Using the Bible in Practical Theology: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition

Zoë Bennett

Published December 28, 2014
Reference - 160 Pages
ISBN 9781472456229 - CAT# Y256715
Series: Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

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Exploring how the Bible may be appropriately used in practical and public theology, this book looks at types of modern practical theology with specific emphasis on the use of the Bible. Bennett juxtaposes the diversity of modern practical theology with the work of leading nineteenth-century public 'theologian', John Ruskin, and then assesses the contribution of this analysis to some modern issues of public importance in which the Bible is used. The final chapter offers a framework for a biblically informed critical practical theology which draws on the writer's experience and invites the readers to engage their own.

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