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Finding practical theology not always able to present frameworks for understanding concrete and lived experience with divine action, Andrew Root seeks to reset the edifice of practical theology on a new foundation. While not minimizing its commitment to the lived and concrete, Root argues that practical theology has neglected deeper theological underpinnings.

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Paperback, 328 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Fortress Press (first published January 4th 2014)
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David Campton
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
Have just done something that I rarely do, which is stopped a book before reading it to the end. Last time I did that it was an autobiographical book by comic actress Miranda Hart on her relationship with her dog. This book had almost as many laughs, but the main reason I got fed up with it was trying to distil the valuable from the inconsequential academic gobbledegook. It has the feel of an academic thesis that somehow escaped into the world of popular theological publishing with an interestin ...more
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Andrew Root doesn't just offer a new way forward for practical theology, he offers it as a distinct way of thinking theologically, full stop. Attending to the concrete and lived experience of divine and human encounter--in the face of the impossibility which surrounds human action--Root exegetes the text of human experience through the lens of God's being as becoming, through the lens of ministry itself. As such, Root gives us a theological method (indeed a theology of the cross) that is practic ...more
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Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As a theologian researching the theology of the cross (theologia crucis) in Bonhoeffer, it was time for me to read Andy Root’s “Christopraxis, A Practical Theology of the Cross.” I’m not a practical theologian. Not by profession, that is. I do think of myself of a systematic theologian who is deeply interested in the practical, and transformational power of theology. But practical and systematic theology are two different disciplines that, though intersecting, have their own, method and rational ...more
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Andrew Root joined Luther Seminary in 2005 as assistant professor of youth and family ministry. Previously he was an adjunct professor at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington D.C., and Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J.

Root received his bachelor of arts degree from Bethel College, St. Paul, Minn., in 1997. He earned his master of divinity (2000) and his master of theology (2001) d
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“The Anselmian call for "faith seeking understanding" may start and gather it's energy not in rational study of past theological points but in the pursuit to make sense of our concrete and lived experiences of Jesus who finds us in a hole, knocks us from our horse, or comes to our daughter in her sleep.” 2 likes
“Practical theology is the need to interpret the “where” of Jesus Christ in our experiences of the now.” 0 likes
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