The British and Irish Association for Practical Theology is an active forum for practitioners, teachers and researchers in the broad field of practical and pastoral theology. It was founded in 1994, and has grown through its broad based networks and successful annual conferences to an active membership of over two hundred in Britain and Ireland and further afield. BIAPT is one of the key sponsors of the journal Practical Theology (formerly Contact).
BIAPT 2016 Conferences
The next BIAPT annual conference, with the theme of 'Wrestling with Angels? Practical Theology as Spiritual Practice', will be held on 12 – 14 July 2016 at University of Limerick, where the Keynote Speaker will be Donal Dorr.
Further details will be available in early 2016. Meanwhile, there is preliminary information on the main conference page and there is also a conference flyer available for downloading and publicity here.
The fifth annual Student Day Conference will be held on Saturday 9 April 2016 at Queen's Theological College, Birmingham. The main speaker will be Dr. Gladys Ganiel of Queen's University Belfast on the topic 'Keeping it Real? Exploring the Contributions of Empirical, Ethnographic Research to Theology and Religious Studies'. Dr Amy Daughton, lecturer in Theology and Director of Studies at the Margaret Beaufort Institute, Cambridge will also be attending as a resource person on methodologies associated with theological research. There will be an opportunity during the day for students to give 20 minute work-in-progress papers.
All BIAPT Student members should have received an email with further details; any queries should be addressed to the BIAPT Student Representative.
BIAPT is pleased to announce information about the 2015 MA dissertation prize in practical theology. For full details click here.
Website Feature for BIAPT Members
Access to online version of the journal Practical Theology
BIAPT members may access this journal directly via the BIAPT website. Once your annual subscription payment has been cleared and processed by BIAPT, login to the Members' Area and then visit the My Membership page to click through directly to the online journal and its archive.
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