By (author) Mike Higton
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Christian Doctrine by Mike Higton
Book DescriptionThe SCM Core Text: Christian Doctrine offers an up-to-date, accessible introduction to one of the core subjects of theology. Written for second and third-year university students, it shows that Christian Doctrine is not a series of impossible claims to be clung to with blind faith. Mike Higton argues that it is, rather, a set of claims that emerge in the midst of Christian life, as Christian communities try to make enough sense of their lives and of their world to allow them to carry on. Christian communities have made sense of their own life, and the life of the wider world in which they are set, as life created by God to share in God's own life. They have seen themselves and their world as laid hold of God's life in Jesus of Nazareth, and as having the Spirit of God's own life actively at work within them. This book explores these and other central Christian doctrines, and in each case, shows how the doctrine makes sense, and how it is woven into Christian life. It will help readers to see what sense it might make to say the things that Christian doctrine says, and how that doctrine might affect the way that one looks at everything: the natural world, gossip, culture, speaking in tongues, politics, dieting, human freedom, love, High Noon, justice, computers, racism, the novels of Jane Austin, parenthood, death and fashion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780334040194
(234mm x 172mm x 33mm)
Imprint: SCM Press
Publisher: SCM Press
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Modern Theologians Reader, Hardback (December 2011)» View all books by Mike Higton
The Modern Theologians Readeris a unique text providing a collection of the key readings on major 20th-century theologians and theological movements, and texts on Christian theology's relation to science, globalization, and other faiths such as Buddhism and Judaism.
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Author Biography - Mike Higton
Mike Higton is a Senior Lecturer in Theology at the University of Exeter.
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