Randal Rauser is associate professor of historical theology at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton, Canada where he teaches in the areas of theology, apologetics, worldview, and church history. Randal is the author of several books including Finding God in the Shack (Paternoster, 2009), and Theology in Search of Foundations (Oxford University Press, 2009). Randal blogs regularly at "The Christian Post" as "The Tentative Apologist". He lectures widely on theology, worldview, and apologetics. He is married to Jasper and has one daughter and two yappy dogs. You can visit him online at www.randalrauser.com.
Faith Lacking Understandingby Randal Rauser
In an attempt to put mystery back at the heart of Christian theology, Rauser leads the reader on a riveting and, at times, unsettling journey through the major doctrines encapsulated in the Apostles' Creed. In each case he illustrates how a theoretical understanding of the doctrine as yet eludes us. We simply do not know, for example, what it means for God to be Trinity, or how Christ can be both human and divine, or how the atonement works. Rauser shows that the journey of thinking theologically which arises out of a love for, and worship of God within a communal atmosphere is as important as the end result of achieving doctrines that approximate reality. In this way the author seeks to steer us on a middle course between the twin errors of evangelicalism (heightening the doctrine) and liberalism (heightening the process).
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