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Barefoot Theology: A Dictionary for Pilgrims, Priests, and Poets
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Barefoot Theology: A Dictionary for Pilgrims, Priests, and Poets


Wipf & Stock 2013

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Gathering Interest


Barefoot Theology is a paradigm-shaking invitation for readers to engage with the language of faith. Not your typical theological dictionary, this book explores Christian faith with imagination and passion. You will not find obtuse, prosaic definitions. Instead you will discover creative, poetic imagery that will accompany you as you wrestle with your own faith seeking understanding.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Presents a theological dictionary with poetry in the place of plain definitions
  • Provides a fresh, relaxed perspective on theological topics

Praise for the Print Edition

Preparing for a sermon can be a daunting task. Biblical commentaries give great insight into the theology of the text. However, the preacher always needs a way to ease into the Word in innovative ways. Rachael Keefe offers this innovation with her collection of theological poetry. Through it, the preacher can dance with the Word as the words of the poems bring to life each theological concept. Keefe’s book should be on the shelf of every preacher.

—J. Manny Santiago, University Baptist Church, Seattle, WA

I can walk through Barefoot Theology rapidly to get a feel of the ground covered, then slowly to experience its textures and to return repeatedly to the beginning of the pilgrimage. Dr. Keefe’s pastoral heart and theological mind unite as she invites us to reverent, rejoicing, realistic reliance on the God who guides and loves us all the way to the heart of life-giving love.

—Walter H. Wagner, Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, PA

Product Details

  • Title: Barefoot Theology: A Dictionary for Pilgrims, Priests, and Poets
  • Author: Rachael A. Keefe
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 204
  • Christian Group: Reformed
  • Resource Type: Poetry
  • Topic: Theology

About Rachael A. Keefe

Rachael A. Keefe is the chaplain at New Hampshire Hospital, the state psychiatric facility. Keefe earned her DMin from Andover Newton Theological School and both her ThM and MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has been ordained in the United Church of Christ since 1992 and has served in several community health care settings. She is a poet and the author of Negotiating the Shadows.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition