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Invitation to Theology

Michael Jinkins

Invitation to Theology

Michael Jinkins

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Foreword by Alan TorranceIntroductionThe Vitality of Christian CommunityThe Theme of Our CourseChristology and ChronologyA Subversive TheologyAcknowledgmentsClass 1: What's the Use of Theology?The Trap of MeasurabilityThe Trap of UtilityThe Value of TheologyHomework AssignmentsClass 2: Methods in the MadnessTheology as an Act of FaithTheology as ScienceSome Methods in the MadnessApplying the "Who" QuestionHomework AssignmentsClass 3: I Believe in GodThe Truth Will Set You FreeTheological Omelets and the Strange Brew of AuthorityHomework AssignmentsClass 4: I Believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven & EarthFather God?Almighty God?Creator God?Homework AssignmentsClass 5: I Believe in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our LordFaith in Jesus ChristThe Quest for the Historical JesusThe Content of the KerygmaThe Christological ControversiesWhat Does It All Mean?The Lordship of Jesus ChristHomework AssignmentsClass 6: Conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered, Dead & BuriedMartin Luther Meets JesusThe Self-Emptying GodThe Lord of Lost CausesAspects of the Atonement: Toward a More Inclusive FrameworkHomework AssignmentsClass 7: Our Humanity in Light of Jesus ChristImagination Enough to See What Is ThereThe Specificity of Jesus ChristThe Image of GodThe Comprehensive ClaimA Tree Named AdamHomework AssignmentsClass 8: The Holy SpiritLearning Ourselves Through the Holy SpiritA Wind, a Fire, a Power DivineThe Spiritual Humanity of Jesus ChristThe Lord Is the SpiritThe Giving GodHomework AssignmentsClass 9: The Holy Catholic ChurchA Confessional Starting PointThe Community Created by the Holy SpiritBlessed to Be a BlessingMembers of One BodyThe Myth of Solitary ReligionThe Myth of Voluntary ReligionThe Specificity of the ChurchThe Church and the Kingdom of GodHomework AssignmentsClass 10: The Forgiveness of SinsThe Environment of ForgivenessThe Verbum visible of ForgivenessThe Ethics of PerichoresisHomework AssignmentsClass 11: The Resurrection of the Body & the Life EverlastingA Teleological VisionThe Resurrection of the BodyThe First Fruit of ResurrectionPeregrini et hospites super terramAmenBibliographyIndex of NamesIndex of Subjects

- Publisher Are you intimidated by theology? Confused? Bored?Michael Jinkins knows it doesn't have to be that way. "Theology is our critical and prayerful reflection on the totality of life," he writes. "We all do theology on a regular basis, whether or not we are conscious of the fact."InInvitation to TheologyJinkins offers a knowledgeable, helpful and caring guide to walk you through the basics of the Christian faith. Following the pattern of the ancient summary of the Christian faith, the Apostles' Creed, Jinkins highlights the key doctrines of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, humanity, church, salvation and resurrection. He cuts a clear path through theological terms, traditions and debates. And in the spirit of C. S. Lewis, he invites you to consider some of the most profound reflections--from the distant past to the present day--on Christian belief. Throughout this fascinating journey, the main road is always kept in view:"The meaning and shape of our life together as a community of persons is grounded in the inner life of God, the Trinity, and has been revealed to us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ."If you are eager to think about your faith, to examine what and why you believe and to reflect on how such faith can be lived out in our world,Invitation to Theologyis the book for you.

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Foreword by Alan TorranceIntroductionThe Vitality of Christian CommunityThe Theme of Our CourseChristology and ChronologyA Subversive TheologyAcknowledgmentsClass 1: What's the Use of Theology?The Trap of MeasurabilityThe Trap of UtilityThe Value of TheologyHomework AssignmentsClass 2: Methods in the MadnessTheology as an Act of FaithTheology as ScienceSome Methods in the MadnessApplying the "Who" QuestionHomework AssignmentsClass 3: I Believe in GodThe Truth Will Set You FreeTheological Omelets and the Strange Brew of AuthorityHomework AssignmentsClass 4: I Believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven & EarthFather God?Almighty God?Creator God?Homework AssignmentsClass 5: I Believe in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our LordFaith in Jesus ChristThe Quest for the Historical JesusThe Content of the KerygmaThe Christological ControversiesWhat Does It All Mean?The Lordship of Jesus ChristHomework AssignmentsClass 6: Conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered, Dead & BuriedMartin Luther Meets JesusThe Self-Emptying GodThe Lord of Lost CausesAspects of the Atonement: Toward a More Inclusive FrameworkHomework AssignmentsClass 7: Our Humanity in Light of Jesus ChristImagination Enough to See What Is ThereThe Specificity of Jesus ChristThe Image of GodThe Comprehensive ClaimA Tree Named AdamHomework AssignmentsClass 8: The Holy SpiritLearning Ourselves Through the Holy SpiritA Wind, a Fire, a Power DivineThe Spiritual Humanity of Jesus ChristThe Lord Is the SpiritThe Giving GodHomework AssignmentsClass 9: The Holy Catholic ChurchA Confessional Starting PointThe Community Created by the Holy SpiritBlessed to Be a BlessingMembers of One BodyThe Myth of Solitary ReligionThe Myth of Voluntary ReligionThe Specificity of the ChurchThe Church and the Kingdom of GodHomework AssignmentsClass 10: The Forgiveness of SinsThe Environment of ForgivenessThe Verbum visible of ForgivenessThe Ethics of PerichoresisHomework AssignmentsClass 11: The Resurrection of the Body & the Life EverlastingA Teleological VisionThe Resurrection of the BodyThe First Fruit of ResurrectionPeregrini et hospites super terramAmenBibliographyIndex of NamesIndex of Subjects
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Are you intimidated by theology? Confused? Bored?Michael Jinkins knows it doesn't have to be that way. "Theology is our critical and prayerful reflection on the totality of life," he writes. "We all do theology on a regular basis, whether or not we are conscious of the fact."InInvitation to TheologyJinkins offers a knowledgeable, helpful and caring guide to walk you through the basics of the Christian faith. Following the pattern of the ancient summary of the Christian faith, the Apostles' Creed, Jinkins highlights the key doctrines of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, humanity, church, salvation and resurrection. He cuts a clear path through theological terms, traditions and debates. And in the spirit of C. S. Lewis, he invites you to consider some of the most profound reflections--from the distant past to the present day--on Christian belief. Throughout this fascinating journey, the main road is always kept in view:"The meaning and shape of our life together as a community of persons is grounded in the inner life of God, the Trinity, and has been revealed to us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ."If you are eager to think about your faith, to examine what and why you believe and to reflect on how such faith can be lived out in our world,Invitation to Theologyis the book for you.
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Meet the Author

