Mary Elizabeth Moore, dean of the School of Theology and a professor of theology and education, speaks on how practical theologians have been slow to address interreligious issues and that now is the time for them to take charge of these concerns.
Hosted by Center for Practical Theology on September 23, 2009.
Christopher Rowland shares a myriad of topics in this ‘timeline’ project from people of the church, protestant movement, mission of the church and more. He references “Radical Christianity” which is seen as a movement towards the root message of Christ in personal reflection and action.
This is an extract from one of our timeline projects. Please visit our timeline website for more information and to access our online editions of our timelines.
During his fourth year of Irish seminary, Thomas Groome was assigned to teach religion class to high school sophomores. By the end of the second week, he knew he was “failing miserably.” So he asked his students what they were interested in learning. “The secret was to bring life to faith, and faith to life,” he says.
Groome continues to implement this approach in his contemporary work. A professor of theology and religious education at Boston College, his primary areas of interest and research are the history, theory, and practice of religious education. Educating for Life: A Spiritual Vision for Every Teacher and Parent, published in 2001, mirrors his teaching style—full of stories, examples, and good questions. His most recent books include Reclaiming Catholicism: Treasures Old and New (editor) (2010), and What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life (2003).
In the video, Groome examines the intersection between religious education and practical theology.
Hosted by the School of Theology’s Center for Practical Theology on September 22, 2010.
German theologian Dr. Heimbrock gives lecture at Boston University’s School of Theology Center for Practical Theology. He draws up on many of the cultures of ‘the West’ & Europe and spiritual experience of people. If you like Dr. Heimbrock’s talk, have a lot of expendable income, and want to read some more. Check out Towards Religious Competence: Diversity as a Challenge for Education in Europe by Heimbrock, Hans-Gunter
In this first lecture of the Boston University School of Theology’s Center for Practical Theology, German theologian Hans-Gunter Heimbrock explores the connection between what he calls lived experiences and a theological analysis of events.
Hosted by Boston University School of Theology Center for Practical Theology on September 17, 2008.