A post-foundational Practical Theology? The pastoral cycle and local theology

Brian Macallan, Jurgens Hendriks


The article argues that Practical Theology has moved from the
uncertainty of simply being applied theology to a point where its methodology, here
described as the pastoral cycle, has gained such confidence, that it is seen as the
natural way of doing theology. This shift in confidence occurred because the
inherent theological and epistemological fault lines in foundationalism are no
longer obscure. The article defines foundationalism but then concentrate on
describing the local and glocal dimensions of the pastoral cycle as well as the
importance of doing it in an interdisciplinary way.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5952/53-3-4-261


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