Michael Jinkins

Michael Jinkins (D.Min., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is Dean of the Faculty and professor of pastoral theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He has also served as a pastor of several congregations. His books include Letters to New Pastors and Called to be Human (Eerdmans); Christianity, Tolerance and Pluralism (Routledge Press); The Church Faces Death: Ecclesiology in a Postmodern Context (Oxford University Press); An Invitation to Theology (InterVarsity Press) and In the House of the Lord: Inhabiting the Psalms of Lament (Liturgical Press).
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Table Of Contents

  • Foreword By Alan Torrance
  • introduction
  • The Vitality Of Christian Community
  • The Theme Of Our Course
  • Christology And Chronology
  • A Subversive Theology
  • Acknowledgments
  • class 1: What's The Use Of Theology?
  • The Trap Of Measurability
  • The Trap Of Utility
  • The Value Of Theology
  • Homework Assignments
  • class 2: Methods In The Madness
  • Theology As An Act Of Faith
  • Theology As Science
  • Some Methods In The Madness
  • Applying The "who" Question
  • Homework Assignments
  • class 3: I Believe In God
  • The Truth Will Set You Free
  • Theological Omelets And The Strange Brew Of Authority
  • Homework Assignments
  • class 4: I Believe In God, The Father Almighty, Creator Of Heaven & Earth
  • Father God?
  • Almighty God?
  • Creator God?
  • Homework Assignments
  • class 5: I Believe In Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord
  • Faith In Jesus Christ
  • The Quest For The Historical Jesus
  • The Content Of The kerygma
  • The Christological Controversies
  • What Does It All Mean?
  • The Lordship Of Jesus Christ
  • Homework Assignments
  • class 6: Conceived By The Holy Spirit, Born Of The Virgin Mary, Suffered, Dead & Buried
  • Martin Luther Meets Jesus
  • The Self-emptying God
  • The Lord Of Lost Causes
  • Aspects Of The Atonement: Toward A More Inclusive Framework
  • Homework Assignments
  • class 7: Our Humanity In Light Of Jesus Christ
  • Imagination Enough To See What Is There
  • The Specificity Of Jesus Christ
  • The Image Of God
  • The Comprehensive Claim
  • A Tree Named Adam
  • Homework Assignments
  • class 8: The Holy Spirit
  • Learning Ourselves Through The Holy Spirit
  • A Wind, A Fire, A Power Divine
  • The Spiritual Humanity Of Jesus Christ
  • The Lord Is The Spirit
  • The Giving God
  • Homework Assignments
  • class 9: The Holy Catholic Church
  • A Confessional Starting Point
  • The Community Created By The Holy Spirit
  • Blessed To Be A Blessing
  • Members Of One Body
  • The Myth Of Solitary Religion
  • The Myth Of Voluntary Religion
  • The Specificity Of The Church
  • The Church And The Kingdom Of God
  • Homework Assignments
  • class 10: The Forgiveness Of Sins
  • The Environment Of Forgiveness
  • The verbum Visible Of Forgiveness
  • The Ethics Of perichoresis
  • Homework Assignments
  • class 11: The Resurrection Of The Body & The Life Everlasting
  • A Teleological Vision
  • The Resurrection Of The Body
  • The First Fruit Of Resurrection
  • peregrini Et Hospites Super Terram
  • Amen
  • Bibliography
  • Index Of Names
  • Index Of Subjects

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  • Catalogue Code 156912
  • Product Code 0830815627
  • EAN 9780830815623
  • Pages 278
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Feb 2001
  • Sales Rank #25070
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.386kg

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