vi, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Empirical studies in theology. 1389-1189 ; v. 15.
"This volume has grown out of and includes contributions to the second conference of the International Society for Empirical Research in Theology which took place in April 2004 in Bielefeld, Germany"--P. 3.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / Heinz Streib Three paradigms for the study of religion / Johannes A. van der Ven Empirical theology: defining the task and selecting the tools / Leslie J. Francis From action to lived experience: considering methodological problems of modern practical theology / Hans-Günter Heimbrock Empirical theology and brain research / Tobias Kläden Practical theology theory-building based on a pragmatic notion of weak rationality / Chris Hermans Ritual praxis: defining passage rites from an action perspective / Hans Schilderman Religious praxis, de-institutionalized: theoretical and empirical considerations / Heinz Streib Rethinking church in liquid modernity / Kees de Groot Empirical considerations in religious praxis and reflection in the teaching situation: a conceptual map / Don Browning Are religious beliefs relevant in daily life? / Stefan Huber Religious development in a lifespan perspective / Ulrich Feeser-Lichterfeld, Tobias Kläden & Anke Terörde Religiosity and gender identity of female adolescents: narrative religious identity of young Catholic women / Angela Kaupp Adolescents and computer-based new media: paradigmatic insights of an empirical field study on the structure of empirical theology / Astrid Dinter Predicting trust in the pastor : a German study / Carsten Gennerich.