This volume brings together in one compilation three classic books from the Church of England's Doctrine Commission:
We believe in God (1987)
We believe in the Holy Spirit (1991)
The mystery of salvation (1996)
Stephen Sykes, Chair of the Doctrine Commission, has provided an extensive foreword and commentary on the three books setting them within their historical context and exploring the theological background to the original publications. A comprehensive index has also been incorporated which provides a helpful tool for locating important doctrinal comment by key scholars including Rowan Williams, Richard Bauckham, Christina Baxter and John Polkinghorne.
The Rt Revd Professor Stephen Sykes was Chair of the Church of England Doctrine Commission from 97-03, and is currently Chair of the Inter Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission. He is presently Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Durham. He has written extensively in modern theology and Anglicanism.
Complete contents list: Acknowledgements Members of the Doctrine Commission Foreword by Stephen Sykes We Believe in God Chairman's preface 1 Towards a doctrine of God 2 God and our ways of knowing 3 God, language and personality 4 The God of the Bible 5 The God of Jesus 6 The God of the disciples 7 God as Trinity: an approach through prayer 8 God known through encounter and response 9 The God in whom we trust We Believe in the Holy Spirit Chairman's preface 1 Introduction 2 Charismatic experience: praying `in the spirit' 3 Is this that? 4 The Spirit of Jesus 5 Spirit, sacraments and structures 6 The Spirit and power 7 The Spirit of truth 8 The Spirit and creation 9 The Spirit and creativity 10 The Holy Spirit and the future The Mystery of Salvation Foreword 1 Posing the problem 2 The giver and the gift 3 Saving history 4 The story of the saviour 5 Retelling the story 6 Receiving the gift 7 Christ and world faiths 8 Ending the story Conclusion: that nothing be lost Appendix: Salvation and the Anglican heritage Notes Index of biblical references General index