Practical Theology

Charismatic and Empirical Perspectives

By Mark J. Cartledge

Practical Theology

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  • ISBN: 9781620321232
  • Pages: 288
  • Publication Date: 4/4/2012
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40
Web Price: $26.40

Practical Theology

Charismatic and Empirical Perspectives

By Mark J. Cartledge

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  • ISBN: 9781620321232
  • Pages: 288
  • Publication Date: 4/4/2012
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40

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Mark Cartledge's book is unique in integrating charismatic and empirical perspectives in practical theology. It exemplifies both qualitative and quantitative methods of research, and suggests a way forward for the emerging field of charismatic theology.

In part one, Cartledge offers a proposal for the development of a charismatic practical theology. He surveys the different models of the interaction of practical theology and social sciences and defends one that is consistent with charismatic spirituality. The section also explores how charismatic spirituality affects theories of truth and knowledge by making testimony an integrating center, before concluding with a clear explanation of the methods of research employed.

Part two progresses into six empirical studies on charismatic worship, glossolalia and postmodernity, women and prophetic activity, the "Toronto Blessing," healing, and socialization. Each chapter of this important book ends with a methodological reflection and suggestions from renewed theological praxis, enforcing the values of such methods of study for a clearer understanding of charismatic Christianity.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"In this focused and professional study, Dr. Mark Cartledge demonstrates clearly the key contribution that can be made by empirical theology to studies in Pentecostal and Charismatic issues."
--Leslie J. Francis
Professor of Practical Theology,
University of Wales, Bangor

"Using both qualitative and quantitative research methodology drawn from the social sciences, the author provides case studies which explore contemporary phenomena within the charismatic experience. The result is a useful textbook for courses in practical theology based on empirical research as well as making a significant contribution to the emerging filed of charismatic theology."
--Ray S. Anderson
Senior Professor of Theology and Ministry,
Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.

Contributors-

Mark J. Cartledge

Bio(s)-

Mark J. Cartledge is Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is interested in contemporary Pentecostal theology and empirical studies of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. His most recent book is titled, Testimony in the Spirit: Rescripting Ordinary Pentecostal Theology (2010).

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