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PhD Student, Scott Donahue-Martens, Wins Preaching Prize with Timely Sermon

  The Center for Practical Theology offers our congratulations to PhD student, Scott Donahue-Martens, who was recently honored as the recipient of The Massachusetts Bible Society's 2020 Donald A. Wells Preaching Prize! Donahue-Martens is the third winner from Boston University School of Theology in the last eight years of the competition. Those... More

STH Practical Theology alumnus Dr. Montague Williams wins the Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dr. Montague Williams (STH PhD in Practical Theology, 2018), was presented with the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Wesleyan Theological Society at its annual meeting on March 7, 2020. This award is given to the individual whose doctoral dissertation is deemed an outstanding scholarly contribution to a research area related... More

Call for Submissions: Practical Matters

Issue 14: Exclusion, Belonging, and Becoming in Religious Communities Call for Submissions: practicalmattersjournal.org/submissions Deadline: October 1, 2020 Many religious traditions uphold values of justice, community, and belonging, yet many also occupy ambivalent positions vis-à-vis systems and acts of exclusionary violence. Sometimes religion is the target and other times the perpetrator. The study of... More

Center for Practical Theology at AAR

  As the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, Nov 23-26, approaches, plan ahead to attend the sessions with Center for Practical Theology affiliates! CPT Co-Director Theodore Hickman-Maynard presides at the Ethnography and Theology Workshop. The theme is “Representation and Normativity: Crises and Possibilities. Additionally, Dean Teddy... More

The Center for Practical Theology’s Twelfth Annual Lecture with Dr. David Jacobsen

We were thrilled to welcome Boston University School of Theology's own Dr. David Schnasa Jacobsen to give the Center for Practical Theology’s Twelfth Annual Lecture on October 23, 2019. Dr. Jacobsen presented “Preaching that Pushing Back: Differentiation and the Principle of Identity in Homiletical Theology," and Boston University School of Theology's... More

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Call for Submissions: Practical Matters Journal

Call for Submissions to Practical Matters Issue 13 Call for Submissions Love Deadline: December 1, 2019 practicalmattersjournal.org/submissions  Love is constantly being redefined by both scholars and people across a range of disciplines, theoretical approaches, and cultural contexts. Conceptions of love range from John Donne’s literary pursuit of love, both sacred and profane, to Alain Badiou’s philosophy of... More