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TORRES SERRANO, JUAN MANUEL. The correlation method in practical theology: basic principles, objetives, interests, and limits. Theol. Xave. [online]. 2011, vol.61, n.171, pp. 241-261. ISSN 0120-3649.
Thanks to the anthropological, hermeneutical, and political turns, Catholic theology has come to acknowledge the theological and pastoral importance of relating human situations and Christian message. In particular, pastoral or practical theology, which promotes a reflective consciousness about ecclesial action, has allowed the acknowledgement of the critical, performative, and dialectical correlation between social analysis, theological interpretation of reality, and the transformation of ecclesial practices. This article presents the basic principles, objectives, and limits of the correlation method in the context of practical theology. To do so, the author uses as fundamental reference Marc Donzé's theological reflection.
Palavras-chave : Practical or pastoral theology; correlation method; social analysis; theological interpretation; catechism lesson.