Practical theology in Scotland: Embracing Disinheritance

Leah Robinson

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In this article I will argue that disinheritance is a key theme in understanding the field of Practical Theology in the academy. To do this, I will talk about the way that the disinherited status is often placed upon Practical Theologians in the wider theological discipline. I will discuss the means by which Practical Theologians break boundaries in theological study by embracing their disinherited status as well as engaging with those who are disinherited. Finally, I will look at the way that this disinherited status influenced the importance placed upon Practical Theology in Scotland. As a result, I will connect the stories of the wider discipline of Practical Theology as disinherited with that of a uniquely Scottish story of disinherited-ness. Examples from past and present Practical Theologians in the academy will offer further insight into this connected theme for Practical Theology and Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-235
JournalPractical Theology
Issue number3
Early online date2 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • practical
  • theology
  • Scotland
  • liberation
  • systematic
  • disinherited


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