A small and growing cohort of theologians known as practical theologians are the butt of various jokes in churches, theological colleges and academic conferences. This article charts the ideas, influence and impact of an Australian pioneer in this expanding field of theology. To identify Robert J. Banks as a practical theologian might appear controversial to some who are only partially familiar with his scholarship. But a practical theologian of everyday life is what he became. Specifically, this article maps four essential characteristics of this maligned and neglected sub-discipline of theology through the career and writings of one its exemplars: my supervisor, mentor and friend, Rob Banks.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2019|