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International Journal of Practical Theology

Ed. by Couture, Pamela / Schröder, Bernd

Editorial Board Member: Dreyer, Jaco / Gräb, Wilhelm / Graham, Elaine / Grethlein, Christian / Hastings, Thomas John / Lefebvre, Solange / Mette, Norbert / Miller-McLemore, Bonnie / Mullino Moore, Mary Elizabeth / Nieman, James / Osmer, Richard / Schreiter, Robert / Schweitzer, Friedrich / Kwan Un, Joon / Ven, Johannes / Wolfteich, Claire

In cooperation with Simojoki, Henrik

2 Issues per year


CiteScore 2016: 0.24

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.243
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.575

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    Aims and Scope

    The International Journal of Practical Theology is an academic journal. It is intended for practical theologians and teachers of religious education, scientists specializing in religion, and representatives of other cultural-scientific disciplines. The aim of the journal is to promote an international and interdisciplinary dialogue.

    The journal contains contributions on an empirically descriptive and critically constructive theory of ecclesiastical and religious practice in society. Primarily, it deals with descriptions of religion as it is practised. Religion in this context can be understood in the broad sense of the word according to which all appreciative tendencies towards an ultimate view of oneself and of the world can be described as being religious. Thus the many different forms of religion as they are lived today are applied in a critically constructive manner to the normative self-image of churches, ecclesiastical groups and denominations. As contributions towards practical theology, they ultimately pursue the structure of practically orientated theories of ecclesiastical and ecclesiastically conveyed religious practice.

    The spectrum of themes is divided into five groups. First, the articles deal with the global and regional different changes in religious practice in relation to the processes of socio-cultural modernization processes (individualization and pluralization). Second, they study the development of new forms of public religion (civil religion). Third, they analyse the life history of the formation and transformation of religion (religious development). Fourth, they examine the intercultural and interreligious dimensions of religion on an individual, social and ecclesiastical level (interreligious dialogue, syncretism). Fifth, they attempt to give a critical and constructive interpretation of the ecclesiastical fields of action (church service and sermon, religious instruction, pastoral care and spiritual guidance, organization and management).

    In addition to essays, the International Journal of Practical Theology also offers research reports which provide information on the current state of affairs of interdisciplinary and international research of religion as far as this is relevant from a practical and theological point of view. Furthermore, the journal also contains situation reports which reveal the state of discussion of practical theology in various countries, regions and confessions. Finally, it also includes a review section which gives information on important new publications in the field of practical theology.

    The International Journal of Practical Theology is neither the organ of a specific theological school nor of a particular ecclesiastical organization. The journal does not aim to present biased opinions of theological schools or confessional organizations but rather place in the foreground of discussion the differences between ecclesiastical and ecclesiastically conveyed practice of religion, the documentation and discussion of its development within its regional context, its international interweavement and different normative orientations. – The contributions are in English or German. A summary (abstract) is given in the other language respectively to give the reader a general idea of the article.

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    Editorial Information

    Editors-in-Chief

    Prof. Dr. Pamela Couture
    Jane and Geoffrey Martin Chair of Church and Community
    Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto
    75 Queen's Park Crescent
    Toronto, ON M5S 1K7
    e-Mail:

    Prof. Dr. Elaine Graham

    Prof. Dr. Bernd Schröder
    Georg-August Universität Göttingen
    Theologische Fakultät
    Platz der Göttinger Sieben 2
    37073 Göttingen
    e-mail: bernd.schroeder@theologie.uni-goettingen.de

    Book Review Editors

    Prof. Dr. Nancy Ramsay
    Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care
    Brite Divinity School
    TCU Box 298130
    Fort Worth, TX 76129
    817-257-5807
    e-Mail: n.ramsay@tcu.edu

    Dr. Nadine Bowers Du Toit
    Senior Lecturer in Theology and Development
    Dept. Practical Theology and Missiology
    University of Stellenbosch
    e-Mail: nbowers@sun.ac.za

    Prof. Dr. Henrik Simojoki
    Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
    Lehrstuhl für Evangelische Theologie und Religionspädagogik
    Markusplatz 3
    96045 Bamberg
    e-Mail: henrik.simojoki@uni-bamberg.de

    Assistant Managing Editor

    Moritz Emmelmann
    Georg-August Universität Göttingen
    Theologische Fakultät
    Platz der Göttinger Sieben 2
    37073 Göttingen
    e-mail: moritz.emmelmann@theologie.uni-goettingen.de

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