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Practical Theology

Within the interreligious, multi-racial, and multicultural context of the GTU, students are prepared to develop competency in multifaceted practical theologies. In contrast to Applied Theology, practical theology is understood as a method of reflection that seeks to connect beliefs with life, faith with practice, and theory with praxis. Students engage in systematic and critical reflections on religious life in the world through mutually interpretative and mutually critical examinations of traditional beliefs and contemporary experiences. Through interfaith engagements with theological and religious traditions and experiences, students develop their own practical theology for academic and public discourse directed toward individual and social transformation.