The Christian Faith: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine / Edition 1

The Christian Faith: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine / Edition 1

by Colin Gunton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631211829

ISBN-13: 9780631211822

Pub. Date: 10/18/2001

Publisher: Wiley

This book offers a comprehensive and lively look at the Christian faith by internationally-respected theologian, Colin Gunton. Distilling a lifetime's experience of teaching and thought, this is a book for those who wish to understand the meaning and relevance of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity.

The order of the book follows the central themes of the

Overview

This book offers a comprehensive and lively look at the Christian faith by internationally-respected theologian, Colin Gunton. Distilling a lifetime's experience of teaching and thought, this is a book for those who wish to understand the meaning and relevance of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity.

The order of the book follows the central themes of the Nicene Creed, the manifesto of the Christian faith. Beginning with consideration of creation and providence, it moves on to the person and work of Christ, and then to the human appropriation of belief and eschatology. A concluding chapter brings together, in a treatment of the Trinity, a discussion of the divine attributes and the doctrine of God that has been revealed in the process of the book's argument.

No other book offers such a comprehensive, systematic and accessible overview of the Christian faith. It will prove invaluable to students of introductory theology, as well as anyone interested in the fundamental claims of Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631211822
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/18/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Part I: Foundations: 'Maker of Heaven and Earth':.

1. Establishing: The Doctrine of Creation.

The Mediation of Creation.

The Meaning of the Doctrine of Creation.

Creator and Creation.

2. Providence.

The Historical Context: Modern.

The Historical Context: Ancient.

Biblical Considerations.

The content of the Doctrine of Providence.

3. Man and Woman.

Matter and Spirit.

Personal Being.

The Blessings of Finitude.

Scripture and Theology.

Conclusion to Part I: God the Father.

Part II: 'His only Son, our Lord':.

4. 'Suffered under Pontius Pilate': A Theology of Salvation.

The Concept of Sin.

Creation and Salvation.

The People of the Promise.

The Achievement of Salvation.

5. The Identity of Jesus Christ.

To Set the Scene.

The Framework of Christology.

The Problem of Dogma.

6. 'And was Made Man': The Incarnation and Humanity of Christ.

The 'Becoming' of God the Son.

Death and the Kingdom.

Priesthood Realised.

God the Son.

Part III: The Perfecting Cause: 'And in the Holy Spirit':.

7. Christian Community and Human Society.

Some Lessons of Christian History.

The Words of Proclamation and of Scripture.

The Elect Community.

Church and the Social Order.

8. The Shape of Christian Life.

Justification: Living by Faith Alone.

Baptism.

Sanctification: Living in the Realm of the Holy.

Resurrection.

9. The Last Enemy.

Death.

Judgement.

Redemption.

Conclusion:.

10. The Triune God of Christian Confession.

Experience Redeemed.

'Economic' and 'Immanent' Trinities.

The Difference the Trinity Makes.

General Index.

Index of Biblical References.

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