Original Research - Special Collection: Practical Theology

Practical Theology as part of the landscape of Social Sciences and Humanities – A transversal perspective

Julian C. Müller
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 69, No 2 | a1299 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v69i2.1299 | © 2013 Julian C. Müller | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 July 2012 | Published: 07 March 2013

About the author(s)

Julian C. Müller, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


At the University of Pretoria the author, a practical theologian, experiences a fruitful soil for the development of an interdisciplinary process. He referred to concrete examples of cooperation, but used the article to reflect on best practices for the interdisciplinary dialogue. He came to the conclusion that it probably made more sense to talk of Practical-theological alternatives rather than to describe the subject in a single fixed manner of understanding and action. Our goal should rather be to open up the boundaries between Practical Theology, Human, Social and Natural Sciences.


Practical theology; interdisciplinary work; postfoundational theology; contexts; narrative approach


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