Learning Theology Through the Church's Worship: An Introduction to Christian Belief
:This book introduces students to theology with sustained attention to how Christian beliefs and the church's worship interact, both historically and in practice. Dennis Okholm approaches the subject from the necessary intersection of theology and liturgy, showing that learning the...
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:This book introduces students to theology with sustained attention to how Christian beliefs and the church's worship interact, both historically and in practice. Dennis Okholm approaches the subject from the necessary intersection of theology and liturgy, showing that learning the church's doctrine apart from its worship undermines both. The book flows as if the reader were participating in a service of worship. It features illustrative charts and figures that complement challenging concepts and includes suggestions for assignments at the end of the book.
Dennis L. Okholm, (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) teaches in the department of theology and philosophy at Haggard School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University. Previously he was associate professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and an oblate of a Benedictine monastery (Blue Cloud Abbey, SD). He is also co-pastor of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, California. He has co-authored and co-edited several books, including two collections of papers presented at the annual Wheaton Theology Conference- Evangelicals & Scripture: Tradition, Authority and Hermeneutics and The Nature of Confession: Evangelicals & Post-liberals in Conversation, along with Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World and Welcome to the Family: An Introduction to Evangelical Christianity (all in partnership with Timothy R. Phillips). He is a member of numerous societies and boards and received a grant to work on a book-length project on the seven deadly sins.
- :<b>contents</b><br>preface: <i>how To Read This Book<br></i>1. Liturgical Ophthalmology, Or Why Christian Theology And Ethics Begin And End With Worship<br>we Enter By &quot;gathering&quot;<br>2. What Is Christian Theology?<br>we Pray The &quot;collect&quot; Of The Day<br>3. What Are The Sources For And The Results Of Doing Theology?<br>we Hear Scripture And Respond In The &quot;liturgy Of The Word&quot;<br>4. Who Is God? The Doctrine Of The Trinity<br>we Recite The &quot;creed&quot; In Response To Hearing The Word<br>5. Who Is Jesus Christ? Christology<br>we Ponder The Creed's Meaning For Our Belief In Jesus Christ<br>6. How Did The World Come Into Existence And What Keeps It Going? Creation And Providence<br>we Join In The &quot;prayers Of The People&quot;: Thanksgiving And Intercession For The World And The Church<br>7. What Is A Human Being? Theological Anthropology<br>we Kneel In The &quot;confession&quot; Of Our Sins<br>8. What Did Christ Do For Humans? Soteriology<br>we Hear That We Are Forgiven In The &quot;absolution&quot;<br>9. Who Is The Holy Spirit And What Does The Holy Spirit Do? Pneumatology<br>we Pray The &quot;epiclesis&quot; That Invokes The Holy Spirit's Active Presence In Communion<br>10. What Is The Church? Ecclesiology<br>we Continue The &quot;liturgy Of The Table&quot; With The &quot;passing Of The Peace Of Christ&quot;<br>11. The Sacraments<br>we Practice &quot;baptism&quot; And Celebrate &quot;eucharist&quot;<br>12. What Is The Future Of God, Humans, And The World? Eschatology<br>the &quot;dismissal&quot; That Sends Us Out Into The World From Which We Gathered<br>the Benediction<br>appendix: <i>examples Of Assignments To Be Used With This Book<br></i>indexes