Theology and Qualitative Research: a unique introduction to the developing field of Theology and Qualitative Research
The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Theology and Qualitative Research outlines the challenges and possibilities for theological research that engages with qualitative methods. It reflects more than 15 years of academic research within the Ecclesiology and Ethnography Network, and features an international group of scholars committed to the empirical and theological study of the Christian church.
Edited by Pete Ward and Knut Tveitereid, this unprecedented volume addresses the theological debates, methodological complexities, and future directions of this emerging field. Contributions from both established and emerging scholars describe key theoretical approaches, discuss how different empirical methods are used within theology, explore the links between qualitative research and adjacent scholarly traditions, and more.
- Discusses how qualitative empirical work changes the practice of theology, enabling a disciplined attention to the lived social realities of Christian religion and what theologians do
- Introduces theoretical and methodological debates in the field, as well as central epistemological and ontological questions
- Presents different approaches to Theology and Qualitative research, highlighting important issues and developments in the last decades
- Explores how empirical insights are shaping areas such as liturgics, homiletics, youth ministry, and Christian education
- Includes perspectives from scholars working in disciplines other than theology
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