Comp One: Practical Theology
1. Offer a critical and appreciative assessment of Don Browning’s model of practical theology, giving special attention to A Fundamental Practical Theology. Develop your own model of practical theology with reference to that of Browning, explicating similarities and differences.
2. Provide an overview of the transversal approach to interdisciplinary work, describing some of the key persons who have given rise to this approach. Building on your answer to question one, compare the transversal approach to Don Browing’s revised correlational model of interdisciplinary work. Which of these approaches do you find most helpful for your own interdisciplinary work in practical theology? Offer reasons for your choice.
3. Drawing on the model of practical theology and approach to interdisciplinarity developed in questions one and two, analyze a practical theological text currently exerting influence on the “new paradigm” or “emergent” church movement. Offer a critical assessment of this text from the perspective of your own model of practical theology.