Theology: A Very Short Introduction
:This Very Short Introduction provides both the believer and non-believer with a balanced survey of the central questions of theology. David Ford's approach draws us in to considering the principles underlying religious belief, including the centrality of salvation to most...
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:This Very Short Introduction provides both the believer and non-believer with a balanced survey of the central questions of theology. David Ford's approach draws us in to considering the principles underlying religious belief, including the centrality of salvation to most major religions, the concept of God in ancient, modern, and postmodern contexts, the challenge posed to theology by prayer and worship, and the issue of sin and evil. He also probes thenature of experience, knowledge, and wisdom in theology, and discusses what is involved in interpreting theological texts. In this new edition, Ford considers the contemporary relevance oftheology, including the effect of globalization and digitized communication, examines the theological responses to change and development in science, considers the impact of increased engagement between Islam and the West, and looks at the development and importance of theology between the different faiths. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized booksare the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
David F. Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He is author of Self and Salvation: Being Transformed (1999) and co-editor with Ben Quash and Janet Martin Soskice of Fields of Faith: Theology and Religious Studies for the Twenty-First Century (2005).
- :prefacepart 1: Describing The Field1: Introduction: Theology And The Religions In Transformation2: Theology And Religious Studies: How Is The Field Shaped?part 2: Theological Explorations3: Thinking Of God4: Living Before God: Worship, Ethics, And Politics5: Facing Evil6: Jesus Christ7: Salvation - Scope, Intensity, And Dialoguespart 3: Skills, Disciplines, And Methods8: Through The Past To The Present: History And Texts9: Experience, Reason, And Wisdompart 4: Prospects10: Theology For The Third Millenniumreferencesfurther Reading