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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Theology and Qualitative Research

Ward, Pete / Tveitereid, Knut (Herausgeber)

Blackwell Companions to Religion

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1. Auflage August 2022
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A unique introduction to the developing field of Theology and Qualitative Research

In recent years, a growing number of scholars within the field of theological research have adopted qualitative empirical methods. The use of qualitative research is shaping the nature of theology and redefining what it means to be a theologian. Hence, contemporary scholars who are undertaking empirical fieldwork across a range of theological subdisciplines require authoritative guidance and well-developed frameworks of practice and theory.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Theology and Qualitative Research outlines the challenges and possibilities for theological research that engages with qualitative methods. It reflects more than 15 years of academic research within the Ecclesiology and Ethnography Network, and features an international group of scholars committed to the empirical and theological study of the Christian church.

Edited by world-renowned experts, this unprecedented volume addresses the theological debates, methodological complexities, and future directions of this emerging field. Contributions from both established and emerging scholars describe key theoretical approaches, discuss how different empirical methods are used within theology, explore the links between qualitative researchand adjacent scholarly traditions, and more. The companion:
* Discusses how qualitative empirical work changes the practice of theology, enabling a disciplined attention to the lived social realities of Christian religion and what theologians do
* Introduces theoretical and methodological debates in the field, as well as central epistemological and ontological questions
* Presents different approaches to Theology and Qualitative research, highlighting important issues and developments in the last decades
* Explores how empirical insights are shaping areas such as liturgics, homiletics, youth ministry, and Christian education
* Includes perspectives from scholars working in disciplines other than theology

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Theology and Qualitative Research is essential reading for graduate students, postgraduates, PhD students, researchers, and scholars in Christian Ethics, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Contemporary Worship, and related disciplines such as Ecclesiology, Mission Studies, World Christianity, Pastoral Theology, Political Theology, Worship Studies, and all forms of contextual theology.

Pete Ward is Professor of Practical Theology at Durham University, UK, and NLA University College, Bergen, Norway. He founded, together with Christian Scharen, the Ecclesiology and Ethnography (E&E) Network and served as Editor of the journal Ecclesial Practices. He is the author of Introducing Practical Theology: Mission Ministry and the Life of the Church, Liquid Ecclesiology: Gospel and Church, and the editor of Perspectives on Ecclesiology and Ethnography.

Knut Tveitereid is Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Head of Ministry Training at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society in Oslo, Norway. He is closely involved with the Ecclesiology and Ethnography (E&E) Network and serves as Academic Coordinator for the E&E Network's annual Durham Conference.

P. Ward, Durham University, UK; Norwegian School of Theology, Norway; NLA University College, Norway; K. Tveitereid, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo, Norway; NLA University College, Bergen, Norway