Empirical theology: a natural development?

Kay, William K (2003) Empirical theology: a natural development?

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Abstract

Empirical theology is distinguished from practical theology by reference to the views of Duncan Forrester and J van der Ven. The nature and historical emergence of theological disciplines are considered and related to the social science methods found in van der Ven’s account of empirical theology. Such social science methods are congruent with those used in natural sciences and therefore in natural theology. Empirical theology may be variously located within the whole enterprise of theology. Yet, it belongs in the theological fold by virtue of its relation to natural theology and through the historical trajectory by which the subdisciplines of theology have come into being.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Journal compilation © 2010 Trustees for Roman Catholic Purposes Registered. This article was published in The Heythrop Journal in 2003 published by Blackwell Publishing - Wiley.This is the author's final post print version. The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-2265.00220
Keywords: social science methods, Duncan Forrester, J van der Ven, social science methods, natural theology
Divisions: ?? GlyndwrUniversity ??
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:06
URI: http://glyndwr.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/319

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