Theology: A Very Short Introduction

Theology: A Very Short Introduction

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This Very Short Introduction provides both believers and non-believers with a balanced survey of the central questions of contemporary theology. David Ford's interrogative approach draws the reader into 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 proves the nature of experience, knowledge, and wisdom in theology, and discusses what is involved in interpreting theological texts today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 109.22 x 167.64 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • halftones, line drawings
  • 0192853848
  • 9780192853844
  • 173,801

Table of contents

Preface ; PART I: DESCRIBING THE FIELD ; 1. Introduction: Theology and the Religions in Transformation ; 2. Theology and Religious Studies: How is the Field Shaped? ; PART II: THEOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS ; 3. Thinking of God ; 4. Living before God: Worship, Ethics and Politics ; 5. Facing Evil ; 6. Jesus Christ ; 7. Imagining Salvation ; PART III: SKILLS, DISCIPLINES AND METHODS ; 8. Through the Past to the Present: History and Texts ; 9. Experience, Reason and Wisdom ; PART IV: CONCLUSION ; 10. Theology for the Third Millenniumshow more

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