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Contents Acknowledgements Introduction: The Making of Practical Theology Part 1 Ethics and Values in Practice Introduction 1. Questioning Values 2. The Trouble with Values 3. Are Professional Codes Ethical? 4. The Value of Ethics Part 2 On Organisation and Management Introduction 5. Recognizing Leaders' Hidden Beliefs 6. Faithful Management or Managing the Faithful? 7. Some Objections to Aims and Objectives 8. Organisational Spirituality: An Exploration Part 3 On Christian Practice and Opportunities: A Critique Introduction 9. Healing: A Flight from Definition 10. Dumbing down the Spirit 11. To the Churches with Love from the Lighthouse 12. Frustrated with Sex: Some Observations on Christian Approaches to the Ethics of Sex and Sexuality 13. 'Suffer Little Children': The Challenge of Child Abuse and Neglect to Theology 14. Mend the Gap: Christianity and the Emotions Part 4 On Theology and the Christian Tradition Introduction 15. Can we Speak of God in the Secular Academy? Or, Need Theology be so Useless? 16. Public theology: A Polemical Epilogue 17. The Shadow Side of Jesus Part 5 On Pastoral and Practical Theology Introduction 18. Pastoral Studies: Dust Bin or Discipline? 19. The Use of Behavioural Sciences in Pastoral Studies 20. Practical Theology: Art or Science? Stephen Pattison - Principal Publications 1980-2005 Subject index Author index
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