Symposium on Empirical Theology Planned

ROME, Italy – The Institute of Pastoral Theology of the Salesian University Rome will hold a symposium on Empirical Theology: Prospects and Problems on Monday 12 January 2009, 15.00 – 18.00 (Aula Zatti).
Five eminent, Empirical Research in Theology scholars are lined up for the three hour English language programme.

President of International Society of Empirical Research in Theology (ISERT) Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Ziebertz of the Institute of Practical Theology, University of Würzburg, Germany will speak on: Why practical theology as empirical theology?

Revd. Canon Prof. Leslie Francis of the Institute of Education, University of Warwick, UK will deal with Empirical theological research in pastoral ministry.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Riegel, Chair of religious education, University of Siegen, Germany will present the topic: Empirical theological research in religious education.

Prof. Dr. Hans Schilderman, Chair Religion and Care, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands will present : Empirical theological research on religion as a social force in Europe.

Prof. (Dr) Francis-Vincent Anthony co-ordinator of the symposium will speak on : Discussion on prospects and problems related to empirical theology.

Contact: Dr. Vincent vincent@unisal.it or Tel: 06.87290411

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