Resonance in a Theopoetics of Practice in Practical Theology

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to describe resonance as concept in a theopoetics of practice in practical theology. Resonance is the vibration that takes place when practitioners (1) sense a deep relation with practice, frequently at a pre-verbal level, (2) recognize the alterity of the other and are willing to be transformed by it, and (3) use poetics to redescribe a practice in which reality itself may appear as resonance. Resonance is exemplified in chaplaincy and lived religion. I conclude that resonance should be part of a theopoetics of practice in practical theology because it helps to sense the sacred and make sense of the sacred.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-328
JournalInternational Journal of Practical Theology
Volume26
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2022

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