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May
14

Call for Manuscripts

Theology in Practice extends the horizons of the discipline and scholarship of practical theology. It promises to enrich the academic discourse and supply material of interest to scholars and professional graduate students. Books in the series will be in conversation with scholarship in the discipline and reflect engagement with diverse voices in the field (e.g., […]

By Gretchen Schoon-Tanis | Network News
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May
14

The Preacher as ‘First Listener’

The Preacher as ‘First Listener: ‘Calling’ as a Source of Authority within the Flemish Evangelical Preaching Tradition About the book The preacher’s weekly assignment is brutally repetitive: Fill the blank page by Sunday, at least twice a month, if not even more. This book offers a biblical, theological and empirical grounding to support the preacher’s […]

By Gretchen Schoon-Tanis | Network News
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Feb
29

Celebrity Worship

A new book called Celebrity Worship, written by Pete Ward, is published in December, 2019. From the Publisher Celebrity Worship provides an introduction to the fascinating study of celebrity culture and religion. The book argues for celebrity as a foundational component for any consideration of the relationship between religion, media and culture. Celebrity worship is […]

By Jasper Bosman | Network News
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Jan
09

Ecclesiology and Ethnography: Supporting the Next Generation of Scholars

By Easten Law A network is only as strong as the ties between its members. A movement lasts only as long as its investment in future generations. With these truths in mind, Pete Ward reached out to graduate students in 2018, pondering what the E&E network could do to strengthen and support emerging scholars working […]

By Gretchen Schoon-Tanis | Network News
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Nov
01

Collaborative Practical Theology

A new book called Collaborative Practical Theology: Engaging Practitioners in Research on Christian Practices, written by Henk de Roest, is published on October 31, 2019. From the Publisher Collaborative Practical Theology documents and analyses research on Christian practices conducted by academic practical theologians in collaboration with practitioners of different kinds in Christian practices all around […]

By Jasper Bosman | Network News
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Sep
25

Megachurches and Social Engagement – A New Book

A new book called Megachurches and Social Engagement: Public Theology in Practice, written by Mark J. Cartledge, Sarah Dunlop, Heather Buckingham and Sophie Bremner, is published last summer. From the Publisher This book is the first detailed academic study of megachurches in the UK. In particular, it explores the nature and significance of social engagement […]

By Jasper Bosman | Network News
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May
10

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on Theology & the Social Sciences

Doctoral students from Duke University organized a panel discussion on March 29, 2019 to consider the history and promise of qualitative approaches to research and writing in theology. Titled “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on Theology & the Social Sciences,” this panel was moderated by Luke Bretherton (Duke Divinity School) and featured reflections from David […]

By Avril Baigent | Network News
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Sep
22

Durham Conference September 2018 – what did you miss?

Ecclesiology and Ethnography Conference 2018 – a Personal Account For some years now, Durham has been hosting several scholars in the network of Ecclesiology and Ethnography (EE). The annual conference brings both junior and senior researchers interested in the intersection of ethnography and theology. At each event, they showcase diverse ongoing projects and findings in […]

By Avril Baigent | Network News
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Sep
21

Scandinavian Perspectives on Ecclesiology & Ethnography

A new volume called What Really Matters: Scandinavian Perspectives on Ecclesiology and Ethnography, edited by Jonas Ideström and Tone Stangeland Kaufman and with a foreword by Christian Scharen, is published last summer. From the Publisher This volume is about ecclesiology and ethnography and what really matters in such academic work. How does material from field studies […]

By Jasper Bosman | Network News
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Sep
21

Hospitable Witnessing – A New Book

Priscilla Sun Kyung Oh, Practical Theologian, just published a new book called Hospitable Witnessing: Using Autoethnography to Reflect Theologically on a Journey of Friendship and Mental Health Problems, with a foreword by John Swinton. From the Publisher Drawing on her own experience of befriending a person suffering from a long-term mental health challenge, Dr. Priscilla […]

By Jasper Bosman | Network News
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Founded in 2007, the Network for Ecclesiology and Ethnography is a growing international group of scholars committed to the empirical and theological study of the Christian church.

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