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An Introduction to Christian Theology (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 04/07/2013
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There has long been a need for a comprehensive but truly introductory single-authored textbook in theology. By introducing the reader to the biblical, doctrinal and contemporary dimensions of Christianity with the help of illustrated examples from selected primary texts, the book provides an excellent grounding in theology for both students of the discipline and the general reader. The work explores key 'tools' for the scientific study of theology, endeavouring both to affirm the rationale behind Christian thinking, and also to familiarize the reader with significant contrary positions. The solid foundations in biblical theology and hermeneutics given in the book will enable students to read Judeo-Christian scripture intelligently. Key testimonies regarding Jesus Christ are scrutinized and the nature of the New Testament discussed. As well as the emergence of doctrinal orthodoxy and the later disagreements which have shaped contemporary Christianity, the reader will become familiar with the dimensions of current Christian thinking in its dialogue with post-modernity.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567045355
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 1053 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 x 43 mm


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Scholarly quips sparkle throughout this 500-page compendium of Christian theology, making it an accessible and user-friendly read ... Together with helpful references, glossary, maps and a timeline this helps to make An Introduction to Christian Theology an excellent primer for students and teachers ... Highly recommended, Anthony Towey has set a new standard in an important field. * The Tablet *
An excellent introductory text for anyone studying theology. * The Reader *
At more than 500 pages, it is excellent value for money, and offers an open, clear, and lucid perspective on theology ... Towey is clearly a very gifted writer, and able to take his readers through dense and complex theological issues with assurance and clarity. * Church Times *
In terms of sheer ease of use the book scores highly, every chapter has an outline of the topics covered and an end summary. The glossary is also a very useful addition. * Open House *
Dr Anthony Towey [...] has met his brief to create an accessible and stimulating introduction to Christian theology. It is a work of impressive ambition: an academic sojourn beginning deep in ancient Judaism and ending with contemporary debates - all conducted in the spirit of `thoughtful conversation about God'. In adopting a witty, simply written and `basically historical' approach, he offers a text especially appealing to what I suspect is his main constituency - the younger student new to tertiary level theology. It could also work as a useful primer for teachers, catechists, religious, or simply those with a general interest in theology. * International Studies in Catholic Education *
Throughout, Towey proves a reliable guide ... not only to the central doctrinal loci but also to the Bible, Church history, ethics and much more. * Reviews in Theology *
With erudition, enthusiasm and humour, Anthony Towey has produced that rare thing: a compendium of Christian theology to make the brain hum and the heart sing. * Julie Clague, University of Glasgow, UK *
Towey writes engagingly. He refreshingly takes the student of theology into areas that will allow them to sense the richness, complexity, problems and wonders of the Christian tradition. * Gavin D'Costa, University of Bristol, UK *

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