The Christian Faith: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine

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Wiley, Oct 10, 2001 - Religion - 212 pages
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This book offers a comprehensive and lively look at the Christian faith by internationally-respected theologian, Colin Gunton. Distilling a lifetime's experience of teaching and thought, this is a book for those who wish to understand the meaning and relevance of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity.

The order of the book follows the central themes of the Nicene Creed, the manifesto of the Christian faith. Beginning with consideration of creation and providence, it moves on to the person and work of Christ, and then to the human appropriation of belief and eschatology. A concluding chapter brings together, in a treatment of the Trinity, a discussion of the divine attributes and the doctrine of God that has been revealed in the process of the book's argument.

No other book offers such a comprehensive, systematic and accessible overview of the Christian faith. It will prove invaluable to students of introductory theology, as well as anyone interested in the fundamental claims of Christianity.

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User Review  - Seth Thomas - Goodreads

Another fantastic theology book from this term. This term has been steeped in Gunton, von Balthasar, and Boff. All theologians that I haven't spent much time reading, but certainly will in the future ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deanna - Goodreads

This was an amazing book, very helpful and thought provoking. I really enjoyed it, despite the often convoluted prose. The book is a systematic (in brief) treatment of Christian belief. It takes ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Colin E. Gunton is Professor of Christian Doctrine at King's College, London. He is the author of twelve books, and the editor of six others, including The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine (1997). He is also Associate Minister of the United Reformed Church at Brentwood in Essex.

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