Practical Theology

Practical Theology

THL120 (Bachelor of Theology) is being taught at United Theological College in 2017 Session 2 by Rhonda White.

This subject introduces students to the discipline of practical theology in which theory and practice are considered together across a range of areas of ministry, mission, worship and pastoral care. It examines its relationship to the biblical, systematic and historical sub-disciplines in theology. Students will develop an understanding of what is distinctive about Practical Theology and the range of methodologies appropriate to it.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to demonstrate a coherent understanding of the discipline of practical theology
  • be able to articulate its relationship to the biblical, systematic and historical sub-disciplines of theology
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the implications of both a lay and ordained practice-based ministry and mission
  • be able to articulate and evaluate methods for doing practical theology
  • be able to demonstrate initial skills in reflective practice

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:

  • The emerging field of Practical Theology: a new discipline; methodology; expanding horizons; reflective practice/practical reflection
  • Varieties of Practical Theology: introducing key thinkers
  • Engaging doctrine from practice: Case study 1
  • Engaging Practice from doctrine: Case study 2
  • Practical theology for the church
  • Practical theology for the community
  • Practical theology for the world

Subject Enrolment Enquiry Session 2

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