Varieties of Personal Theology

The categories for each facet of personal theology become dependent variables (that is, predicted outcomes) of a variety of factors that preceded young adults' articulation of these core beliefs and values.

Author: David T. Gortner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317002567

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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Varieties of Personal Theology starts from the premise that all human beings are folk theologians, active not only in constructing selves but also in constructing worlds and guiding philosophies of life.Through fascinating indepth interviews and surveys, David Gortner looks specifically at 'emerging adults' (aged 18-25) as young theologians who, regardless of religious background, wrestle with fundamental questions of place, purpose, ultimate cause, and ultimate aims in life. This book charts the subtle and significant influences of social class, family, school, work, peer relationships, religion, and intrinsic attitudes and dispositions on young adults' personal theologies, and traces the ways their personal theologies connect with choices they make in their daily lives - in education, jobs, leisure, and relationships. Intentionally crossing boundaries between religious and social science fields, Gortner combines perspectives from both to demonstrate how theological diversity persists in America despite some clear culturally dominant trends. This book reveals how American young adults are active theologians forging diverse ways of seeing and being in the world - shaped by their experiences and in turn continuing to shape their choices in life.

Varieties of Personal Theologies

This book reveals how American young adults are active theologians forging diverse ways of seeing and being in the world - shaped by their experiences and in turn continuing to shape their choices in life.

Author: David T. Gortner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138277193

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Varieties of Personal Theology starts from the premise that all human beings are folk theologians, active not only in constructing selves but also in constructing worlds and guiding philosophies of life.Through fascinating indepth interviews and surveys, David Gortner looks specifically at 'emerging adults' (aged 18-25) as young theologians who, regardless of religious background, wrestle with fundamental questions of place, purpose, ultimate cause, and ultimate aims in life. This book charts the subtle and significant influences of social class, family, school, work, peer relationships, religion, and intrinsic attitudes and dispositions on young adults' personal theologies, and traces the ways their personal theologies connect with choices they make in their daily lives - in education, jobs, leisure, and relationships. Intentionally crossing boundaries between religious and social science fields, Gortner combines perspectives from both to demonstrate how theological diversity persists in America despite some clear culturally dominant trends. This book reveals how American young adults are active theologians forging diverse ways of seeing and being in the world - shaped by their experiences and in turn continuing to shape their choices in life.

Introducing Practical Theology

In the ongoing lives of communities, lived theology exists as the thread that runs through the multiple layers of expression from the formal and institutional voices to the more implicit and individual kinds of theology that are carried ...

Author: Pete Ward

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493410835

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This introduction to the field of practical theology reclaims a theological vision for the life and work of the church. Pete Ward dispels the myth that practical theology is a distraction from the "real" tasks of ministry or from serious academic theological work. He argues that practical theology is part of the everyday life of the church and that there are a variety of possible approaches, helping readers evaluate the approach that is most appropriate to their ministerial context and theological tradition. This reliable, accessible resource will work well for those in training or in ministry.

The Study of Ministry

His current research explores the borderlands between liturgical and comparative theology, focusing on ... David is author of Transforming Evangelism (Church Publishing, 2007), Varieties of Personal Theology (Routledge, 2013), ...

Author: Martyn Percy

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281073016

Category: Religion

Page: 546

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The Study of Ministry is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of ministry that attends to historical sources, the social sciences, pastoral theology, ecclesiology and cultural studies. The book argues for the study of ministry to be taken seriously as an aspect of ecclesiology and pastoral theology, providing a stimulating resource both for practising ministers and for all those training for ministry in a range of denominations. Contents Introduction Part One: Understanding Ministry Part Two: Models, Methods, and Resources Part Three: Ministry in Christian Tradition Part Four: Styles of Christian Ministry Part Five: Issues in Christian Ministry Conclusion

Thoughts on Personal Religion

In His Holy Scriptures , which are the great fontal abyss from which every work of piety and devotion must be drawn , the Lord has given us an infinite variety of Inspired Literature . What literature is there which does not find itself ...

Author: Edward Meyrick Goulburn

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030801147

Category: Christian life

Page: 432

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The Varieties of Religious Experience

Worship and sacrifice , procedures for working on the dispositions of the deity , theology and ceremony and ... In the more personal branch of religion it is on the contrary the inner dispositions of man himself which form the centre of ...

Author: William James

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008801733

Category: Conversion

Page: 562

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Varieties of Personal Theology

This book reveals how American young adults are active theologians forging diverse ways of seeing and being in the world - shaped by their experiences and in turn continuing to shape their choices in life.

Author: David Gortner

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 1409425525

Category: Religion

Page: 348

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Through fascinating in-depth interviews and surveys, David Gortner looks specifically at 'emerging adults' (aged 18-25) as young theologians who, regardless of religious background, wrestle with fundamental questions of place, purpose, ultimate cause and ultimate aims in life. This book reveals how American young adults are active theologians forging diverse ways of seeing and being in the world - shaped by their experiences and in turn continuing to shape their choices in life.

Pastoral Theology

Feeling that active devotedness is the best stimulant to personal religion , that it calls graces into action that ... One species of fatigue may be endured , but both together are insufferable ; and when both kinds of service are ...

Author: Thomas Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH685H

Category: Church group work

Page: 524

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Theology in the English Poets

And , apart from personal religion , if we pass into the realm of theology , we are rescued in Wordsworth's poetry ... and realizes that there is an infinite Sublimity , an eternal Calm , a glory of Order , Beauty , and Variety , to ...

Author: Stopford Augustus Brooke

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0026388774

Category: English poetry

Page: 404

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