Association of Practical Theology

32nd Biennial Conference 2014

Practicing Public Theology

March 28-30, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN

2014 APT Biennial Conference Program

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The APT Biennial Conference will take place on March 28-30, 2014 at Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, TN. Details and registration. The theme will be “Practicing Public Theology.” Call for papers.


The purpose of the Association of Practical Theology (APT) is to promote critical discourse that integrates theological reflection and practice…. Reconstituted from its predecessor organizations 1984, the APT was sparked by the investigation of practical theology as an integrative hermeneutical endeavor at the heart of theological education, characterizing not only the ministerial sub-disciplines but also a manner and method of engaged reflection. The APT meets annually in conjunction with the AAR as an Additional Meeting for a two and half hour session and biennially for a three day meeting.

APT meetings at the AAR draw national and international scholars from a variety of disciplines (members of APT and non-members) for sessions on different topics, such as future research and scholarship in the field (2003), interreligious dialogue and practical theology (2004), and the turn to the “practical” across the theological curriculum (2005). The biennial meeting allows the membership to study issues in greater depth and conduct its formal business. The APT welcomes new members from all areas of religious and theological study who have an interest in the critical examination of religious traditions and practices.

Membership dues of $50 (or $25 for students) are paid annually.
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