Postfoundationalist Reflections in Practical Theology

A Framework for a Discipline in Flux

By Brian C. Macallan

Foreword by Jurgens Hendriks

Postfoundationalist Reflections in Practical Theology

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Postfoundationalist Reflections in Practical Theology

A Framework for a Discipline in Flux

By Brian C. Macallan

Foreword by Jurgens Hendriks

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  • ISBN: 9781620328156
  • Pages: 182
  • Publication Date: 6/9/2014
  • Retail Price: $23.00
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About-

Postfoundationalist Reflections in Practical Theology seeks to explore the implications of a Postfoundationalist theology for the discipline of Practical Theology. While moving beyond the modernist and postmodernist debates, it charts a way forward for a theology that is bound by neither relativism nor certainty. It believes that Practical Theology is well suited to this task by its very nature and methodology.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"In a fast-changing world the description of the field of practical theology as continuously 'under construction' rings true to many scholars in the field. Macallan finds in a postfoundationalist approach to the field of practical theology the vocabulary to take the context very seriously. In grappling with the epistemology of the field he develops a grammar for practical theology in conversation with many voices. In engaging with these voices he shows us how to participate in a constructive way in our postmodern era towards the praxis of a living faith."
--Ian Nell, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

"Philosophically grounded, theologically astute, and ecumenically aware, Brian Macallan's Postfoundationalist Reflections in Practical Theology provides a penetrating analysis of the discipline's emergence, pitfalls, and possibilities. His command of historical and contemporary scholarship is breathtaking as is his commitment to elucidating a practical theology that is missional, praxis-based, cogent, and humble . . . as it must be for a postmodern world. The work, at once balanced and provocative, deserves the attention of all scholars of the discipline."
--Gerard Hall, Australian Catholic University, Australia

"Brian Macallan invites readers on a journey he knows well from foundationalist assertion of inerrant biblical truth to a 'chastened' and humble postfoundationalist affirmation of Christian faith, discovering along the way practical theology's turn to local knowledge as a fruitful resource. His book will be especially useful to those caught in similar binds and curious about practical theology as a potential road forward."
--Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Contributors-

Brian C. Macallan
Jurgens Hendriks

Bio(s)-

Brian C. Macallan is Senior Lecturer in Theology at Tabor College in Melbourne, Australia, and Senior Researcher for Open Seminary in South Africa, Australia, and America.

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