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The Routledge Companion to the Practice of Christian Theology


This Companion introduces readers to the practice of Christian theology, covering what theologians do, why they do it, and what steps readers can take in order to become theological practitioners themselves. The volume aims to capture the variety of practices involved in doing theology, highlighting the virtues that guide them and the responsibilities that shape them. It also shows that the description of these practices, virtues and responsibilities is itself theological: what Christian theologians do is shaped by the wider practices and beliefs of Christianity. Written by a team of leading theologians, the Companion provides a unique resource for students and scholars of theology alike.

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Permission to include this chapter in the repository for download is pending from Routledge/Taylor & Francis. The chapter appears in The Routledge Companion to the Practice of Christian Theology, edited by Mike Higton and Jim Fodor. London & New York: Routledge, 2015. ISBN: 9780415617369

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