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Impractical Theology — Does It Exist?

Monday, July 12th, 2010 by Wolfgang Vondey

If you are a seminary student, chances are you are pursuing a degree in “practical theology.” Chances are, also, that you deliberately chose that degree program over other choices. Somehow the term, the idea of pursuing something with practical implications appealed to you. If you are teaching at a seminary, chances are good that you are teaching courses in a practical theology curriculum. After all, this emphasis on “praxis” is a significant aspect of the character of a seminary. But what does that phrase imply? Does it mean that those who choose a different course of study may not get what is practical? Honestly, this way of labeling begs the question: Is there such a thing as “impractical theology”? Read the rest of this entry »