Exploring Ordinary Theology

Author: Leslie J. Francis
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131713723X
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'Ordinary theology' characterizes the reflective God-talk of the great majority of churchgoers, and others who remain largely untouched by the assumptions, concepts and arguments that academic theology takes for granted. Jeff Astley coined the phrase in his innovative study, Ordinary Theology: Looking, Listening and Learning in Theology, arguing that 'speaking statistically ordinary theology is the theology of God's Church'. A number of scholars have responded to this and related conceptualizations, exploring their theological implications. Other researchers have adopted the perspective in examining a range of Church practices and contexts of Christian discipleship, using the tools of empirical study. Ordinary theology research has proved to be key in uncovering people's everyday lay theology or ordinary dogmatics. Exploring Ordinary Theology presents fresh contributions from a wide range of authors, who address the theological, empirical and practical dimensions of this central feature of ordinary Christian existence and the life of the Church.
Exploring Ordinary Theology
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Leslie J. Francis
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-15 - Publisher: Routledge

'Ordinary theology' characterizes the reflective God-talk of the great majority of churchgoers, and others who remain largely untouched by the assumptions, concepts and arguments that academic theology takes for granted. Jeff Astley coined the phrase in his innovative study, Ordinary Theology: Looking, Listening and Learning in Theology, arguing that 'speaking
Exploring Ordinary Theology
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Leslie J. Francis
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-15 - Publisher: Routledge

'Ordinary theology' characterizes the reflective God-talk of the great majority of churchgoers, and others who remain largely untouched by the assumptions, concepts and arguments that academic theology takes for granted. Jeff Astley coined the phrase in his innovative study, Ordinary Theology: Looking, Listening and Learning in Theology, arguing that 'speaking
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Language: en
Pages: 267
Authors: Leslie J Francis
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-30 - Publisher: Springer

In the past decade, cathedrals have blossomed as signs of growth for the Anglican Church in England and Wales. They have opened their doors to growing congregations, to widening participation at the major Christian festivals, and to visitors, pilgrims, and tourists on a changing quest for religious experience and for
Sharing Friendship
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: John B. Thomson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-03 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Graham Buxton
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-25 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

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