Empirical Theology in Texts and Tables

However, one has to realise that in this hermeneutic endeavour we transpose the notion of meaning from reference to structure, from denoting phenomena to the inner world of a text. Ricoeur applies Frege's distinction of sense and ...

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Author: Leslie J. Francis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004168886

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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Empirical theology offers fresh and stimulating insights into the concerns of both the Church and the Academy. It does this by accessing relevant empirical evidence using the tools of the social sciences, and placing this evidence in the context of theological critique and contemporary debate. In this pioneering collection of focused essays, leading experts of empirical theology illustrate key perspectives within this rapidly expanding discipline. The first section of the book explores theoretical issues underpinning the main methods of obtaining empirical data, and the use of these data within theology. The other two sections display the role both of qualitative studies, and of the analysis of quantitative data, in exploring a range of theological beliefs and religious, social and educational concerns.

God Reinvented

Statistics speak of a decline of faith in God. Sometimes, however, a renascence seems to take place. Are we witnessing the (re)creation of God images, or the (re)discovery of God, as the title of this book indicates.

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Author: J. A. van der Ven

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004113304

Category: Religion

Page: 271

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Statistics speak of a decline of faith in God. Sometimes, however, a renascence seems to take place. Are we witnessing the (re)creation of God images, or the (re)discovery of God, as the title of this book indicates.

Exploring Ordinary Theology

References Francis, L.J. (2005), Faith and Psychology: Personality, Religion and the Individual, London: Darton, ... Francis, L.J., M. Robbins and J. Astley (eds) (2009), Empirical Theology in Texts and Tables: Qualitative, ...

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Author: Leslie J. Francis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317137238

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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'Ordinary theology' characterizes the reflective God-talk of the great majority of churchgoers, and others who remain largely untouched by the assumptions, concepts and arguments that academic theology takes for granted. Jeff Astley coined the phrase in his innovative study, Ordinary Theology: Looking, Listening and Learning in Theology, arguing that 'speaking statistically ordinary theology is the theology of God's Church'. A number of scholars have responded to this and related conceptualizations, exploring their theological implications. Other researchers have adopted the perspective in examining a range of Church practices and contexts of Christian discipleship, using the tools of empirical study. Ordinary theology research has proved to be key in uncovering people's everyday lay theology or ordinary dogmatics. Exploring Ordinary Theology presents fresh contributions from a wide range of authors, who address the theological, empirical and practical dimensions of this central feature of ordinary Christian existence and the life of the Church.

Collaborative Practical Theology

189 Leslie J. Francis, “Comparative Empirical Research in Religion: Conceptual and Operational Challenges within Empirical Theology,” in Empirical Theology in Texts and Tables: Qualitative, Quantitative and Comparative Perspectives, ed.

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Author: Henk de Roest

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004413238

Category: Religion

Page: 381

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In Collaborative Practical Theology, Henk de Roest documents and analyses research on Christian practices as it can be conducted by academic practical theologians in collaboration with practitioners of different kinds in Christian practices all around the world.

Young People s Attitudes to Religious Diversity

Routinely empirical studies showed women to be more religious than men, at least when religion is defined in terms of Christian ... Empirical Theology in Texts and Tables: Qualitative, Quantitative and Comparative Perspectives (Francis, ...

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Author: Elisabeth Arweck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134790395

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Investigating the hitherto unexplored topic of how young people understand and relate to religious diversity in the social context in which they are growing up, this book makes a significant contribution to the existing body of literature on religious diversity and multiculturalism. It closes a gap in knowledge about young people’s attitudes to religious diversity, and reports data gathered across the whole of the UK as well as comparative chapters on Canada, USA and continental Europe. Reporting findings from both qualitative and quantitative research which reveal, for example, the importance of the particular social and geographical context within which young people are embedded, the volume addresses young people’s attitudes towards the range of 'world religions’ as well as non-religious stances and offers an interdisciplinary approach through the different analytical perspectives of the contributors.

Religion Education and Society

... Journal of Empirical Theology, through the conferences of the International Society for Empirical Research in Theology ... Religion Inside and Outside Traditional Institutions (Streib 2007), Empirical Theology in Texts and Tables: ...

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Author: Elisabeth Arweck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134918355

Category: Education

Page: 172

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This volume presents findings from recent research focusing on young people and the way they relate to religion in their education and upbringing. The essays are diverse and multidisciplinary - in terms of the religions they discuss (including Christianity, Islam and Sikhism); the settings where young people reflect on religion (the classroom, youth club, peer group, families, respective religious communities and wider society); the different perspectives which relate to religious education and socialisation (the teaching of RE, the role of teachers in pupils’ lives, the way teachers’ personal lives shape their approach to teaching, school ethos and social context, and the place and rationale of RE); the contexts within which the authors work (different national settings and various academic disciplines); and the methodology used (qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method approaches). The authors make important contributions to the debate about the role of religious education in the curriculum. They demonstrate the crucially important formative influence of religious education in young people’s lives which reaches well into their adulthood, shaping religious and other identities, and attitudes towards the ‘other’ - whatever that ‘other’ may be. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Beliefs & Values.

The Public Significance of Religion

In M. Robbins, J. Astley, & L.J. Francis (Eds.), Empirical theology in texts and tables. Qualitative, quantitative and comparative perspectives. Leiden, Boston: Brill. Ziebertz, H.-G. (2003). Religious education in a plural western ...

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Author: Leslie Francis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004207646

Category: Religion

Page: 508

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The book reflects on the statement that religion represents a force in the public realms of society. Does religion regain public significanc in social debates and what are its characteristics in terms of topics and interests, actors and parties? How do different religious and non-religious groups evaluate the impact of religion on its public environment? These questions are reflected by an international group of scholars.

Hermeneutics And Empirical Research In Practical Theology

The Contribution Of Empirical Theology By Johannes A. Van Der Ven C. A. Chris A. M. Hermans, Mary Elizabeth Moore. Peirce, C.S. (1935-1966). ... A Theological Search in Texts and Tables. Leiden: Brill. Z, (1999). An Empirical Approach ...

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Author: C. A. Chris A. M. Hermans

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004142084

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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The contributors of this volume reflect on the writings of Hans van der Ven on the foundations of practical theology, the empirical paradigm within practical theology, and specific subdisciplines within practical theology, especially religious education, moral education, church development and ministry.

Morality in the Marketplace

Reconciling Theology and Economics Paul van Geest ... could voluntarily limit itself to studies using tools and methods from the social sciences to empirically test theological theories to see ... Empirical Theology in Texts and Tables.

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Author: Paul van Geest

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004501706

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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In this essay, Paul van Geest pleads for a renewal of the old ties between economics and theology as scientific disciplines, so as to arrive at a deeper and richer anthropological fundament for economic research.

Narratives and Numbers Empirical Studies of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity

Cartledge, M.J. (2009b) “Socialisation and Empirical-Theological Models of the Trinity: A Study among Theology Students in the United Kingdom”. In Francis, L.J., Robbins, M. and Astley, J. eds. Texts and Tables: Qualitative, ...

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Author: Mark J. Cartledge

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004345720

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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In Narratives and Numbers: Empirical Studies of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity Mark J. Cartledge provides a rich set of essays on key themes in Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity, which one of the most vibrant expressions of religion in the world today.