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Poulsom, Martin (2010) The Place of Praxis in the Theology of Edward Schillebeeckx. In: Sweeney, James, Simmonds, Gemma, Lonsdale, David, (eds.) Keeping Faith in Practice: Aspects of Catholic Pastoral Theology. London: SCM Press, pp. 131-142. [Book section]

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    Abstract

    This chapter investigates the role played by praxis within theology, arguing that the way it functions in the work of Edward Schillebeeckx is distinctive. As a result, his approach to the mutual interaction of theory and practice in theology could serve as a creative resource for Catholic theology. The chapter proceeds by comparing the way that Schillebeeckx interrelates theory and practice with David Tracy’s proposal for doing so, in order to show that Schillebeeckx is not quite doing what Tracy is doing. Schillebeeckx’s proposal, it is submitted, offers a clearer account of what praxis is, by speaking of it as the mutual interrelation of theory and practice in theology. As such, Schillebeeckx’s account of praxis may well serve as the basis for a way of doing theology in the Catholic tradition in which the gap between theory and practice can be successfully bridged.

    Item Type: Book section
    Keywords: Schillebeeckx, Tracy, Praxis, Correlation, Relational Dialectic, Praxical Theology
    Department: Theology
    Depositing User: Rev Dr Martin Poulsom
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 11:07
    Last Modified: 31 Jan 2013 10:20
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/1084

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