How to Read Theology

Engaging Doctrine Critically and Charitably

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This handy, accessible introduction to reading theology helps readers engage doctrine critically and charitably. It serves as a primer to theological texts, offering practical guidelines for assessing theology and equipping the next generation of pastors and theologians to read theological literature wisely--even when they might disagree with it. An ideal theology textbook, it is especially well suited for students reading theological literature and discussing doctrine for the first time.

Contents

Prologue: What Kind of Book Is This?
Part 1: On Reading Charitably
1. Enemies of Love: The Challenge of Reading Theology Charitably
2. Context, Context, Context: The Backstory of Theology
Part 2: On Reading Critically
3. The Bible Tells Me So: Theology and Scripture
4. Haven't We Heard This Before? Theology and Tradition
5. Believing Possible Things: Theology and Reason
6. The Trial of Real Life: Theology and Experience
Epilogue: Practice Makes Perceptive
Index


The Author

  1. Uche Anizor

    Uche Anizor

    Uche Anizor (PhD, Wheaton College) is associate professor of biblical and theological studies at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Representing Christ: A Vision...

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