IAPT Conference 2017 - Reforming: Space, body, and politics
The International Academy of Practical Theology (IAPT) is a scientific community dedicated to the the study of and critical reflection on practical theological thought and action. At present, IAPT has members from over 20 countries.
The IAPT biennial conference in 2017 is located in Oslo, in the peaceful and wealthy Nordic welfare state. How are we to do practical theology when the everyday – and the global - are part of reforming processes, both spiritual, social and cultural? With 500 years of Reformation as an important Nordic context, are there reforming experiences and values to learn - and unlearn? The topic Reforming: Space, body, and politics guides all aspects of the conference program: the keynotes, roundtables and plenaries as well as the paper sessions. While we call for the exploration and critical discussion of these three notions as a set of key concepts for practical theology in this moment of time, we are also interested in their relevance for how practical theology as a discipline might be reformed.