Christian Practical Wisdom (Paperback)

What It Is, Why It Matters

By Dorothy C. Bass, Kathleen A. Cahalan, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 9780802868732, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2016

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In this richly collaborative work, five distinguished scholars examine the oft-neglected embodied practical wisdom that is essential for true theological understanding and faithful Christian living. After first showing what Christian practical wisdom is and does in several real-life situations, the authors tell why such practical wisdom matters and how it operates, exploring reasons behind its decline in both the academy and the church and setting forth constructive cases for its renewal.

About the Author

Dorothy C. Bass is director emerita of the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith. Kathleen A. Cahalan is professor of theology at Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota. Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture at Vanderbilt University. James R. Nieman is president of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Christian B. Scharen is vice president of applied research at Auburn Theological Seminary, New York.