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Doing Theology as if People Mattered Encounters in Contextual Theology

by Eduardo Fernandez, Deborah Ross

Doing Theology as if People Mattered Encounters in Contextual Theology Synopsis

Doing Theology as if People Mattered narrates a reflexive account of the doing of contextual theology at the Jesuit School of Theology (JST) of Santa Clara University. The collection explores practicing contextual theology in the classroom and beyond, in service, international immersions, interreligious dialogue, and mission. The book presents the concept of contextual theology as expressed and lived at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California, a member school of the Graduate Theological Union. All theology is contextual (Stephen Bevans) and the Jesuit School of Theology has operated out of this paradigm for many years. Implicit in the book is the faculty's conversion to doing contextual theology in the educational context of the classroom and beyond. This collection narrates the story of contextual theology at JST: how the School came to select this theological method and how it guides the vision and mission of the School; how contextual theology shapes pedagogy and work in the classroom; how contextual theology and education flourish in ministerial praxis in the local intercultural San Francisco Bay Area, and in international contexts, as the School engages in immersions, pilgrimage, and interreligious dialogue; how JST welcomes students from many continents, and prepares students to go back to those contexts; and how JST lives out the maxim of a faith that does justice .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780824599966
Publication date: 30th July 2019
Author: Eduardo Fernandez, Deborah Ross
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 200 pages
Categories: Religion: general,

About Eduardo Fernandez, Deborah Ross

Other than teaching classes in missiology and Latino theology and ministry at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University at Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union, Professor Eduardo Fernandez publishes, gives workshops and retreats, and assists at local parishes. He has also worked in university campus ministry. A native of El Paso, Texas, he earned a Masters in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate in missiology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. His two latest books are Mexican American Catholics (Paulist Press, 2007), awarded a 2008 Catholic Press Association Book Award in ...

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