By (author) Richard Robert Osmer
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Practical Theology by Richard Robert Osmer
Book DescriptionEvery church congregation encounters challenging situations, some the same the world over, and others specific to each church. Richard Osmer here seeks to teach congregational leaders -- including, but not limited to, clergy -- the requisite knowledge and skills to meet such situations with sensitivity and creativity. Osmer develops a framework for practical theological interpretation in congregations by focusing on four key questions: "What is going on in a given context? Why is this going on? What ought to be going on?"and"How might the leader shape the context to better embody Christian witness and mission?" The book is unique in its attention to interdisciplinary issues and the ways that theological reflection is grounded in the spirituality of leaders. Useful, accessible, and lively -- with lots of specific examples and case studies -- Osmer s"Practical Theology"effectively equips congregational leaders to guide their communities with theological integrity. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802817655
(227mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard Robert Osmer
Teaching Ministry of Congregations, Paperback (June 2005)
Gives historical background and develops a practical theology of the teaching ministry for contemporary communities of faith. This book explores the importance of the teaching ministry of the apostle Paul and his congregations, arguing that three teaching practices can be detected in his letters: catechesis, exhortation, and discernment.
Teachable Spirit, Paperback (December 1990)» View all books by Richard Robert Osmer
Osmer provides a strong understanding of the teaching office which is a part of Reformation heritage. He discusses why the teaching office is important in mainline churches.
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