This introductory theology text explains key concepts in Christian doctrine and shows that doctrine is integrally linked to the practical realities of Christian life. In order to grow into more faithful practitioners of Christianity, we need to engage in the practice of learning doctrine and understanding how it shapes faithful lives. Beth Felker Jones helps students articulate basic Christian doctrines, think theologically so they can act Christianly in a diverse world, and connect Christian thought to their everyday life of faith.This book, written from a solidly evangelical yet ecumenically aware perspective, models a way of doing theology that is generous and charitable. It attends to history and contemporary debates and features voices from the global church. Sidebars made up of illustrative quotations, key Scripture passages, classic hymn texts, and devotional poetry punctuate the chapters.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Beth Felker Jones (PhD, Duke University) is associate professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. She is the author of several books, including Touched by a Vampire and Marks of His Wounds: Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection. She is also a regular columnist for The Christian Century.
Table of Contents
ContentsIntroduction: To Practice Doctrine1. Speaking of God: Theology and the Christian Life2. Knowing God: Doctrines of Revelation and Scripture3. The God We Worship: Doctrine of the Trinity4. A Delightful World: Doctrines of Creation and Providence5. Reflecting God's Image: Theological Anthropology6. The Personal Jesus: Christology7. The Work of Jesus Christ: Soteriology8. The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life: Pneumatology9. Church in a Diverse World: Ecclesiology10. Resurrection Hope: EschatologyBenediction: A Prayer for the Practice of Christian DoctrineIndex