Practical Theology as Contextual Theology: Challenges to Catholic Practical Theology Today

On January 9, 2013, the Department of Theology and Philosophy invited the Barry community to a presentation by the recipient of the 2013 Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence, Robert Schreiter, CPPS, Vatican Council II Professor of Theology, Catholic Theological Union.

“Practical Theology as Contextual Theology: Challenges to Catholic Practical Theology Today”

Robert Schreiter, CPPS, is a priest and member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He published 17 books in the areas of inculturation, world mission, and reconciliation. Among them are “Constructing Local Theologies; The New Catholicity: Theology between the Global and the Local,” “Reconciliation: Mission and Ministry in a Changing Social Order,” and “The Ministry of Reconciliation: Spirituality and Strategies.” Schreiter wrote chapters in 100 books and more than 150 articles in academic and church journals.

Schreiter is past president of the American Society of Missiology and the Catholic Theological Society of America. In addition to holding guest professorships at universities in Germany and the Netherlands, he lectured in 48 countries around the world. For 12 years, Schreiter was a theological consultant to Caritas Internationalis, a global consortium of 165 Catholic organizations, for its programs in reconciliation and peace-building.

This lecture was sponsored by the Barry University Council on Bioethics and is part of the St. Thomas/St. Catherine Series.