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Sep
16

Video interview series

Rev. Dr. Eileen R. Campbell-Reed, Visiting Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology & Care at Union Theological Seminary (NYC), has interviewed Dr. Pete Ward on a variety of subjects and is posting them to her “Three Minute Ministry Mentor” series on her website. Because ministry cannot be learned all at once, or even in three years […]

By Gretchen Schoon-Tanis | Network News
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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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Dec
10

Doctoral Student Profile: Christine Bohlander

Christine Bohlander, Durham University, UK   Please tell something about yourself and your background I have worked in HE in the UK in language teaching, PGR training and in employability education since 2004. I started my part-time doctorate in the School of Education at Durham University in 2015 focusing on the experience of German-speaking theology […]

By Jasper Bosman | Doctoral Student Profile
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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 […]

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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 […]

By Avril Baigent | Doctoral Student Profile
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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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The Network for Ecclesiology and Ethnography

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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