Ordinary Theology – a day with Prof Jeff Astley

Date(s) - Wednesday, 13th May, 2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Upper Room, St Mary Bredin Church


Registration & coffee from 9.30am

Please bring your own lunch

Jeff Astley coined the phrase in his innovative study, Ordinary Theology: Looking, Listening and Learning in Theology (Ashgate: 2002), arguing that ‘ordinary theology is the theology of God’s Church’. ‘Ordinary theology‘ characterizes the reflective God-talk of the great majority of churchgoers, and others who remain largely untouched by the assumptions, concepts and arguments that academic theology takes for granted.

A number of writers have subsequently taken this up responding to Astley’s ideas and exploring their theological implications – in Exploring Ordinary Theology: Everyday Christian Believing and the Church (ed. Jeff Astley & Leslie Francis, Ashgate: 2013) – which examines a range of Church practices and contexts of Christian discipleship within ordinary Christian existence and the life of the Church.

There is limited parking at SMB you are advised to use Park & Ride or an alternative Canterbury car park.



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