How to Think Theologically Book
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How to Think Theologically


  • Author : Howard W. Stone
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451426236

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How to Think Theologically Excerpt :

For over fifteen years, How to Think Theologically has served as the ideal primer on the work of theology for students at all levels of study. Stone and Duke contend that theology is not an optional, esoteric discipline, but one that every Christian person is called to do, and thus they welcome everyone to the essential, vibrant work of making religious sense of concrete life situations. The third edition of this popular book retains all of the lucid and lively text that marked the previous editions. On this already strong foundation, case studies and bibliographies are updated, and several helpful pedagogical elements are added.

How to Think Theologically Book
Score: 5
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How to Think Theologically


  • Author : Howard W. Stone
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 10 : 0800699327

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How to Think Theologically Excerpt :

A second edition of a 1996 volume has been fully updated and expanded with new resources, examples, vignettes, diagnostic exercises and case studies; addresses the how and why of theological sources, moves and methods; and guides readers into the authors' own theological roots and then into major theological topics through real-life case studies. Original.

Thinking Theologically Book

Thinking Theologically


  • Author : Eric D. Barreto
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451494211

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Thinking Theologically Excerpt :

We are constantly engaged in processing data and sensory inputs all around us, even when we are not conscious of the many neural pathways our minds are traveling. So taking a step back to ponder the dimensions and practices of a particular way of thinking is a challenge. Even more important, however, is cultivating the habits of mind necessary in a life of ministry. This book, therefore, will grapple with the particular ways that the theological disciplines invite students to think but also the ways in which thinking theologically shapes a student’s sense of self and his or her role in a wider community of belief and thought. Thinking theologically is not just a cerebral matter; thinking theologically invokes an embodied set of practices and values that shape individuals and communities alike. Thinking theologically demands both intellect and emotion, logic and compassion, mind and body. In fact, this book—as part of the Foundations for Learning series—will contend that these binaries are actually integrated wholes, not mutually exclusive options.

A Little Book for New Theologians Book

A Little Book for New Theologians


  • Author : Kelly M. Kapic
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830866700

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A Little Book for New Theologians Excerpt :

In this quick and vibrant little book, Kelly Kapic presents the nature, method and manners of theological study for newcomers to the field. He emphasizes that theology is more than a school of thought about God, but an endeavor that affects who we are. "Theology is about life," writes Kapic. "It is not a conversation our souls can afford to avoid."

Thinking Theologically Book

Thinking Theologically


  • Author : Fritz Guy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047560191

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"Religious commitment is a motivation, not a substitute, for careful thinking." So writes Fritz Guy in Thinking Theologically: Adventist Christianity and the Interpretation of Faith, a new release from Andrews University Press and a work long awaited by his colleagues and students. Guy offers his philosophy of how North American Seventh-day Adventists ought to go about the business of "doing theology." The work is addressed to theological students, pastors, and serious general readers who are interested in what theological thinking is, why it is important, who needs to be doing it, and how it should be done. - Preface -- What Theological Thinking Actually Is; Basic vocabulary; Basic characteristics; More vocabulary -- Why Everyone Should Think Theologically; An essential task; An inclusive task; A parable -- How Theological Thinking Should Begin; Audiences and motivations; Moral principles; Methodological principles -- Why Theological Thinking is Open-Ended; Limitations and change; Continuing discovery; Kinds of development -- How to Think with Intellectual Integrity; Criteria; Application; Theological fallacies -- Examining the ingredients -- How Scripture Should Function; Priority over subsequent theological tradition; Ellen White as an agent of scripture; Scripture as a whole; Theological Christocentricity; Existential perspective -- What Else Is Involved; Relation to scripture; Varieties of ingredients -- How Culture Makes a Difference; Secularity and secularism; Underlying intuitions; Theological implications -- Envisioning the work -- What Logical Presuppositions Need to Be Identified; Meaning and validity; Belief and trust; Evidence and demonstration -- What Forms Theological Thinking Can Take; Traditional systematic form; Bibliographical excursus:twentieth-century systematic theology; Other ways of organizing theology; Components and dangers -- Why Tripolar Thinking is Essential; Christian gospel; Cultural context; Adventist heritage; The challenge of tripol

