In this book--the first in a series of short, accessible guides--noted author Alister McGrath examines the nature of faith. Offering an extended reflection on the opening words of the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed--"I believe"--McGrath provides a compelling defense of core Christian beliefs. In his usual learned yet accessible style, McGrath demonstrates how these enduring Christian beliefs help explain God's world and our place in it. With future volumes to examine other core Christian principles, McGrath's new series will define "mere Christianity" to a new generation for years to come. Ideal for group study and personal devotion.
About the Author
Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education; Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture at King's College, London; and a prolific Christian author. His most recent books include Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith; Why God Won't Go Away: Is the New Atheism Running on Empty?; and Surprised by Meaning: Science, Faith, and How We Make Sense of Things.
Table of Contents
1 The journey: clues to the meaning of the universe 1
2 The map, the lens and the light: making sense of things 26
3 Words and stories: discovering the deeper significance of faith 40
4 The creeds: a public vision of faith 60
5 'I believe': stepping into the 'big picture' 82
Appendix: The Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed 106
A short booklist 114
What People are Saying About This
"Faith and Creeds is the type of work that lingers in your mind long after you devour its contents."--Jonathan Martinez, The Gospel Coalition