Challenge of Practical Theology by Stephen Pattison
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Challenge of Practical Theology
By Stephen Pattison

The Challenge of Practical Theology

Selected Essays

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Challenge of Practical Theology by Stephen Pattison

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'This engaging collection of essays showcases the broad sweep of his scholarly and personal interests and experiences, and is a key instalment in his prolific literary output which will be of interest well beyond the confines of academic theology. The challenging and sometimes controversial ideas contained in this book represent a way forward for practical theology, not because readers will necessarily agree with them, but because of their potential for stimulating lively debate. The lucidity and accessibility of Pattison's style, and the clear passion he has for his subject, mean that these ideas are destined to penetrate non-theological and non-academic circles, making this book a fitting embodiment of the public theology which its author seeks to promote.' - International Journal of Public Theology 'Regardless of our beliefs, the meaning of life becomes more profound during an episode of suffering. Pattison has found a paradigm that allows practitioners to integrate personal, intellectual and theological perceptions - hence the term practical theology. He critically explores the use of terms such as mission, vision and hope that have been transferred from religious parlance into the world of health service management. Managers wanting change sell this message with evangelistic fervour to convert staff and bring them on board.' - Nursing Standard This collection of key writings by Stephen Pattison examines the implicit and explicit beliefs and value systems that guide practice in both religious and non-religious organisations. Pattison draws on experience from his work in many different settings - including community service volunteering, working as a psychiatric hospital chaplain, NHS management and lecturing on pastoral studies - to promote a personal, practical, political and popular approach to theology, which stresses the importance of responsibility and contemporaneity. Broadly themed sections address issues of ethics and value in practice, organisation and management, Christian thought and practice, theology and the Christian tradition, and pastoral and practical theology studies. The author takes a critical stance towards traditional religious thought and practice, and argues the need for reform to make theology more generally accessible and relevant. This volume will be inspirational reading for, among others, care workers, clergy, managers, nurses, counsellors and doctors, as well as students and those involved in the academic study of theology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843104537
ISBN-10: 1843104539
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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SCM Studyguide by Stephen Pattison SCM Studyguide, Paperback (August 2008)

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Medical Knowledge by Stephen Pattison Medical Knowledge, Paperback (March 2001)

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Shame by Stephen Pattison Shame, Hardback (October 2000)

This book, first published in 2000, aims to understand the nature of shame as it relates to Christian thought and practice.

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Author Biography - Stephen Pattison

Stephen Pattison is Head of School at Cardiff University's School of Religious and Theological Studies, and has previously lectured in theology at the University of Birmingham and University of Edinburgh, among others, and in health and social welfare at the Open University. He is a prolific author of articles and books on the subject of practical theology.

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