Theology in the Context of World Christianity Book

Theology in the Context of World Christianity


  • Author : Timothy C. Tennent
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310298489

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Theology in the Context of World Christianity Excerpt :

It’s no secret that the center of Christianity has shifted from the West to the global South and East. While the truths of the Christian faith are universal, new contexts bring new questions, new understandings, and new expressions. What does this mean for theology? Is the Christian faith not only culturally translatable, but also theologically translatable?Timothy Tennent answers this question with a resounding yes. Theological reflection is alive and well in the majority world church, and these new perspectives need to be heard, considered, and brought into conversation with Western theologians. Global theology can make us aware of our own blind spots and biases. Because of its largely conservative stance, global theology has much to offer toward the revitalization of Western Christianity.Tennent examines traditional theological categories in conversation with theologians from across the globe, making this volume valuable for students, pastors, missionaries, and theologians alike.

Encountering Earth Book

Encountering Earth


  • Author : Trevor George Hunsberger Bechtel
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-05-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498297851

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Encountering Earth Excerpt :

One day, Matthew Eaton was walking through an impromptu animal shelter display at his local pet store when suddenly an eight-month-old kitten dug his claws into Eaton's flesh. Eaton recognized that the "eyes of this cat and the curve of his claw" compelled a response analogous to those found in the writings of Buber, Levinas, and Derrida. And not just Eaton but a whole community of theologians have found themselves in an encounter with particular places and animals that demands rich theological reflection. Eaton enlisted fellow editors Harvie and Bechtel to collect the essays in this volume, in which theologians listen to horses, rats, snakes, cats, dogs, and the earth itself, who become new theological voices demanding a response. In this volume, the voice of the more-than-human world is heard as making theology possible. These essays suggest that what we say theologically represents not simply ideas of our own making subsequently superimposed onto the natural world through our own discovery, but rather flow from an expressive Earth.

Theology Book

Theology


  • Author : Alister E. McGrath
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-02-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119158158

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Theology Excerpt :

This highly successful and popular book is now available in a thoroughly expanded and updated new edition. Alister E. McGrath, one of the world’s leading theologians, provides readers with a concise and balanced introduction to Christianity as it has been interpreted by many of its greatest thinkers and commentators, from its beginning to the modern day. Theology: The Basic Readings, 3rd Edition comprises sixty-eight readings spanning twenty centuries of Christian history. To help readers engage with the material, each reading is accompanied by an introduction, comments, study questions, and a helpful glossary of terms used by its author. Readings are drawn from a broad theological spectrum and include both historical and contemporary, mainstream, and cutting-edge approaches Uses the Apostles’ Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation Represents two thousand years of sustained critical reflection within western Christianity Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources Serves as an ideal companion to the bestselling, Theology: The Basics or as a standalone text Theology: The Basic Readings, 3rd Edition is an essential guide to the topics, themes, controversies, and reflections on Christianity as they have been understood by many of its greatest commentators.

Thinking Theologically Book

Thinking Theologically


  • Author : Ronald J. Allen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780800662325

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* An excellent introductory text, this is the first volume in the new Elements of Preaching series * Helps preachers discern their own "working theology" as it is expressed in their sermon * Brief bibliographies accompany each chapter

The Work of Theology Book

The Work of Theology


  • Author : Stanley Hauerwas
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802871909

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Everyday Theology  Cultural Exegesis  Book
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Everyday Theology Cultural Exegesis


  • Author : Kevin J. Vanhoozer
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1441200495

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Everyday Theology Cultural Exegesis Excerpt :

Everyday theology is the reflective and practical task of living each day as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. In other words, theology is not just for Sundays, and it's not just for professional theologians. Everyday Theology teaches all Christians how to get the theological lay of the land. It enables them to become more conscious of the culture they inhabit every day so that they can understand how it affects them and how they can affect it. If theology is the ministry of the Word to the world, everyday theologians need to know something about that world, and Everyday Theology shows them how to understand their culture make an impact on it. Engaging and full of fresh young voices, this book is the first in the new Cultural Exegesis series.

