Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner,James N. Lapsley's Overture to Practical Theology: The Music of Religious PDF

By Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner,James N. Lapsley

ISBN-10: 1498283020

ISBN-13: 9781498283021

ISBN-10: 1498283047

ISBN-13: 9781498283045

"In Overture to functional Theology, Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner takes a brand new path to introduce theology scholars and others to the sphere of sensible theology. even supposing she is definitely conscious of fairly fresh efforts to teach the tutorial credentials of functional theology via cautious definition (citing that of David Tracy), research of parts, and linkages to different disciplines inside of and with out the final framework of theology, she proceeds through a double analogy, instead of summary educational precision, to illumine useful theology. genuine case experiences additionally helpfully illumine features of her work." From the Foreword by way of James N. Lapsley.
The publication examines biblical foundations, ancient roots, and present manifestations of social justice ministry. Stevenseon-Moessner exhibits how sensible theology addresses racism, sexism, violence, anti-Semitism, ecological imbalance, and existence on the margins of society--the vexing problems with modern-day ministry.

"Drawing on years of pastoral adventure and scholarly knowledge, Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner uses creative metaphor, case research, and historic vignette to create a easily available creation that might specifically entice seminarians getting ready to serve the church and people already prime congregations."
--Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, writer of Christian Theology in Practice
"While many fight to outline functional theology, this discovered student as an alternative makes an overture towards the sector, illuminating its complexity even whereas drawing readers into its melodies, harmonies, and discordant notes. Stevenson-Moessner provides sensible theology as a religious symphony, emphasizing the connections between all components and individuals within the orchestra.
--Mary Clark Moschella, Yale Divinity School
"In Overture to useful Theology, Stevenson-Moessner's agonizing own grief over the tragic demise of her son, besides alternative routes human soreness manifests throughout a virtually unlimited spectrum, turn into acid try circumstances opposed to which any facile theological claims has to be weighed. with no dodging those cacophonous undertones, what emerges is an inspiring symphony of wish, or of wish opposed to wish, derived from the author's exceptional skill to find striking connections throughout all demeanour of divisions inside of and among people, groups, disciplines, and epochs.
--Robert C. Dykstra, Princeton Theological Seminary
"Stevenson-Moessner invitations us to obtain the manifold presents the intelligence of a musician yields. With the ability of a chief concertmaster, she tunes the orchestra of numerous theological disciplines, so the song expressed is a rendering of Divine Love that reverberates via human tools devoted to the tune of affection for the realm. This richly compact publication will improve the newbie, the professional care supplier, and spiritual groups alike of their incarnation of the Holy One's melodies of mercy, justice, and peace."
--Evon O. Flesberg, Vanderbilt Divinity School

Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner is Professor of Pastoral Care at Perkins college of Theology in Dallas, Texas.  She is a Henry Luce III Fellow, former Resident Member of the guts for Theological Inquiry, former Chair of the Society for Pastoral Theology, and a Fellow within the American organization of Pastoral Counselors. She is ordained within the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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