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CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Ecclesial Practices Unit and Practical Theology Unit

Call for Proposals for November Meeting

Creative Research Methodologies in Practical Theology

The intersection of Practical Theology and qualitative research methodologies presents a rich terrain for exploration and discovery. We invite scholars, researchers, and practitioners to contribute to a dynamic session focused on creative qualitative research methodologies, including in contexts of teaching and learning and creative ways of combining/integrating/interpreting theological perspectives with social scientific research methods, in Practical Theology.

Key themes for possible presentations:

  • Embodied Approaches: Explore methodologies that engage the researcher's own lived experiences and bodily presence in the field.
  • Visual and Performative Methods: Investigate the use of visual arts, performance, and other creative mediums as tools for theological inquiry
  • Digital Religion(s) and Theology: Examine how digital platforms and technologies can be utilized in qualitative research within the context of practical theology.
  • Postcolonial Perspectives: Interrogate traditional research paradigms and introduce postcolonial frameworks to enrich the understanding of practical theology.
  • Feminist and Womanist Methodologies: Investigate how feminist and womanist theories and methodologies can be integrated into practical theology research, challenging and expanding current approaches.



Steering Committee Members


Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection