The Shape of Practical Theology: Empowering Ministry with Theological Praxis
Too often in the life of the church, theological reflection and the practical matters of leading and serving have been considered independently. The result has been the impoverishment of both Christian faith and Christian practice. In this groundbreaking book Ray Anderson reflects theologically and practically on preaching, worship, ethics, social justice, therapy, family, homosexuality, burnout in ministry, reconciliation in relationships and theological education itself. The result is The Shape of Practical Theology, a new and renewing foundation for engaging in Christian ministry. Anderson lays out his threefold goal as follows:
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This book is a little dense in places, and there was one chapter I really did not understand, but overall it is packed with helpful ways of looking at the work of ministry, and rooting this in sound theology and biblicism. Read full review
The most unnecessarily difficult book I have ever had to read. I am sure there are some gems to find in Anderson's writing, but the sludge of his complicated vocabulary makes one feel like it is a pointless exercise.