The Faith of the Christian Church: An Introduction to Theology

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 14 Apr 2005 - 374 halaman
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Tyron Inbody has taught the basics of Christian theology for more than twenty-five years. Having seen over the years what issues and questions his students bring to class, he now offers this engaging, accessible introduction to all the major beliefs of the Christian faith.

Meant especially but not exclusively for readers new to theology, Inbody's Faith of the Christian Church covers twelve traditional areas of Christian teaching: theology, revelation, faith, God, creation, suffering and evil, humankind, Jesus Christ, salvation, church, sacraments, and the end times. Inbody also dives into provocative topics not usually treated in introductory texts -- creationism, the devil, miracles, the virgin birth, and more.

The book's broad-ranging perspective, which intentionally defies labels, commends it to individuals and small groups from many church traditions. Quote boxes and illustrations drawn from popular culture make the text visually interesting and enjoyable to read.

Inbody does not hide his own stance on issues but presents a full range of interpretations and openly points readers to other possibilities they can pursue. The Faith of the Christian Church offers just enough questions to provoke reflection and just enough answers to encourage readers to form their own grasp on the Christian faith.
 

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very well done study on christian theology.

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here is a medium level intro work on christian theology that is sane, intelligent, well balanced and dependable. a very helpful, and managable book on the subject, Inbody writes clearly, but still ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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Thinking about Faith
1
II Why Complicate Things? Some Preliminary Questions about Theology
4
The Task of Theology
10
IV The Limits of Theology
19
V Modes of Thinking Theologically
23
Resources for Thinking about Faith
27
II The Primacy of Scripture
29
III Shaped by Tradition and Traditioning
38
Developments within the Classical Tradition
174
Shame and Han
182
V Redeemed Humanity
185
Faith in Jesus Christ
189
II The Birth and Death of Jesus
195
III The Resurrection of Jesus
200
IV Jesus the Christ
205
V Jesus Christ Liberator
210

IV Reasoning Faith
43
V Confirmed by Experience
49
Revelation and Faith
56
II General Revelation
60
III Special Revelation
64
IV Elemental Faith and Saving Faith
68
V The Faith of the Church
75
Faith in God
81
II God in the Bible
87
III The Theistic Concept of God
92
IV Dialectical Theism
96
V The Triune God
102
Faith and the Natural World
110
Creatio ex Nihilo
114
III Six Days or Forever? Creation and Evolution
120
Creatio Continua
124
V Miracle and Prayer
130
The Threat to Faith
138
A Theistic Explanation of Suffering and Evil
143
III The Devil the Demons and the Demonic
147
IV Why Doesnt God Do Something? Creation Tragic Structure and the Will of God
153
God and Human Suffering
157
The Lack of Faith
164
II Sin and Original Sin
169
Saving Faith
216
Interpreting the Atonement
223
The Christian Idea of Salvation
228
Justification
234
Sanctification
239
The Community of Faith
246
7 1 Cor 413 The Identity of the Church
251
The Marks of the Church
258
18 The Mission of the Church
262
11 The Ministry of the Church
266
Initiating and Maintaining Faith
275
II Christian Sacraments
280
Baptism
285
Eucharist
292
V FAQs
296
The Fulfillment of Faith
303
II What Is the Goal of History?
309
Do We Survive Our Death?
313
IV What Are Gods Ultimate Purposes?
318
V Is Jesus the Only Way to God?
323
Glossary
331
Index
369
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Halaman 3 - Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation ; so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.

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Tyron Inbody is professor of theology at United TheologicalSeminary, Dayton, Ohio, and an ordained minister in theUnited Methodist Church. His other books include TheMany Faces of Christology and The Transforming God:An Interpretation of Suffering and Evil.

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