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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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Howard W. Stone
Publisher: Fortress Press
Release: 2013-03-01
File: 152 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781451426236

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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 tripolarity

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Genre: Religion
Author: Fritz Guy
Publisher:
Release: 1999
File: 271 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015047560191

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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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Eric D. Barreto
Publisher: Fortress Press
Release: 2015-01-01
File: 100 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781451494211

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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."

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Genre: Religion
Author: Kelly M. Kapic
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release: 2012-07-05
File: 126 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780830866700

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Genre: Religion
Author: Stanley Hauerwas
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2015-07-01
File: 305 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780802871909

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This book is a theological reflection about the process and event of Brexit: Britain’s departure from the European Union. Within a framework of liberation and postmodern theology, it examines Brexit against a history of the EU, with themes of community, identity, marriage, and divorce. It considers the emotional reactions which have been generated, and places Brexit in the context of contemporary populism and the politics of the United States. The book concludes with a call for reconciliation via new imaginaries of solidarity and inclusion.

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Genre: Religion
Author: David Nixon
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release: 2019-12-27
File: 127 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783030339425

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Developing out of a series of public lectures given to a large audience of non-theologians, this is one of the most attractive introductions to theology which has appeared so far. Perhaps, as Dorothee Soelle points out, in fact, "introduction" is not the right word, for this is above all an invitation to share her enthusiasm for theology, her delight in the beauty and the power of religious and theological language and the themes it expresses. The book covers all the major areas of modern theology. After discussing the nature of systematic theology and comparing orthodox, liberal, and radical approaches, it looks at the use of the Bible in theology. Then follow chapters on creation, sin, feminist liberation theology, the understanding of grace, Black theology, Jesus, cross and resurrection, the kingdom of God and the church, the theology of peace, the end of theism, and the question of God. Each chapter is followed by a bibliography, and Dorothee Soelle, who is familiar with theology on both sides of the Atlantic, has herself revised these for the English-language edition.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Dorothee Soelle
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2016-08-05
File: 218 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781498295765

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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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Daniel L. Migliore
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2004-06-14
File: 439 Pages
ISBN-13: 080282787X

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In Essential Theological Terms, renowned church historian Justo González provides students with accessible discussions of over three hundred theological terms. Each entry in this two-column work gives more detail than those typical of a dictionary, introducing the meaning of the term, its importance, and ways it has been understood in both historical and contemporary theology. These reliable discussions of the most common ideas and concepts encountered in theological studies will make this book indispensable for students in all stages of their education.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Justo L. González
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release: 2005-01-01
File: 187 Pages
ISBN-13: 0664228100

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This splendid introductory textbook for Christian theology presents two essays by leading scholars on each of the major theological questions. William Placher provides an excellent discussion of the history and current state of each doctrine while the essays explore the key elements and contemporary issues relating to these important theological concepts.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Stanley James Grenz
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release: 2003-01-01
File: 422 Pages
ISBN-13: 0664223958

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