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Jun
04

Doctoral Student Profile: Koos Tamminga

My Ph.D. research (at TU Kampen, The Netherlands) centers around the question of disability inclusion and the church. A large part of the project exists in an ethnographic study of the Ontmoetingskerk (Encounter Church). The Ontmoetingskerk is part of a new initiative called Hart van Vathorst (HVV, Heart of Vathorst, Vathorst being a part of […]

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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 […]

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Mar
16

Doctoral Student Profile: Ann Gillian Chu

A Reflection on Christian Engagement in Civic Actions under Non-Democratic Governments Based on Hong Kong’s Post-Umbrella Movement Discussions Ann Gillian Chu. PhD (Divinity) Candidate, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom. MDiv, Regent College, Canada. MA(Hons) English Language, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Supervisors: Dr John Perry, Professor Mario Aguilar   I grew up in Hong […]

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Mar
16

Call for Papers: Durham 2019

  Ecclesiology & Ethnography Conference   17th-19th September 2019 | St John’s College, Durham     This conference is part of The Network for Ecclesiology & Ethnography, which seeks to draw together scholars working with theological approaches to qualitative research on the Christian Church.   We welcome papers that explore the dynamic relationship between the theological […]

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Feb
04

Doctoral Student Profile: Revd Benjamin Aldous

Revd Benjamin Aldous Fresh Expressions of Church is a growing mission shaped response to the decline of mainline churches in the West. Academic reflection on the Fresh Expressions movement in the UK and the global North has begun to flourish. No such reflection, of any scope, exists in the South African context. This research asks […]

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Dec
14

Doctoral Student Profile: Fokke Wouda

Sharing the Eucharist in Ecumenical Contexts. Learning from Monastic Experiences Fokke Wouda MA, Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, The Netherlands. Studied Reformed (TUK) and Catholic Theology (TiU). Supervisors: Prof. dr. Johannes Först, prof. dr. Johanna Rahner Since the spring of ecumenism that followed Vatican II, tremendous progress has been made. Especially comparative theology and consensus […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Feb
18

The Use of Ethnography for Theological Purposes (Friday, November 17, 2017: 1-4pm at the AAR)

This workshop is for theologians and ethicists currently using ethnography in their research. At least half of our time will be spent in small groups (max: 4 people) to workshop participants’ current projects with an experienced group leader (to maximize the possibility for vibrant conversation across common themes of concern, the groups’ makeup will be […]

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