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A postfoundationalist approach to Scripture for practical theology.

Macallan, Brian (2017) A postfoundationalist approach to Scripture for practical theology. St Mark's Review, 241. pp. 90-103. ISSN 0036-3103

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Abstract

This paper addresses the importance of a postfoundationalist approach to scripture for the discipline of practical theology. It highlights the various difficulties which the discipline has had in its relationship to scripture. Although the discipline itself in its various methodological proposals emphasises scripture, it often fails to engage with it adequately. These issues stem from questions about best usage and understanding of scripture inherited from foundationalist difficulties. A postfoundationalist approach, which takes many of the concerns of practical theology into account, might provide one approach for a more sustained and detailed engagement with scripture. By examining the proposals of Stanley Grenz and Wentzel van Huyssteen a postfoundationalist approach which moves beyond conservative and liberal debates and embraces a critical realist approach, might provide an impetus for this engagement.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: postfoundationalist, practical theology, scripture
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: A - Humanities, general
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Brian Macallan
Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 04:25
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 05:43
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3075

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