Christian Theology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 1

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Overview

Christian Theology: A Brief Introduction is an incisive and engaging textbook that shows students how to think theologically Ð how they can respond both creatively and intelligently to the issues and challenges that face them today. Gareth Jone
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745610634
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/15/1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gareth Jones is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Birmingham University, and Theological Consultant to the House of Bishops.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Christian Theology? 1
Pt. I Mapping the Terrain 9
1 Christian Theology and Christian Faith 11
2 Christian Theology: Some Important Qualities 26
Pt. II Handling the Building Blocks 43
3 Language and Experience 45
4 The Bible 58
5 History and Tradition 72
6 Society and Culture 87
Pt. III Developing Necessary Skills 103
7 Doctrine: The Shape of Christian Theology 105
8 Interpretation: The Task of Christian Theology 120
Pt. IV Looking Around, Past and Present 137
9 Recurrent Themes in Christian Theology 139
10 Contemporary Issues 154
Conclusion: The Ever-widening Ripple 168
Glossary 171
Suggestions for Further Reading 175
Index 177
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