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Theology : a very short introduction

Author: David Ford
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Very short introductions, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a concise and original introduction to the whole of the theological discipline. Writing with a focus on Christianity, David Ford provides a trenchant and balanced discussion of the study of faith and religion. He describes the development of the field of theology, and explores such issues as knowledge, community, worship, salvation, God, prayer, and evil. Ford also weaves the idea of the quest for  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Ford
ISBN: 0192853848 9780192853844
OCLC Number: 268928176
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: 188 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Describing the field --
Introduction: theology and the religions in transformation --
Theology and religious studies: how is the field shaped? --
Theological exploration --
Thinking of God --
Living before God: worship and ethics --
Facing evil --
Jesus Christ --
Salvation: its scope and intensity --
Skills, disciplines, and methods --
Through the past to the present: texts and history --
Experience, knowledge, and wisdom --
Theology for the third millennium.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 9.
Responsibility: David F. Ford.
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Provides both believers and non-believers with a balanced survey of the central questions of contemporary theology. This work draws the reader into considering the principles underlying religious  Read more...

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