Understanding Doctrine: Its Purpose & Relevance for Today

4.24 avg rating
( 17 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780340641682: Understanding Doctrine: Its Purpose & Relevance for Today

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

'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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

McGrath, Alister E., McGrath
Published by Hodder & Stoughton (1995)
ISBN 10: 0340641681 ISBN 13: 9780340641682
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110340641681

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 64.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Alister E. McGrath; McGrath
Published by Hodder & Stoughton (1995)
ISBN 10: 0340641681 ISBN 13: 9780340641682
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0340641681

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1,133.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds