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Francis, Leslie J.

Works: 311 works in 718 publications in 2 languages and 16,228 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Liturgical lessons  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Periodicals  Commentaries  Meditations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt, Contributor
Classifications: BV1464, 230
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leslie J Francis
Archiv für Religionspsychologie = archive for the psychology of religion, vol. 26 by J. A. van Belzen( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1914 the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) publishes the Archiv für Religionspsychologie/Archive for the Psychology of Religion. It is a scholarly, trilingual (English, French and German) annual; most articles are in English language. The annual contains articles from a broad range of perspectives around the psychology of religion
Empirical theology in texts and tables : qualitative, quantitative and comparative perspectives by Leslie J Francis( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Empirical theology offers fresh insights into the concerns of both the Church and the Academy. It does this by accessing empirical evidence using the tools of the social sciences, and placing this evidence in the context of theological critique and contemporary debate." "In this collection of focused essays, leading experts of empirical theology illustrate key perspectives within this rapidly expanding discipline."--Jacket
Religion, education and adolescence : international and empirical perspectives by Jeff Astley( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Religious diversity, religious enthusiasm and religious misunderstanding remain at the heart of so much social, economic and political conflict in the world today. In this climate, religious educators have become increasingly aware of the significance of listening to the religious perceptions of adolescents, using the best research techniques pioneered by the empirical social sciences, including sociology, psychology and anthropology." "This collection of studies, sponsored by the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, draws together Christian, Islamic and Jewish perspectives from England, Germany, Israel, Norway, Turkey and Wales."--Jacket
Exploring ordinary theology : everyday Christian believing and the church by Leslie J Francis( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordinary theology characterizes the reflective God-talk of the great majority of churchgoers, and others who remain largely untouched by the assumptions, concepts and arguments that academic theology takes for granted. Jeff Astley coined the phrase in his innovative study, Ordinary Theology: Looking, Listening and Learning in Theology, arguing that 'speaking statistically ordinary theology is the theology of God's Church'.A number of scholars have responded to this and related conceptualizations, exploring their theological implications. Other researchers have adopted the perspective in examining a range of Church practices and contexts of Christian discipleship, using the tools of empirical study. Ordinary theology research has proved to be key in uncovering people's everyday lay theology or ordinary dogmatics. Exploring Ordinary Theology presents fresh contributions from a wide range of authors, who address the theological, empirical and practical dimensions of this central feature of ordinary Christian existence and the life of the Church. -- Publisher
The public significance of religion by International Society for Empirical Research in Theology( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reflects on the idea that religion represents a force in the public realms of society. The empirical evidence reveals a regained relevance for and commitment to religion re-emerging in secularized countries, but also that it does so in a new form: unexpected, foreign, and maybe even dangerous. If religion regains public significance in social debates, what are its characteristics in terms of topics and interests, actors and parties? How is this experienced and evaluated by different groups in society? What are the motives of religious groups and churches to re-enter the public domain
A reader on preaching : making connections by Leslie J Francis( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of twenty-nine articles by international experts in the area of homiletics coincides with the revival of interest in preaching over the last twenty-five years. It is practical without being merely tips for preachers; and it offers the necessary theoretical discussion for anyone who wants to take the art of preaching seriously. No important issue has been omitted and, taken as a whole, the book constitutes a first class introduction to the principles, processes, context and theology of preaching."--Jacket
Personality type and scripture : exploring Mark's Gospel by Leslie J Francis( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on one of the synoptic gospels (Mark, Luke, Matthew), this title also includes gospel readings from the fourth gospel, "The Gospel of St John". It uses type theory to explore readings from the gospels appropriate for the liturgical year
Sociology, theology and the curriculum by Leslie J Francis( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The innovative essays in this dialogue demonstrate how sociology can be enriched by the scrutiny and insights of theology, and how the proper subject matter of theology can be illuminated by the theories and empirical methodologies of sociology." "Sociology, Theology and the Curriculum is essential reading for everyone concerned with the changing interface between these two dynamic disciplines."--BOOK JACKET
