By the Renewing of Your Minds

By the Renewing of Your Minds : The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine

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Through close readings of a number of classic texts, Charry develops the thesis that classic Christian theology is thoroughly shaped by pastoral and moral purposes. Charry's hope is to show contemporary theologians how to teach the faith in a morally constructive fashion, transcending the current destructive opposition between 'academic' and 'pastoral' more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 228 x 270 x 20mm | 60g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195134869
  • 9780195134865
  • 597,500

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A significant contribution to both academic and pastoral theology, and might go a long way toward healing the breach between the two. * Bruce D. Marshall, St. Olaf College * a fine academic book that seeks to narrow the gap between the lectern and the learner; the pulpit and the pew; the head and the heart. * Robbie F. Castleman, Themelios, Vol.25:3. * a passion and persuasiveness that is as refreshing in style as it is rigorous in scholarship. * Robbie F. Castleman, Themelios,Vol.25:3. * The final chapter is simply hard to put down. * Robbie F. Castleman, Themelios,Vol.25:3. * Charry's book will contribute to the very thing she wants to see revived in the education of the church's theologians, from scholastic ivory towers to Sunday schools in the local church, theologians thinking of themselves as 'pastors helping people find their identidy in God'. * Robbie F. Castleman, Themelios,Vol.25:3. *show more

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