Starting Right Book

Starting Right


  • Author : Chap Clark
  • Publisher : Zondervan/Youth Specialties
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310855088

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Starting Right: Thinking Theologically About Youth Ministry is the first academic textbook that introduces youth ministry students (whether undergraduate or graduate level) to a marriage of solid research, real life, and accessible design. Whereas most college-level texts may reflect a thorough (though impenetrable) mastery of the field, they tend to expect readers to plow through unnecessarily thick prose and bland design because “it’s good for them.” Youth Specialties doesn’t agree. In this debut title to a continuing academic book line, college and seminary students will be introduced to real-life research, real-life youth ministry dilemmas, and real-life solutions.Contributing writers represent a spectrum of Christian Education thought and practice, as well as widespread recognition in their field...transdenominational, yet the perfect background to ministry in any denomination or ministry organizationThis text includes thorough indexes, design, and graphics that compel readers from page to page (now that’s a first for a college text!); organization that permits professors to use any part of the text, in any order, rather than plod through the entire book from beginning to end; a perfect primary text that gives students a rich, academic, and readable (though not “popular”) grasp of every aspect of youth ministry a typical Intro course touches, while also serving as an ideal secondary text.

Faith Seeking Understanding Book
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Faith Seeking Understanding


  • Author : Daniel L. Migliore
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-06-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 080282787X

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Faith Seeking Understanding Excerpt :

Daniel Migliore's Faith Seeking Understanding has been a standard introduction to Christian theology for more than a decade. The book's presentation of traditional doctrine in freshly contemporary ways, its concern to hear and critically engage new voices in theology, and its creative and accessible style have kept it one of the most stimulating, balanced, and readable guides to theology available. This second edition of Faith Seeking Understanding features improvements from cover to cover. Besides updating and expanding the entire text of the book, Migliore has added two completely new chapters. The first, "Confessing Jesus Christ in Context," explores the unique contributions to Christian theology made by recent theologians working in the African American, Asian American, Latin American, Hispanic, feminist, womanist, and mujerista traditions. The second new chapter, "The Finality of Jesus Christ and Religious Pluralism," addresses the growing interest in the relationship of Christianity to other religions and their adherents. Migliore's three delightful theological dialogues are followed by a new appendix, an extensive glossary of theological terms, making the book even more useful to students seeking to understand the history, themes, and challenges of Christian belief.

Reading Theologically Book

Reading Theologically


  • Author : Eric D. Barreto
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451487527

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Reading Theologically brings together eight seminary educators from various backgrounds to explore reading in a seminary context—reading theologically. Reading theologically is not just about academic skill building but about the formation of a ministerial leader who can engage scholarship critically, interpret Scripture and tradition faithfully, welcome different perspectives, and help lead others to do the same. This volume emphasizes the vital skills, habits, practices, and values involved in reading theologically and is a vital resource for students beginning the seminary process and professors of introductory level seminary courses.

Practicing Christian Doctrine Book

Practicing Christian Doctrine


  • Author : Beth Felker Jones
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441245595

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Practicing Christian Doctrine Excerpt :

This introductory theology text explains key concepts in Christian doctrine and shows that doctrine is integrally linked to the practical realities of Christian life. In order to grow into more faithful practitioners of Christianity, we need to engage in the practice of learning doctrine and understanding how it shapes faithful lives. Beth Felker Jones helps students articulate basic Christian doctrines, think theologically so they can act Christianly in a diverse world, and connect Christian thought to their everyday life of faith. This book, written from a solidly evangelical yet ecumenically aware perspective, models a way of doing theology that is generous and charitable. It attends to history and contemporary debates and features voices from the global church. Sidebars made up of illustrative quotations, key Scripture passages, classic hymn texts, and devotional poetry punctuate the chapters.