Practical theology

Practical theology, sometimes called pastoral theology or spiritual theology, is theological reflection which proceeds from divine revelation and focuses on the church's life and its ongoing growth in Jesus Christ.


  • David John Atkinson & David Field, eds. New Dictionary of Christian Ethics & Pastoral Theology. IVP, 1994.
  • Miroslav Volf & Dorothy C. Bass, eds., Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life. Eerdmans, 2001.
  • Thomas Oden, Pastoral Theology. Harper Collins, 1983.

See also

Branches of Theology
Biblical theology | Historical theology | Philosophical theology | Systematic theology | Practical theology