Christian Theology: The Basics
Christian Theology: The Basics is a concise introduction to the nature, tasks and central concerns of theology - the study of God within the Christian tradition. Providing a broad overview of the story that Christianity tells us about our human...
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Christian Theology: The Basics is a concise introduction to the nature, tasks and central concerns of theology - the study of God within the Christian tradition. Providing a broad overview of the story that Christianity tells us about our human situation before God, this book will also seek to provide encouragement and a solid foundation for the reader's further explorations within the subject. With debates surrounding the relation between faith and reason in theology, the book opens with a consideration of the basis of theology and goes on to explore key topics including: * The identity of Jesus and debates in Christology * The role of the Bible in shaping theological inquiry * The centrality of the Trinity for all forms of Christian thinking * The promise of salvation and how it is achieved. With suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter along with a glossary Christian Theology: The Basics, is the ideal starting point for those new to study of theology.
Murray Rae (Ph.D., King's College, London) is Asscociate Professor of Theology at University of Otago, New Zealand, previously a lecturer in systematic theology at King's College, London. He has published extensively in the field of Christian theology and has previously collaborated with Colin Gunton in The Practice of Theology (SCM Press, 2001). His other publications include History and Hermeneutics (London: T&T Clark, 2005); Kierkegaard's Vision of the Incarnation: By Faith Transformed (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)and Kierkegaard and Theology ((Philosophy and Theology series; Continuum, 2010)
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- 1. Speaking Of God 2. Creation And Covenant 3. Jesus And The Spirit 4. The Triune God 5. Salvation 6. A New Community 7. Christian Life 8. The Christian Hope