A Guide to Doing Theology

A Guide to Doing Theology
A Guide to Doing Theology

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What is the relevance of the gospel in the modern world? How is it true in today’s world? How should we think about it? How should we discuss it? Whenever we ask these questions, and countless others like them, we are “doing theology.” Writing for anyone who has asked these questions, John Parratt has created a clear and simple introduction to doing theology—and why it is important.

Starting with the text of the Bible and using his extensive global experience to present compelling examples from all over the world, Parratt’s introductory text considers the impact of language, history, and culture, as well as of science, philosophy, and other religions, on Christians.

The International Study Guides (ISGs) are clear and accessible resources, contextual and ecumenical in content and missional in direction. The contributors are theological educators who come from different countries and different religious backgrounds and bring practical emphasis alongside contemporary scholarly reflection.

  • Contents
  • Fortress Press International Study Guides
  • Preface
  • Using This Guide
  • 1. Getting Started
  • 2. The Language and Context of Theology
  • 3. The Bible
  • 4. The History of Theology
  • 5. Taking Account of Culture
  • 6. Theologians in Society
  • 7. The Problem of History
  • 8. Philosophies and Religions
  • 9. The Challenge of Doing Theology
  • Further Reading
  • References
  • Glossary
  • Foreign Words and Phrases
  • Names
  • Key to Study Suggestions
  • Index


Pages: 144
Publisher: Fortress Press
Published: 2015
ISBN-10: 1451499612
ISBN-13: 9781451499612

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