Den Praktiske Teologis grundlagsspørgsmål
Two German habilitations dealing with practical-theological
epistemology are reviewed. Fritz Lienhard’s book theorizes the theorypractice
relation between academic research and church life advocating a theological ‘central perspective’ for a fruitful use of different methodologies of research. The book’s preoccupation with modern hermeneutics is questioned through a reference to P. Bourdieu’s theory of practice. Alexander Deeg’s book on the liturgical tradition of German Lutheranism renews a wide discussion of the Lutheran conceptualism of the externality of the Word. The book suggests a new term, ‘WortKult’, to denote the complexity of the Lutheran Worship, which includes both interpretation of words and aesthetic mediated experience of presence.