Pluralising practical theology: International and multi-traditional challenges and opportunities

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Abstract

The entrance of international practical theologians of all faiths and none into the traditionally Western-centric, Christian-dominated field in the UK prompts the review of its scope and methodology. This paper argues for a shared conversation on how to achieve constructive and authentic participation for all. A recent survey of alumni from four UK-based Professional Doctorates in Practical Theology highlights omissions and opportunities, and points towards an agenda for intentional and effective pluralization. Evangelical principles and Christian liberation theology suggest internal strategies to counter possible resistance to undoing the Christian hegemony.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCelebrating the Past, Present and Future of British and Irish Practical Theology
Subtitle of host publicationRoots, Shoots and Fruits
EditorsAndrew P. Rogers, Nicola Slee
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter10
ISBN (Print)9780367535360
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2021

Keywords

  • practical theology
  • multi-traditional
  • international
  • professional doctorate
  • qualitative research

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