Item description for The Art of Theological Reflection by Patricia O'Connell Killen & John De Beer...
Overview Here is a book for the millions of Christians who want to make a vital connection between their faith and their lives. The authors describe theological reflection as "the artful discipline of putting our experience into conversation with the heritage of the Christian tradition". Their practical book provides a way for all of us to experience greater meaning in life and a more tangible sense of God's creative presence.
Here is a book for the millions of Christians who want to make a vital connection between their faith and their lives. The authors describe theological reflection as "the artful discipline of putting our experience into conversation with the heritage of the Christian tradition." Their practical book provides a way for all of us to experience greater meaning in life and a more tangible sense of God's creative presence.
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Studio: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1994
Publisher Crossroad Classic
ISBN 0824514017 ISBN13 9780824514013
Availability 36 units. Availability accurate as of Sep 19, 2017 12:53.
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More About Patricia O'Connell Killen & John De Beer
Patricia O'Connell Killen is a professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran University. Mark Silk is the founding director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and adjunct associate professor of religion at Trinity College.
Patricia O'Connell Killen currently resides in the state of Washington.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Art of Theological Reflection?
a great disappointment Sep 8, 2007
This text reads like a theological version of a 70s pop psychology self-help book. With all of the richness that might have been explored, the text is trite and even a bit condescending. I was required to buy this for a grad course...and was shocked to find the vocabulary and the notions altogether fit for a junior high school exploration of the topic. Look elsewhere.
This book has provided an excellent foundation for students Jul 6, 1998
I have used The Art of Theological Reflection with both graduate and undergraduate students in theology seminars. It has provided them with a method for engaging theological questions and readings out of their own experience of life and of the Christian tradition - however extensive that experience might be. The authors give examples throughout the text that effectively clarify the porocess they are describing. They also make a convincing argument that theological reflection is not just for a few "initiated" but builds on a natural human quest for insight into the meaning of life experiences and for ways to integrate those insights into our lives.