Faith Lacking Understanding
Theology “in a Glass Darkly” In an attempt to put mystery back at the heart of Christian theology, Randal Rauser leads the reader on a riveting and, at times, unsettling journey through the major doctrines encapsulated in the Apostles’...
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Theology “in a Glass Darkly”
In an attempt to put mystery back at the heart of Christian theology, Randal Rauser leads the reader on a riveting and, at times, unsettling journey through the major doctrines encapsulated in the Apostles’ Creed. In each case he illustrates how a theoretical understanding of the doctrine as yet eludes us. We simply do not know, for example, what it means for God to be Trinity, or how Christ can be both human and divine, or how the atonement works.
However, Rauser shows that the journey of thinking theologically - which arises out of a love for, and worship of God within a communal atmosphere - is as important as the end result of achieving doctrines that approximate reality. In this way the author seeks to steer us on a middle course between the twin errors of evangelicalism (heightening the doctrine) and liberalism (heightening the process). This is a gripping, clearly written and unique introduction to honest and humble Christian theology for an emerging culture.
Randal Rauser is associate professor of historical theology at Taylor Seminary, Edmonton, Canada.
Randal Rauser (Ph.D., King's College, London) is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Taylor Seminary, Edmonton. Dr. Rauser's passions include that of developing a biblically sound apologetic theology that meets the challenges of secular western culture. He is a popular speaker and gifted communicator who seeks to bring the truth of Scripture to bear on the real-life issues of today.
Dr. Rauser is the co-author (with Daniel Hill) of Christian Philosophy A-Z (Edinburgh University Press, and author of Faith Lacking Understanding (Paternoster); Finding God in the Shack (Paternoster) and Theology in Search of Foundations (Oxford University Press).
He is currently writing a book on the meaning of the concept of unconditional election in Calvinism. Next up will be a book on Christians and truth- Youre Not As Crazy As I Think: Dialogue in a World of Loud Voices and Hardened Opinions (Biblica, 2011), and a book on atheism and theodicy tentatively titled From Angels to Zeus: Apologetics in one long conversation
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