Dorothy C. Bass, Kathleen A. Cahalan, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, James R. Nieman, and Christian B. Scharen
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., May 2016
For too long, embodied practical wisdom has taken a backseat to abstract theoretical knowledge in the study of Christian theology. Seeking to correct that imbalance, five distinguished experts in practical theology here examine the oft-neglected practical knowledge that is essential for true theological understanding and faithful Christian living.
After first showing what Christian practical wisdom is and does in several real-life situations, the authors then engage in a scholarly conversation on why such practical wisdom matters and how it operates, exploring reasons behind its decline in both the academy and the church and setting forth constructive cases for its renewal.