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Halieutica
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Halieutica, derived from Mark 1:17 (Gk ἁλιεὺς ἀνϑρώπων/halieús anthrṓpôn, “fisher of men”), was the term for a sub-discipline of practical theology in the 19th century. G.A.F. Sickel introduced it in 1829. Against the background of the loss of pastoral effectiveness, he wanted to establish a “science… that, with greater attention to the inner being of a person, would instruct young theologians in how one could win people for the Kingdom of God through preaching that followed the laws of …

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Grethlein, Christian, “Halieutica”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_09253>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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