PART I: DESCRIBING THE PROCESS; Chapter 1: Transforming Theology; Chapter 2: A New Way to Do Theology; PART II: THE FOUR PHASES; Chapter 3: Starting from Experience; Chapter 4: Exploring; Chapter 5: Reflecting; Chapter 6: Responding; PART III: THINKING IT THROUGH; Chapter 7: Challenging implications; Chapter 8: Other Styles of Theologising; Chapter 9: Spirituality ~ Where will we find God?; Appendix: Survey of Sub-disciplines; Selected bibliography and contact addresses.
As one of the longest serving bishops in the present Church of England The Rt Revd Laurie Green, Bishop of Bradwell, has many bones to pick with the institution he serves. He has years of experience in parishes and running theological courses helping clergy and laity to engage in exciting contextual theology. Twice the author of a Church Times 'book of the year', his recent publications include 'The Impact of the Global - an urban theology' (Church House) and 'Urban Ministry and the Kingdom of God' (SPCK).
"Now a bishop in the Church of England, Green wrote the first edition in 1989 drawing on his 20 years of ordained ministry in Birmingham and his work with an educational psychologist. Writing for lay readers as well as seminary students, he describes a style of theology that pays close attention to the context. Central to his approach are the four phases of starting from experience, exploring, reflecting, and responding. Other topics include transforming theology, challenging implications, and other styles of theologizing." -Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.