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An Introduction to Christian Theology

An Introduction to Christian Theology

by Anthony Towey

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Overview

There has long been a need for a comprehensive but truly introductory single-authored textbook in theology. By introducing the reader to the biblical, doctrinal and contemporary dimensions of Christianity with the help of illustrated examples from selected primary texts, the book provides an excellent grounding in theology for both students of the discipline and the general reader. The work explores key 'tools' for the scientific study of theology, endeavoring both to affirm the rationale behind Christian thinking, and also to familiarize the reader with significant contrary positions. The solid foundations in biblical theology and hermeneutics given in the book will enable students to read Judeo-Christian scripture intelligently. Key testimonies regarding Jesus Christ are scrutinized and the nature of the New Testament discussed. As well as the emergence of doctrinal orthodoxy and the later disagreements which have shaped contemporary Christianity, the reader will become familiar with the dimensions of current Christian thinking in its dialogue with post-modernity.

This new edition will include an additional chapter examining Spirituality, and a series of podcasts for each chapter.



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ISBN-13: 9780567678195
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/22/2018
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 584
Product dimensions: 6.66(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.62(d)

About the Author

Anthony Towey has spent over 20 years teaching and lecturing in theology at every level. He is a former Academic Tutor of the English College, Rome, and currently Head of the School of Theology, Philosophy and History at St Mary's University College, London.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION AND TANAK

1. THEOLOGY – Thoughtful conversation about God
2. GENESIS – God, Creation and Humanity
3. TORAH – Covenant, Exodus and the Law
4. NEB'IM – Prophets, Kings & Exile
5. KETUBIM – Priests, Poets & Wisdom

NEW TESTAMENT

6. GOSPELS – Jesus as Messiah
7. GOSPELS – Theology of the Kingdom
8. GOSPELS – Death & Resurrection
9. ACTS – The Way of the Lord
10. PAUL – Religious Revolutionary
11. JOHN – Theology & Witness

CLASSICAL

12. CANON – Scriptures & Theology
13. CREED – Kerygma to Creed
14. COUNCILS – Councils & Controversy
15. ECCLESIOLOGY – New Israel, New Church, New Empire?
16. CLASSICAL – Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas
17. SACRAMENTS – Biblical & Scholastic Synthesis
18. REFORMATION – Ecclesiology in Three Dimensions

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY

19. THEOLOGY 'versus' PHILOSOPHY
20. THEOLOGY 'versus' SCIENCE
21. THEOLOGY 'versus' ANTHROPOLOGY
22. DIALOGUES in Different Voices
23. DIALOGUES in Ethics
24. DIALOGUES in Faith
25. DIALOGUE & the Future
26. Spirituality

Index
Bibliography

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