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Practical Theology

Welcome to Practical Theology

Practical Theology is the largest Department in the Faculty of Theology and has the most postgraduate students. Master's and doctoral studies can be undertaken in fields such as pastoral counselling (narrative, family, trauma, gender), pastoral psychology, homiletics (preaching), liturgical and ritual studies, youth ministry and faith formation, church and society, including church development and diakonia (reaching out to people in need).

 

News

The role of religion within society and culture researched - 22/07/2014
From Practical Theology

Religion is becoming more and more an important phenomenon within the global village. Therefore research on the role of religion in politics, sociology, psychology or cultural studies cannot be ignored, as it is persistently there in various forms.

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Resilience explored from a pastoral perspective in Princeton - 07/07/2014
From Practical Theology

Prof Yolanda Dreyer, Head of UPís Department of Practical Theology with a C2 rating from the NRF, attended a research meeting in Princeton, USA, to discuss new trends in practical theology. She also presented a paper at the meeting.

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