Elenco corsi a.a. 2014/2015
Anno accademico 2014/2015

Teologia pastorale RA1101

Sede di Gerusalemme
Secondo semestre


1. Part I, Historical: Beginning and development of PPT in Protestant and Catholic areas: Successive perspectives: clerical and pragmatic; biblical and theological; ecclesial and “organic”; religious and humanistic. 2. Part II, Magisterial: Continuity and novelty at Vatican II. a. Guidelines of John XXIII and Paul VI. b. Unifying role of the 4 Constitutions (SC; LG; DV; GS). c. Gaudium et Spes in context. d. From Vat II until today: Christifideles Laici; Pastores dabo vobis; Synods for Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, Holy Land; Evangelii Gaudium. 3. Part III, Systematic: Scientific nature of PT as “Practical” T. a. Material and formal objects; areas of action and dimensions; methods. b. Formation of Pastoral Agents: theology and“human sciences”. Learning Outcomes: The students, who have already been involved in “pastoral activities”, will acquire a critical awareness of both the historical legacy and today’s pastoral challenges. They will be competent in drafting a “Pastoral Plan” in a Particular Church adapted to its real situation and aiming at a viable change, in the footsteps of Evangelii Gaudium. The course will offer general foundations for specific “pastoral” disciplines (Youth Ministry; Catechetics; Homiletics; Counseling etc.), as well as for higher studies of specialization.


Textbook: Handouts of the Lecturer. ANDERSON R.S., The shape of practical theology: empowering ministry with theological praxis (Downers Grove, InterVarsity Press 2001); A.C.O.H.L., Diocesan Synod of the Catholic Church, The General Pastoral Plan (Jerusalem, LPP, 2001); BROWNING DON S., A Fundamental Practical Theology. Descriptive and Strategic Proposals, Minneapolis (Fortress, 21996); CARR W. (ed.), The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies (London, Spck 2002); DA SILVA LIMA J., Teologia prática fundamental (Lisboa, Fazei Vós Também 2009); EVANS G.R. (ed.), A History of Pastoral Care (London-New York, Cassell 2000); HEITINK G., Practical theology:history, theory, action domains: manual for practical theology (Grand Rapids, Eerdmans 1999); KAMINSKI R., Teologia Pastoralna, 2.vols (Lublin, 2000); KAMINSKI R., Wprowadzenie do teologii pastoralnej (Krakow, 2001); MIDALI M., Practical theology. Historical development of its foundational and scientific character (Rome, Las 2000); OSMER R.R., Practical Theology: An Introduction (Grand Rapids, Eerdmans 2008); POPE FRANCIS, Evangelii Gaudium (Vatican City, Lev 2013); PURVES A., Reconstructing Pastoral Theology. A Christological foundation (Louisville-London, Westminster John Knox, 2004); RAHNER K., Theology of Pastoral Action (London: Herder & herder, 1968); READER J., Reconstructing Practical Theology: the Impact of Globalization (Burlington, Ashgate Pub. 2008); SCHWEITZER F.-VAN DER VEN J., Practical Theology. International Perspectives (Frankfurt a Main, Peter Lang Pub. 1999); SEVESO B.-PACOMIO L., Enciclopedia di Pastorale (Casale M., Marietti 1992-3); TANGORRA G., Le pubblicazioni di Teologia Pastorale negli ultimi 25 anni, Lateranum 77 (2011) 283-320; TORCIVIA C., La Chiesa oltre la Cristianità (Bologna: Dehoniane 2005); VIAU M.-HURLEY R.-TANGUAY C., Practical Theology: a new approach (Leiden, Brill 1999) = French orig.,La nouvelle Théologie pratique (Paris, Paulines 1993); VILLATA G., L’agire della Chiesa. Indicazioni di Teologia Pastorale (Bologna, Dehoniane 2009); AA.VV., Enchiridion del Sinodo dei Vescovi (Bologna, Dehoniane 2005); & many entries in: Dizionario di Pastorale Giovanile; Dizionario di Teologia Pastorale Sanitaria;International Journal of Practical Theology, etc.