Theology for a Troubled Believer An Introduction to the Christian Faith

ISBN-10: 0664223222

ISBN-13: 9780664223229

Edition: 2010

Authors: Diogenes Allen

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The reasons why people are attracted to Christianity and its teachings are many and varied. In this book, Diogenes Allen hopes "to supply more of the information (pieces of the puzzle) that are needed if a person is to make more sense of the Christian understanding of God and our life in the universe." This leads him to an approach that seeks to increase a critical but pious person's understanding of the Christian religion. More philosopher than theologian, Allen writes for "a troubled believer," dealing with issues and questions that emerge during Christians' daily lives and in the course of contemplating the Christian faith. His account of theology seeks to be "as accessible as the Prodigal Son is to people without a long, technical training in theology." He shows how our ideas of God affect our view of ourselves and our behavior. He seeks to show that a Christian understanding of God makes sense while also pointing out how Jesus' teachings form the basis of "the widespread conviction in our civilization and beyond that each of us is of irreplaceable or of absolute value."
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface: A Different Approach to Introducing Theology
Introduction: What Is Theology?
The Nature of God
The Holy One of Israel
Holiness for Today
The Maker of Heaven and Earth
The Limits of Science
hat Is Meant by "God"
Nature as a Witness and Innocent Suffering
Innocent Suffering and Life beyond Death
Suffering from Nature and Extreme Human Cruelty
The Divine Sacrifices
The Sacrifice in Creation
Incarnation as a Sacrifice
The Temptations in the Wilderness
The Sacrifice of the Cross
The New Life in God
The Resurrection of Jesus and Eternal Life
Jesus as Lord and Jesus as Servant
Revelation and Faith
Responding to God
The Holy Spirit, the Church, and the Sacraments
Sin, Evil, and Hope for the Future
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