Religion 399 - Teaching Theological Refection Article - Notes

Religion 399 - Teaching Theological Refection Article - Notes

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Teaching Theological Reflection Well, Reflecting on Writing as a Theological Practice Lucretia B.Yaghjian Episcopal Divinity School and Weston Jesuit School of Theology Notes: Writing is a theological practice with very limited sources on how to actually do it. Written Theological reflection is a rhetorical process and theological practice Five constitutive presuppositions of this essay Theology is a spoken and written language that “is used by specific groups to make sense of their world” and theological reflection is one of its dialects Theological reflection helps those who engage in it “to make sense of their world” through the exercises of theological imagination. To write theological reflection well it is necessary “to work out a theology as we go” or, as we write “It is very difficult to write theology well… I don’t know precisely what I mean to say, and therefore when I start to write I find that I am working out a theology as I go. “Doing theology” and “writing theology” are
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course REL 399 taught by Professor Goodwin during the Spring '08 term at Gustavus.

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