Practical Theology in Church and Society
Imprint: Cascade Books
200 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.40 in
- Published: July 2016
$27.00 / £24.00 / AU$37.00Buy
- Published: July 2016
$25.00 / £21.99 / AU$36.99Buy
Joseph E. Bush Jr. is the Director of Practice in Ministry and Mission at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He previously taught at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, the Presbyterian School of Ministry in New Zealand, and the ecumenical Pacific Theological College in the Republic of Fiji. He is ordained to Word and Sacrament in the United Methodist Church and has served churches in the United States, New Zealand, and Fiji.
"Could there be anything more practical than having a method for reflective practice that takes the dialectical interplay of faith, theory, and social context seriously so we may live out our calling and minister with integrity and effectiveness? Joseph E. Bush Jr. has articulated such a method and, again, has kept us indebted by producing another significant work in practical theology. It's my privilege to welcome it!"
--Eleazar S. Fernandez, Professor of Constructive Theology, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
"Dr. Bush draws upon a wealth of material in ethics, sociology, and practical theology, in addition to his own experience teaching in multiple contexts, to present a text for ministry education that is both scholarly and practical. And having worked with Dr. Bush at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, I know personally that this is not only an intellectual matter for him, but also one of true pastoral concern."
--Sharon Tan, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
"No matter how new or how seasoned we may be in ministry, Bush reminds us that we are always in a position of liminal leadership, straddling boundaries between church and society, God and person, reflection and practice, and belief and action. His action-reflection model of praxis reminds us to never lose sight of hallowed ground on which we stand, and in doing so, to help us better serve our churches, our communities, and the Reign of God."
--Sam Marullo, Director, Missional Church Program, Wesley Theological Seminary; Director of Research, Institute for Community Engagement, Wesley Theological Seminary; Coauthor of Community Based Research in Higher Education