This handy, accessible introduction to reading theology helps readers engage doctrine critically and charitably. It serves as a primer to theological texts, offering practical guidelines for assessing theology and equipping the next generation of pastors and theologians to read theological literature wisely--even when they might disagree with it. An ideal theology textbook, it is especially well suited for students reading theological literature and discussing doctrine for the first time.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||9 MB|
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Table of ContentsContents
Prologue: What Kind of Book Is This?
Part 1: On Reading Charitably
1. Enemies of Love: The Challenge of Reading Theology Charitably
2. Context, Context, Context: The Backstory of Theology
Part 2: On Reading Critically
3. The Bible Tells Me So: Theology and Scripture
4. Haven't We Heard This Before? Theology and Tradition
5. Believing Possible Things: Theology and Reason
6. The Trial of Real Life: Theology and Experience
Epilogue: Practice Makes Perceptive