Bonnie Miller-McLemore's writing has always been characterized by intellectual clarity and theological profundity, without ever losing its deep roots in the integrity of lived experience. In her reflections on pastoral care, the practice of theology, and the significance of feminist theory she has decisively shaped the discipline and continues to give it new rigor and direction. This volume will be essential reading for all those who, like her, regard the forging of practical theological wisdom with utmost seriousness.
University of Chester
A real gift to contemporary theology--all the more enhanced by the use of gender as a critical lens. Miller-McLemore's review of her own intellectual development over two decades connects us to important, complex debates and offers insights that we cannot afford to ignore, especially since the crucial role of lived faith has become cutting-edge in so-called 'academic' theology.
-Mary McClintock Fulkerson
Duke Divinity School
"Miller-McLemore extends to us a fascinating invitation to join her in reviewing her own vocation in pastoral theology, gender studies, and practical theology thus far...What we glean are not merely the critical insights of a leading scholar but a vital foray into the developments and movements of these disciplines in the academy and the practices of living faith. The gift here is the opportunity to discover the roots of scholarship emerging among these disciplines and to consider their growing edges still beckoning!
-Dale P. Andrews
Vanderbilt Divinity School
In essays that portray major turns in practical theology's recent past and provide cutting-edge analysis of its current state, Miller-McLemore lays the groundwork for ongoing work in this dynamic field. Christian Theology in Practice is essential reading for practical theologians--and for their colleagues across the theological curriculum.
-Dorothy C. Bass