Table of contents for Practical theology : on earth as it is in heaven / Terry A. Veling.

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CONTENTS
Foreword by Bernard Lee
Preface: ?In the Vineyard of the Text?
PART ONE: ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
1. What is Practical Theology?
	Practical Theology is not a ?Thing?
	Life in the World
	The People of Our Time
	Vocation
	To Be Thoughtful and Attentive
	A Work ? Not Just a ?Doing?
	Truth and Goodness
	A Craft More than a Method
	On Earth
	As it is in Heaven
Appendix: What is Distinctive about Practical Theology? 
2. Scripture and Tradition ? Heaven?s Door
	Practical Theology and the Art of Interpretation
 More than Method Alone
	What Endures? 
	?Hear, O Israel?
	The Gift of Tradition
3. On Earth ? Reading the Signs of the Times
	An Open Book
	The Signs of the Times
	?Tolle, lege!? ? ?Take and Read!?
	?Explain Me!?
	The Event of Understanding
	A Proposed World
	God?s Concerns
4. Between Heaven and Earth ? The Life of Faith For the Life of the World
 Movements of Interpretation
(i)	What are you saying to me?
(ii)	My experience is placed in question
(iii)	What is the text asking of me?
(iv)	The matter of concern
(v)	What do you say? How will you Respond?
 Learning from the Rabbis
 In the Margins of the Book
 Houses of Prayer and Study
 
PART TWO: MAY YOUR NAME BE HELD HOLY
1. ?We Will Do and We Will Hear?
	The Security of Knowing
	The Risk of Acting
	The Test of Faith
	The Answerable Life
	?I Do? 
	Doing the Word
	We Will Do and We Will Hear
	Binding Heaven and Earth
2. ?Ecce Homo? ? The Human Person: Holy and Like No Other
	The ?Non-Person?
	Humanitas
	Holy and Like No Other
	Personality
	The Imago Dei
	?I and Thou?
3. ?Can the Wisdom of Heaven Return to Earth??
	Levinas?s Life
	A Survivor?s Question
	Theology?s About Face
	?Being Faced?
4. ?Go and Study? ? ?Go and Do Likewise?
	To Venture
	What is the Work of My Life?
	A Theological Life
	?Go and Study? ? ?Go and Do Likewise?
	For Example
	A Case in Point
	Speaking Our Lives
PART THREE: YOUR KINGDOM COME
1. ?The Field is the World? ? Practical Theology and the 
 Plurality of Cultures
	The Apple
	Culture
	Contextual Theology
	Theology and Culture
		The Mosque
		The Church of the Holy Sepulcher
		Holy Week
	?The Field is the World?
2. Justice and Mercy at the Gates of the City
	The Golden Gate
	The Gates of the City
	?Before the Law? 
	Justice and Mercy	
	The Gates of Mercy and the Gates of Repentance
	?The Little Act of Goodness?
3. To Dwell Poetically in the World
	?Tell Me My Name?
	The Language of Poetry
	Creative Intuition
	The Mystical and the Prophetic
		The Analogical or Mystical Imagination	
		The Dialectical or Prophetic Imagination
	Combining the Letters and Naming the World
4. Practical Theology is ?Like a Rolling Stone?
	?A Day in the Life of an Alien?
	Reading the Signs of the Times
	Border Control
	Open Borders
	Searching the Scriptures and Traditions of Hospitality
	?And You Welcomed Me?
Epilogue: ?Further On Up the Road? 
Bibliography

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Theology, Practical.