Table of contents for The challenge of practical theology : selected essays / Stephen Pattison.

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Introduction: The Making of Practical Theology
Part 1 Ethics and Values in Practice
1. Questioning Values
2. The Trouble with Values
3. Are Professional Codes Ethical?
4. The Value of Ethics
Part 2 On Organisation and Management
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
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
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
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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Theology, Practical.