An Exploration of Christian Theology

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Overview

Beginning theology students often find themselves bewildered by a maze of beliefs represented in Christian history and tradition. Don Thorsen's An Exploration of Christian Theology unravels the knots of theology by exploring the whole Christian tradition in a simple and straightforward way.

Beginning with introductory chapters on theology, revelation, and authority, this book deals with biblical teaching and Christian tradition related to such topics as God, creation, sin, Jesus Christ, salvation, and eschatology.

Chapters conclude with helpful questions for further reflection and discussion. The author's own original line art, used throughout the text, keeps the reader's feet on the ground with needed comic relief. A convenient glossary of theological terms makes this an even more useful tool.

This is an excellent, college level introduction to Christian theology for classroom or individual use.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565632363
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 453
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Thorsen is professor of theology in the Haggard School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He holds degrees from Stanford University, Asbury Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Drew University. His previous books include The Wesleyan Quadrilateral: Tradition, Reason and Experience as a Model of Evangelical Theology; Theological Resources for Ministry: A Bibliography of Works in Theological Studies; and Inclusive Language Handbook: A Practical Guide to Using Inclusive Language.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
• Theology
• Revelation
• Authority
• Scripture

God
• Nature of God
• Trinity
• Knowledge of God
• Works of God

Creation
• Creation
• Providence and Evil

Humanity
• Humanity and the Image of God
• Nature of Humanity

Sin
• Problem of Sin
• Nature of Sin
• Jesus Christ
• Nature of Jesus Christ

Incarnation
• Works of Jesus Christ
• Holy Spirit
• Nature of the Holy Spirit
• Works of the Holy Spirit

Salvation
• Divine Initiation and Human Response
• Salvation: Becoming a Christian
• Salvation: Being a Christian
• Christian Spirituality

Church
• Church
• Ministry
• Means of Grace and the Sacraments

Eschatology
• Eschatology
• Heaven and Hell

Epilogue
Scripture Index

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