Exploring Matthew's gospel : a guide to the gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary by Leslie J Francis( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jung's theory of psychological type distinguishes between the four functions of sensing, intuition, thinking and feeling." "This book uses type theory to explore 16 passages from Matthew's Gospel as they appear in the Revised Common Lectionary. The insights gained provide an invaluable resource for teachers and leaders, as well as a key tool for personal meditation." "The theory has profound implications for Christian leaders, who need to nurture all four psychological types in their congregations, and also for how individual Christians meditate on Scripture to nourish their whole selves."--Jacket
Religious education and freedom of religion and belief by Stephen Parker( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and Italian and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What opportunities and challenges are presented to religious education across the globe by the basic human right of freedom of religion and belief? To what extent does religious education facilitate or inhibit 'freedom of religion' in schools? What contribution can religious education make to freedom in the modern world? This volume provides answers to these and related questions by drawing together a selection of the papers delivered at the seventeenth session of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values held in Ottawa in 2010. These reflections from international scholars, drawing upon historical, theoretical and empirical perspectives, provide insights into the development of religious education in a range of national contexts, from Europe to Canada and South Africa, as well as illuminating possible future directions for the subject
Christian perspectives on faith development : a reader by Jeff Astley( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theological perspectives on christian formation : a reader on theology and Christian education by Jeff Astley( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth in transit : a profile of 16-25 year olds by Leslie J Francis( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gospel in the willows : forty meditations inspired by the wind in the willows by Leslie J Francis( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience of adulthood : a profile of 26-39 year olds by Leslie J Francis( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian perspectives for education : a reader in the theology of education by Leslie J Francis( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural life and rural church : theological and empirical perspectives by Leslie J Francis( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays brought together here present a broad assessment of the serious issues facing rural life and the rural church today. The authors are drawn from the Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and Pentecostal Churches. The essays explore a wide range of biblical, theological, sociological, and historical concerns and topics. Throughout, the book is informed by a spirit of listening - to church-goers, clergy, church leaders, and local communities. Rural Life and Rural Church provides an invaluable resource for clergy and lay Christians involved in rural ministry, initial and continuing ministerial
The values debate : a voice from the pupils by Leslie J Francis( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The debate about values among the young has generated a great range of opinions, but little real evidence from young people themselves. This new study provides the essential evidence that has hitherto been missing from the debate." "The Values Debate presents findings from a survey conducted among 34,000 13-15 year olds throughout England and Wales, giving particular attention to social, personal and moral issues. The analysis begins with an overview of what teenagers really think. What are their views on sex, family, AIDS and homosexuality? What stand do they take on tobacco, alcohol and drugs? How do they view abortion and divorce? What importance do they attribute to pornography and violence? What opinions do they hold on pollution, poverty and responsibility for the developing world? What value do they place on themselves and on their future lives?"--Jacket
Drift from the Churches : attitude toward Christianity during childhood and adolescence by William K Kay( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research in religious education( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Research in Religious Education maps the considerable achievements which have been made in empirical studies in religious education since the early 1960s. Key researchers in the field from Britain, Europe and Israel discuss research and present new findings concerned with childhood spirituality, faith development, operational thinking, gender differences, relationships between religion and self esteem, happiness, obsessionality, and personality." "New information is presented on teachers in Anglican schools, catechesis in Catholic schools, pupils in independent Christian schools, and graduates from Jewish schools. New insights are provided on the debate between science and religion, the influence of A Level gospel study, fundamentalism and school assemblies."--Jacket
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Exploring Matthew's gospel : a guide to the gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary
Empirical theology in texts and tables : qualitative, quantitative and comparative perspectivesReligion, education and adolescence : international and empirical perspectivesThe public significance of religionA reader on preaching : making connectionsPersonality type and scripture : exploring Mark's GospelSociology, theology and the curriculumExploring Matthew's gospel : a guide to the gospel readings in the Revised Common LectionaryThe gospel in the willows : forty meditations inspired by the wind in the willows
Alternative Names
Francis, L. J.

Francis, L. J. 1947-

Francis, L. J. (Leslie J.), 1947-

Francis, Leslie

Francis, Leslie J.

Francis Leslie J. 1947-....

Francis, Leslie John.

Francis, Leslie John 1947-

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Italian (1)