Noted for his outstanding contribution to research, leadership in the academy and engagement with the churches and community, Reverend Professor René Erwich was appointed a Professor of the University of Divinity by the University Council on 31 October 2019. In celebration of this appointment, the University has invited Professor Erwich to give an inaugural professorial lecture, which you can now watch online.
Practical Theology as a Practice of Hope: Reflections on a discipline that connects
Practical theology is meant to be a practice of hope that interacts and connects with the complexities of our life and world today. Starting from core theological convictions regarding hope, education, formation and research are practices that contribute to new wisdom. In order to do so, practical theologians work together with others in intradisciplinary communities and networks that connect to our present challenges.
Download a pdf of the lecture text here.