Doubt, Faith, and Certainty
: Pastoral reflections on doubt from an internationally respected theologian In this book celebrated theologian Anthony Thiselton provides clarity on three complicated and long-misunderstood theological concepts that raise urgent practical, pastoral problems for Christians: doubt, faith, and certainty....
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Pastoral reflections on doubt from an internationally respected theologian
In this book celebrated theologian Anthony Thiselton provides clarity on three complicated and long-misunderstood theological concepts that raise urgent practical, pastoral problems for Christians: doubt, faith, and certainty. According to Thiselton, doubt is not always bad, faith can have different meanings in different circumstances, and certainty is fragile.
Drawing on his expertise in the fields of exegesis and hermeneutics, biblical studies, and the history of Christian thought, Thiselton works his way through the labyrinth of past definitions while offering better, more nuanced theological understandings of doubt, faith, and certainty. The result is a book that speaks profoundly to existential concerns.
Anthony C. Thiselton, (Ph.D., Sheffield, D.D (Durham); D.D. (Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth) is Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology at the University of Nottingham, and Canon Theologian of Leicester Cathedral and Southwell Minster. He was formerly Principal of St John's College and Honorary Professor in the University of Durham. He is still an Associate Priest in a Nottingham parish.
His main works include: The Two Horizons: New Testament Hermeneutics and Philosophical Description (Exeter: Paternoster/Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980, Korean, 1990); New Horizons in Hermeneutics: The Theory and Practice of Transforming Biblical Reading (London: HarperCollins/Grand Rapids: Zondervan 1992); Interpreting God and the Postmodern Self, (Edinburgh: T & T Clark/Grand Rapids and Eerdmans, 1995); The Promise of Hermeneutics (Carlisle: Paternoster/Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999, joint author); The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New Internation Commentary on the Greek New Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans/Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2000); A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion (Oxford: Oneworld, 2001); Thiselton on Hermeneutics: Collected Works and New Essays (Aldershot: Ashgate, and Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006); 1 Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans) and The Hermeneutics of Doctrine (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008).