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 sponsors a session annually in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion. The APT gathers its own conference every two years at its Biennial Meeting, allowing 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.
The APT is proud to be a Related Scholarly Organization with the American Academy of Religion.
APT Executive Committee
Joyce Ann Mercer, President
Yale Divinity School
Evelyn L. Parker, President-Elect
Southern Methodist University
John Falcone, Secretary-Treasurer
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Marc Lavallee, Publications Coordinator
Mai-Anh Le Tran, Programs Coordinator
Eden Theological Seminary
Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Member-at-Large
Phillis Isabella Sheppard, Member-at-Large
Tom Beaudoin, Past-President