A Little Book For New Theologians
Whenever we read, think, hear or say anything about God, we are doing theology. Yet theology isn't just a matter of what we think. It affects who we are. In the tradition of Helmut Thielicke's A Little Exercise for Young...
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Whenever we read, think, hear or say anything about God, we are doing theology. Yet theology isn't just a matter of what we think. It affects who we are. In the tradition of Helmut Thielicke's A Little Exercise for Young Theologians, Kelly Kapic offers a concise introduction to the study of theology for newcomers to the field. He highlights the value and importance of theological study and explains its unique nature as a serious discipline. Not only concerned with content and method, Kapic explores the skills, attitudes and spiritual practices needed by those who take up the discipline. This brief, clear and lively primer draws out the relevance of theology for Christian life, worship, mission, witness and more. "Theology is about life," writes Kapic. "It is not a conversation our souls can afford to avoid."
Kelly M. Kapic (Ph.D., (Systematic and Historical Theology), King's College, University of London, London, UK) is Professor of Theological Studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
He is the author of The Devoted Life: An Invitation to the Puritan Classics (IVP: Downers Grove, 2004, and IVP: UK, Nottingham) edited with Randall Gleason; Overcoming Sin and Temptation: Three Classic Works by John Owen (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2006) edited with Justin Taylor; Communion with God: The Divine and the Human in John Owen's Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007); Communion with the Triune God: A Classic work by John Owen (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007); God So Loved He Gave: Entering the Movement of Divine Generosity (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010) with Justin Borger.
Forthcoming publications include with M. Kapic and Bruce McCormack, ed., Mapping Modern Theology: A Thematic History of Recent Theological Reflection (Grand Rapids, Baker Academic, 2011); with Randal Rauser, Everyday Saints: Voices From the Past: 100-1500 AD (Grand Rapids, Zondervan); Everyday Saints: Voices From the Past: 1500-Today (Grand Rapids, Zondervan).
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- Whenever We Read, Think, Hear Or Say Anything About God, We Are Doing Theology. Yet Theology Isn't Just A Matter Of What We Think. It Affects Who We Are. In The Tradition Of Helmut Thielicke's <em>a Little Exercise For Young Theologians</em>, Kelly Kapic Offers A Concise Introduction To The Study Of Theology For Newcomers To The Field. He Highlights The Value And Importance Of Theological Study And Explains Its Unique Nature As A Serious Discipline. Not Only Concerned With Content And Method, Kapic Explores The Skills, Attitudes And Spiritual Practices Needed By Those Who Take Up The Discipline. This Brief, Clear And Lively Primer Draws Out The Relevance Of Theology For Christian Life, Worship, Mission, Witness And More. "theology Is About Life," Writes Kapic. "it Is Not A Conversation Our Souls Can Afford To Avoid."
- Part I: Why Study Theology
- 1. Entering The Conversation
- 2. To Know And Enjoy God: Becoming Wise
- 3. Theology As Pilgrimage
- Part Ii: Characteristics Of Faithful Theologians And Theology
- 4. The Inseparability Of Life And Theology
- 5. Faithful Reason
- 6. Prayer And Study
- 7. Humility And Repentance
- 8. Suffering, Justice, And Knowing God
- 9. Tradition And Community
- 10. Loving Scripture