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Understanding Christian Doctrine

Author: Ian S Markham
Publisher: Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Markham, Ian S.
Understanding Christian Doctrine
Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian S Markham
ISBN: 9781118964750 1118964756
OCLC Number: 979249317
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
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Description: 1 online resource (243 p.)
Contents: Title Page ; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 Finding a Way In; The Social Dimension; Why Bother with the Christian Worldview?; Problems; It Looks Like Religion is on the Way Out; Science has Displaced Religion; Metaphysics is Impossible; Agnosticism Makes More Sense; Religion is Horrid and Cruel; Religion Reinforces Patriarchy; Faith is Just a Psychological Projection; The Next Stage; Questions for Reflection and Discussion; Glossary; Chapter 2 The Theistic Claim; Natural Theology; Arguments for the Existence of God The Cosmological ArgumentThe Ontological Argument; The Design Argument; Contemporary Physics; Additional Arguments; Moral Experience; Love; Music, Literature, and Art; The Complex Relationship between Reason and Experience; Conclusion; Questions for Reflection and Discussion; Glossary; Chapter 3 The Nature of God; Alternative Approaches to Christian Doctrine; The Barthian Approach; The Schleiermacherian Approach; Revisionist Theologians; The Concept of God in the Hebrew Bible; The Classic Account of God; The Process Challenge; The Feminist Account of God; Between the Two Views Questions for Reflection and DiscussionGlossary; Chapter 4 The Trinity; Sources for Theology; Biblical Roots for the Doctrine of the Trinity; Development of the Doctrine of the Trinity; Three Dangers in Interpreting the Trinity; Modern Accounts of the Trinity; Standing Back; Conclusion; Questions for Reflection and Discussion; Glossary; Chapter 5 The Problem of Evil and Suffering; The Different Types of Suffering and Evil; The Reason Why Suffering and Evil is a Problem; The Inadequacy of the Traditional Responses; Ivan's Question and Critique; Doctrine as the Christian Response Questions for Reflection and DiscussionGlossary; Chapter 6 Creation and the Significance of Humanity; The Scientific Narrative; The Biblical Narrative; Reconciling Different Narratives; The Fall; Standing Back; Questions for Reflection and Discussion; Glossary; Chapter 7 God Incarnate; Reasons for the Doctrine of the Incarnation; New Testament Witness; Sorting It Out in the Early Church; Feminist Reflections; Making Sense of the Incarnation Today; Radical Implications of the Incarnation; Questions for Reflection and Discussion; Glossary; Chapter 8 Dying to Sin, Living to Redemption Biblical Roots of the AtonementDifferent Theories; Christ as Sacrifice; Christ Who Pays the Debt; Christ as Victor; Christ as Moral Example; Problems with Atonement; Moral Authority and Forgiveness; Conclusion; Questions for Reflection and Discussion; Chapter 9 The Holy Spirit and the Church; Biblical Roots of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit; The Development of the Holy Spirit in the Early Church; The Work of the Holy Spirit within the Church; The Work of the Holy Spirit outside the Church; Ecclesiology; Biblical Images of the Church; Marks of the Church; One and Unity; Holy; Catholic

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