Now in a new edition with a new forword, this book examines the nature and importance of doctrine in Christianity. The author argues that doctrine can seem unconnected to everyday life, yet Christianity without doctrine is unthinkable; doctrine is the expression of Christian truth, a framework for dynamic Christian living and a safeguard against heresy.
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'Christianity is not, and never has been, about finding the right combination of words! It is about encountering the living and loving God.' From this truth many people have drawn the wrong conclusion that doctrine is irrelevant, except (maybe) for theologians. Yet every time we talk about God, Jesus, or the Bible we end up making doctrinal statements. If our faith is to be coherent and if we want to grow in our faith, we cannot avoid thinking about doctrine. In this highly readable and much-needed book, Alister McGrath explains what doctrine is, why it is important, and what its limitations are. He then briefly examines three key doctrines to illustrate his points: the Incarnation, the Atonement, and the Trinity.About the Author:
Alister McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, and Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford. After initial academic work in the natural sciences, Alister turned to the study of theology and intellectual history, while occasionally becoming engaged in broader cultural debates about the rationality and relevance of the Christian faith. He is the author of many academic and theological works, as well as the bestselling The Dawkins Delusion and, most recently, his acclaimed C. S. Lewis - A Life.
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110340641681
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0340641681