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The Practical Theology Consultation, beginning in 2023, has been set up to create a space for scholars wishing to engage in practical research whilst also taking seriously the authority of the Bible and Christian doctrine. Practical Theologians usually sit at the intersection between Theology and other Humanities disciplines. We use various methods to research contemporary situations and experiences, in order to reflect upon them theologically. The Consultation will last for a period of three years, with a view to becoming a Study Group in the future if there is sufficient interest.


Tyndale Fellowship Study Groups Conference 2023

Wednesday 5 - Friday 7 July 2023


Programme Draft: What is Evangelical Practical Theology?


Methodological Considerations for Evangelical Practical Theologians

  • Isaac McNish (London School of Theology): What is the methodological role of doxology in evangelical practical theology?

  • Sam Tranter (Cranmer Hall, Durham University): ‘Disciplined Wonder’: On the evangelical possibility of reflecting theologically on Very Good Things

  • Anna Hutchinson (St Mellitus College): Evangelical Interpretative Practices: The Bible in Theory and Practice 

  • Michael Simants (Durham University): Reimagining Albert Outler's Interpretation of John Wesley: Towards a New Theological Method

  • Phil Fellows (Aberdeen University): The Role of Tradition in the Practical Evangelical Theology of Nigel G. Wright

  • John Perrine (Durham University): ‘Does Practice Really Make Perfect?’ Examining Practical Theology’s critiques of Stanley Hauerwas for an Evangelical Theology of Christian Practice

  • Abigail Maguire & Helen Miller (Moorlands College): The Professional Christian or the Christian Professional? Assessing spiritual formation in theological education

  • Andrew Rogers (University of Roehampton): Dealing with ‘I’ trouble: Ecclesiastes, Evangelicals and Practical Theology


Applying an ‘Evangelical Method’

  • Sarah Dunlop (Ridley Hall, Cambridge): Doing theology on the go: processing life events in light of faith with evangelical ordinands at the start of training

  • Robert Hornby (University of Roehampton): Should Actions Speak Louder Than Words? Using the Past Deeds and Present Actions of Jesus to Unlock the Evangelical Debate on Divorce

  • Helen Collins (Trinity College Bristol): ‘Groaning in labour pains…waiting for adoption’: Doing Evangelical Practical Theology with Romans 8 and the experience of adoption

  • Tim Miller (Durham University/Moorlands College): Ordinary Charismatic Hermeneutics in Preaching

  • Sheryl Arthur (University of Roehampton): A pneumatological approach to empirical-theological enquiry drawing on Pentecostal scholarship

  • Claire Williams (Regents Theological College): ‘Hearing Testimony’: Conducting Research among Women in New Frontiers Churches

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