college). This book is an excellent guide toward connecting what we do as practices with the underlying questions of why we do what we do and what difference it makes, not only that we do what we do, but our understanding of what we're doing when we do it.


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