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A Practical Primer on Theological Method: Table Manners For Discussing God, His Works, and His Ways

Michael J SvigelGlenn R Kreider

A Practical Primer on Theological Method: Table Manners For Discussing God, His Works, and His Ways

Michael J SvigelGlenn R Kreider

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Around a table sit men and women with distinct roles: The Interpreter, the Theologian, the Virtuous, the Philosopher, the Scientist, the Artist, the Minister, and the Historian. Each is ready to engage in a passionate discussion centered on God, his works, and his ways. Regardless of which role you play at the same table, you're invited. You simply need to pull up a chair and join the conversation. But how? What do you say when you take your seat? Where do you start? What are the "rules" of the dialogue?

A Practical Primer on Theological Method will help you answer these questions. This primer is not only a "how-to" manual for doing theology, but a handbook of etiquette for doctrinal discussions with other believers. This popular-level introductory text presents the proper manner, mode, and means of engaging fruitfully in theology.



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Around a table sit men and women with distinct roles: The Interpreter, the Theologian, the Virtuous, the Philosopher, the Scientist, the Artist, the Minister, and the Historian. Each is ready to engage in a passionate discussion centered on God, his works, and his ways. Regardless of which role you play at the same table, you're invited. You simply need to pull up a chair and join the conversation. But how? What do you say when you take your seat? Where do you start? What are the "rules" of the dialogue?

A Practical Primer on Theological Method will help you answer these questions. This primer is not only a "how-to" manual for doing theology, but a handbook of etiquette for doctrinal discussions with other believers. This popular-level introductory text presents the proper manner, mode, and means of engaging fruitfully in theology.


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Table Of Contents

  • :prologue: The Purpose Of This Primer
  • This Book Is Meant To Be Used As A Primer And Invitation To The Task Of Theology, Providing An Introductory Orientation To Theological Method And A Practical Guide For Doing Theology.
  • Introduction: Around The Table
  • Theological Method Can Be Likened To A Round Table Discussion Between Eight Individuals Representing Intersecting Fields Of Inquiry Centered On God’s Revelation.
  • Chapter 1: What Theological Method Is And Isn’t
  • Clearing Up Some Common Misunderstandings, “theological Method” Is Defined As The Manner, Mode, And Means Of Participating In Discourse Concerning God, His Works, And His Ways.
  • Chapter 2: Theology As Framed Dialogue
  • At The Center Of The Round Table, Theological Method Centers Its Discussion On God’s Threefold Revelation: The Word To The World, The Word In The World, And The World Of The Word.
  • Chapter 3: The Task Of The Interpreter
  • Providing Vital Guidance In Biblical Exegesis And Biblical Theology, The Interpreter Maintains The Standard Of Inspired Scripture As The Inviolable Norming Norm Of Theological Method.
  • Chapter 4: The Mind Of The Theologian
  • Guided By The “rule Of Faith” As A Confessional Cornerstone, The Theologian Focuses On Doctrinal Standards Believed, Taught, And Confessed In The Body Of Christ Worldwide.
  • Chapter 5: The Burden Of The Virtuous
  • The Virtuous Serves As The Conscience Of The Table By Attending To Virtues Of Faith, Hope, Love, Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, And Justice As Well As Beauty, Balance, And Proportion.
  • Chapter 6: The Pursuit Of The Philosopher
  • Philosophy Provides Insight Into Fundamental Questions Of Hermeneutics, Truth, Logic, Worldview, And Critical Thinking Necessary To Better Understand, Defend, And Articulate Theology.
  • Chapter 7: The Quest Of The Scientist
  • Gaining Knowledge Through The Observation Of Natural Phenomena, Science Explores Gods Self-revelation In Creation To Better Understand And Communicate Theological Truth.
  • Chapter 8: The Genius Of The Artist
  • Arts And Culture Contribute To A Better Understanding And Articulation Of God, His Works, And His Ways As Particular Means Of Revealing The Image Of God Through Human Creativity.
  • Chapter 9: The Labor Of The Minister
  • Practical Christian Living And Ministry Contribute To Theological Reflection By Applying It In The Arena Of Experience, Resulting In A Better Understanding And Articulation Of Theological Truth.
  • Chapter 10: The Voice Of The Historian
  • To Gain Wisdom And Insight From Pastors And Teachers Of The Past, The Historian Contributes To Theology By A Study Of History Of Doctrine, History Of Interpretation, And Church History.
  • Chapter 11: Invitation To The Table
  • All Believers, From Every Field, Are Invited To The Task Of Theology: The Discourse Concerning God, His Works, And His Ways.

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  • Catalogue Code 531213
  • Product Code 9780310588801
  • ISBN 0310588804
  • EAN 9780310588801
  • UPC 025986588809
  • Pages 144
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Sep 2019

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