Christian Theology: A Brief Introduction is an incisive and engaging textbook that shows students how to think theologically -- how they can respond both creatively and intelligently to the issues and challenges that face them today.
Gareth Jones is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Birmingham University, and Theological Consultant to the House of Bishops.
Introduction: What is Christian Theology?. Part 1: Mapping the Terrain:. 1. Christian Theology and Christian Faith. 2. Christian Theology: Some Important Qualities. Part II: Handling the Building Blocks:. 3. Language and Experience. 4. The Bible. 5. History and Tradition. 6. Society and Culture. Part III: Developing Necessary Skills:. 7. Doctrine: The Shape of Christian Theology. 8. Interpretation: The Task of Christian Theology. Part IV: Looking Around, Past and Present:. 9. Recurrent Themes in Christian Theology. 10. Contemporary Issues. Conclusion: The Ever--widening Ripple. Glossary. Suggestions for Further Reading. Index.