How to Think Theologically by Howard W. Stone

How To Think Theologically
  • Author : Howard W. Stone
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781451426236
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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.

How to Think Theologically by Howard W. Stone

How To Think Theologically
  • Author : Howard W. Stone
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0800638182
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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 by Fritz Guy

Thinking Theologically
  • Author : Fritz Guy
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 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 co

Thinking Theologically by Eric D. Barreto

Thinking Theologically
  • Author : Eric D. Barreto
  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781451483413
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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 will contend that these binaries are actually integrated wholes, not mutually exclusive options. In a collection of brief, readable essays, this edited volume--as part of the Foundations for Learning series--emphasizes the vital skills, practice, and values involved in thinking theologically.

The Work of Theology by Stanley Hauerwas

The Work Of Theology
  • Author : Stanley Hauerwas
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-07-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780802871909
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A Little Book for New Theologians by Kelly M. Kapic

A Little Book For New Theologians
  • Author : Kelly M. Kapic
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-05
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780830866700
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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."

What Does God Think About Brexit by David Nixon

What Does God Think About Brexit
  • Author : David Nixon
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-12-27
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9783030339425
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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.

Faith Seeking Understanding by Daniel L. Migliore

Faith Seeking Understanding
  • Author : Daniel L. Migliore
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-06-14
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 080282787X
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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.

Thinking about God by Dorothee Soelle

Thinking About God
  • Author : Dorothee Soelle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-08-05
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781498295765
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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.

Essential Theological Terms by Justo L. González

Essential Theological Terms
  • Author : Justo L. González
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0664228100
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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.

Essentials of Christian Theology by Stanley James Grenz

Essentials Of Christian Theology
  • Author : Stanley James Grenz
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0664223958
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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.

Method in Ministry by James D. Whitehead

Method In Ministry
  • Author : James D. Whitehead
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1556128061
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Theological Reflection and Christian Ministry James & Evelyn Whitehead Topics ranging from Tradition and the minister to the broad concerns of theology in conversation with culture.

Practicing Christian Doctrine by Beth Felker Jones

Practicing Christian Doctrine
  • Author : Beth Felker Jones
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781441245595
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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.

Exploring Ecclesiology by Brad Harper

Exploring Ecclesiology
  • Author : Brad Harper
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781587431739
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This evangelical and ecumenical ecclesiology survey text provides a comprehensive biblical, historical, and cultural perspective and addresses contemporary issues in church life.

Starting Right by Chap Clark

Starting Right
  • Author : Chap Clark
  • Publisher : Zondervan/Youth Specialties
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 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.

Reading Theologically by Eric D. Barreto

Reading Theologically
  • Author : Eric D. Barreto
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 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.

Thinking Theologically about Language Teaching by Cheri L. Pierson

Thinking Theologically About Language Teaching
  • Author : Cheri L. Pierson
  • Publisher : Langham Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-08-31
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781783683116
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Christians can often overlook the need to bring their daily vocations in accord with the reality created, sustained, and purposed through Christ. This is no less true for language teachers, who find themselves at a difficult interdisciplinary crossroads where the paths of linguistics, culture and education merge. This challenge should not discourage these educators, but instead aid them in their journey to form a pedagogy rooted in theological truths from Scripture, one that provides a nuanced approach that glorifies God in a manner specific to the language classroom. The contributors of this book outline why and how theology must inform teaching methods so that Christian language educators might better serve their students with both faith and excellence, thereby pointing them to the communicative God whose image they bear.

A Theology of Failure by Marika Rose

A Theology Of Failure
  • Author : Marika Rose
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780823284085
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Everyone agrees that theology has failed; but the question of how to understand and respond to this failure is complex and contested. Against both the radical orthodox attempt to return to a time before the theology’s failure and the deconstructive theological attempt to open theology up to the hope of a future beyond failure, Rose proposes an account of Christian identity as constituted by, not despite, failure. Understanding failure as central to theology opens up new possibilities for confronting Christianity’s violent and kyriarchal history and abandoning the attempt to discover a pure Christ outside of the grotesque materiality of the church. The Christian mystical tradition begins with Dionysius the Areopagite’s uncomfortable but productive conjunction of Christian theology and Neoplatonism. The tensions generated by this are central to Dionysius’s legacy, visible not only in subsequent theological thought but also in much twentieth century continental philosophy as it seeks to disentangle itself from its Christian ancestry. A Theology of Failure shows how the work of Slavoj Žižek represents an attempt to repeat the original move of Christian mystical theology, bringing together the themes of language, desire, and transcendence not with Neoplatonism but with a materialist account of the world. Tracing these themes through the work of Dionysius and Derrida and through contemporary debates about the gift, violence, and revolution, this book offers a critical theological engagement with Žižek's account of social and political transformation, showing how Žižek's work makes possible a materialist reading of apophatic theology and Christian identity.

Pentecostal Theology by Keith Warrington

Pentecostal Theology
  • Author : Keith Warrington
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2008-08-07
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780567357083
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Pentecostals (traditionally) do not think theologically so much as do it practically. This book will present Pentecostal theology as well as the particular style of Pentecostal thinking and praxis that makes it different. Pentecostalism is not just distinctive because of its belief base but also because of the worldview it owns. The latter is based on a certainty that a religion that does not work is not worth much. Consequently, they look for expressions of life and vitality in their faith. These dominate, rather than an expression of the cerebral, though this is changing. Nevertheless, the sense of the immediate, the God of the now not the distant past, underlie how they do theology. Pentecostal theology tends to be seen through the eyes of people, not theologians; through the community, not traditions (though they have them); through their faith and worship, not ancient creeds. It is a theology of the dynamic, seen through the lens of experience. It is a functional theology that exists to operate; to incorporate an experiential dimension. Pentecostal theology does not operate as other theologies which often only detail a list of beliefs; it does this but also and (more) importantly, it explores them in the context of praxis. Thus, this volume incorporates praxis as part of the enquiry relating to theology.

Brimming with God by Barbara J. Blodgett

Brimming With God
  • Author : Barbara J. Blodgett
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-08-13
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781625649966
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The yearning to be a theologian is widespread. Pastors, students, supervisors, and mentors all wish to think theologically about their ministries but often feel inadequately prepared. This book seeks to respond by showcasing a variety of approaches to theological reflection brought to bear upon actual situations in ministry. It is written by theological field educators. We define theological reflection as reflection upon lived, embodied experiences in ministry that seeks to make sense of practice and form reflectors in habits for competent ministry. An introductory chapter defines theological reflection as practiced within field education and points readers toward a diversity of approaches. Eleven subsequent chapters present two reflections upon the same case, each reflection written by a different author and representing a different reflection method. The book's significance is as a resource for teaching theological reflection in a range of settings. It not only offers a definition of and rationale for theological reflection but models various approaches to it. Its use of cases furthermore models the use of case studies in theological education and pastoral practice more widely.