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The Art Of Theological Reflection

Author : Patricia O'Connell Killen
ISBN : 0824514017
Genre : Religion
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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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Interpreting Tradition

Author : Jane Kopas
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039852897
Genre : Theologie - Tradition - Aufsatzsammlung
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Consensus / Michael J. Gallagher -- Original sin and psychoanalysis / James Forsyth -- The return to the classroom of Thomas Aquinas / Keith J. Egan.
Category: Theologie - Tradition - Aufsatzsammlung

What Are They Saying About Theological Reflection

Author : Robert L. Kinast
ISBN : 0809139685
Genre : Religion
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"Theological reflection is a form of theologizing that begins with lived experience, correlates this with the sources of Christian faith and draws out concrete implications for praxis. Robert Kinast finds five distinct types of theological reflection from within this common form: ministerial, spiritual wisdom, feminist, inculturation, and practical theology" "Each of these styles is analyzed in terms of the type of experience it favors, the way it connects this experience to theology and what sort of praxis it envisions. The end result is a succinct overview of this wide-ranging and diverse approach to theology."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Grace Of It All

Author : F. Dean Lueking
ISBN : 9781566996549
Genre : Religion
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This is an invitation to a conversation on the pastoral life from one of America's most respected clergy. Dean Lueking shares the fruits and foibles of his 50 years in parish minstry, 44 of them in the same congregation, Grace Lutheran in River Forest, Illinois. A lively storyteller, Lueking writes as the wise friend and colleague every pastor would hope to have. He gives life to a truth many congregational leaders will recognize: a congregation never stands still but is at once new and old, vexing and inspiring, lively and dull. It is life-giving year after year, in quiet moments and in open view. Lueking writes out of gratitude for the colleagues in ministry who over the years offered him a listening ear and an understanding heart. His words affirm what pastors are already doing while sparking dialogue about his suggestions and provoking new insights and understanding. This volume offers a glimpse of a larger vision for one's life and ministry that comes not from within but from God. Lueking joins theological reflection with the realities of congregation and community. Recalling the spiritual and intellectual exchanges with other authors that have enriched him throughout his ministry, he offers encouragement to all who serve congregations.
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The Art Of Teaching The Bible

Author : Christine Eaton Blair
ISBN : 0664501486
Genre : Religion
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Blair outlines practical steps for becoming a better adult teacher. She empowers adult Bible study teachers by showing how adults learn best, giving teachers a better understanding of the nature of scripture, and providing teachers with an effective and usable model for teaching. (Christian)
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The Art Of Winning Souls

Author : Michael Casey
ISBN : 9780879074753
Genre : Religion
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In his chapter on the procedure for the reception of new brothers, Saint Benedict makes provision for entrusting them to the care of “a senior who is skilled in winning souls who will diligently pay attention to them in everything” (58.6). In The Art of Winning Souls: Pastoral Care of Novices, Michael Casey, OCSO, reflects on what this means today, based on his own experience and observation of the fruitful ministry of others. Here Casey focuses on the pastoral care given in the name of a monastic community to those who enter it, from initial contact up to the point where their vocation has recognizably stabilized. His reflections are not intended to be prescriptive. They are, rather, descriptive of what he considers to be best practice, as he has encountered this in his experience of many different expressions of the monastic and Benedictine charism. This book promises to serve as an indispensible resource for vocation directors, novice directors, and junior directors for years to come.
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The Art Of Listening

Author : Neil Pembroke
ISBN : 0802839673
Genre : Religion
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The primary thesis is that in pastoral relationships availability is before skills and techniques and confirmation is beyond empathy and acceptance.
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Theological Reflections At The Boundaries

Author : Paul O. Ingram
ISBN : 9781630874070
Genre : Religion
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The interdependence of boundary questions and the experience of cognitive dissonance reveal that knowledge in all fields of inquiry is always incomplete and tentative. The issues are particularly acute for Christian theological reflection. Ingram illustrates the importance of boundary questions and cognitive dissonance as a means of creatively transforming contemporary Christian theological reflection through dialogue with the natural sciences and the world's religions, particularly Buddhism, filtered through the lenses of Whiteheadian process philosophy.
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Theology And The Arts

Author : Richard Viladesau
ISBN : 0809139278
Genre : Art
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"In recent years the topic of beauty has come into increasing prominence in a number of fields, including theology. This book explores several aspects of the relation between theology and aesthetics in both the pastoral and academic realms. The underlying motif of the book is that beauty is a means of divine revelation and that art is the human mediation that both enables and limits its revelatory power. Using examples from music, pictorial art and rhetoric, the five chapters explore different aspects of the ways that art enters into theology and theology into art, both in pastoral practice (for example, liturgical music, sacred art and preaching) and in the realm of systematic reflection, where, the author contends, art must be recognized as a genuine theological text." "The central chapters are followed by a discography of illustrative musical works and lists of Internet sites of sacred art and art history resources that will complement the text."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Arts Of Contemplative Care

Author : Cheryl A Giles
ISBN : 9781614290377
Genre : Religion
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Powerful and life-affirming, this watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care--from hospice and hospitals to colleges, prisons, and the military. Illustrating the day-to-day words and actions of pastoral workers, each first-person essay in this collection offers a distillation of the wisdom gained over years of compassionate experience. The stories told here are sure to inspire--whether you are a professional caregiver or simply feel inclined toward guiding, healing, and comforting roles. If you are inspired to read this book, or even one touching story in it, you just might find yourself inspired to change a life.
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