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Fieldwork in Theology: Exploring the Social Context of God’s Work in the World
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Fieldwork in Theology: Exploring the Social Context of God’s Work in the World

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Baker Academic 2015

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Overview

How does the church show God’s involvement in the world amidst real burdens and brokenness? Leading practical theologian Christian Scharen explicates the relationship between theology and its social context. He engages with social theorist Pierre Bourdieu to offer helpful theoretical and theological grounding to those who want to reflect critically on the faith and practice of the church. He integrates theology and ethnography to articulate a vision for the church’s involvement with what God is doing in the world. The book provides concrete examples of churches living out God’s mission to help a wide array of readers understand the social context of doing theology. Fieldwork in Theology will benefit professors and students in philosophy, theology, and ministry courses, particularly those undertaking ministry internships or fieldwork assignments. Students and faculty who want to integrate theology and ethnography will also find it of interest. Brief and engaging chapters work well for the classroom and substantial footnotes and bibliography provide ways to explore the issues more deeply.

Product Details

  • Title:Fieldwork in Theology: Exploring the Social Context of God’s Work in the World
  • Author:Scharen, Christian
  • Publisher:Baker Academic
  • Publication Date:2015