Theology: A Very Short Introduction

Theology: A Very Short Introduction

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This is an introduction to the multifaceted subject of academic theology. Its basic approach is interrogative, raising key questions so as to lead into a range of selected topics such as knowledge, community, salvation, God, prayer and evil. The integrating idea is that of the quest for wisdom and there is a postscript looking forward to theology in the next century.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • halftones, line drawings
  • 0192853147
  • 9780192853141

About David F. Ford

David Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.show more

Table of contents

Part I Describing the field: introduction - theology and the religions in transformation; theology and religious studies - how is the field shaped?. Part II Theological explorations: thinking of God; living before God - worship, ethics and politics; facing evil; Jesus Christ; imagining salvation. Part III Skills, disciplines and methods: through the past to the present - history and texts; experience, reason and wisdom. Part IV Conclusion: theology for the third Millennium.show more

Review Text

This series of short volumes cover the topics Politics, Law, Islam and Music, among others. Each is an excellent introduction to an enormous subject and goes far beyond 'bluff your way in...'. They are thoughtfully written and point the way to further understanding. Ford tackles a multifaceted subject in Theology by raising key questions as an entry to various topics such as evil, community, salvation and God. (Kirkus UK)show more

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