Date of Submission
Collins, J. F. (2013). Foundations in practical theology: A critical appraisal of contemporary contributions (Doctoral thesis, Australian Catholic University). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a9752f33baa5
Practical theology is an emerging discipline with divergent understandings of what practical theology is and a plethora of theological methods on offer. Indicative of the nascent state of the discipline is the lack of an agreed-upon name. At times the prefixes “pastoral” and “practical” are used interchangeably; at other times the prefixes are sharply differentiated. Underpinning the current thesis is the belief that for practical theology to be taken seriously it needs to have a clear definition, and to know the manner whereby it relates to other theological disciplines and to the human sciences...
School of Theology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Faculty of Theology and Philosophy