In an analysis of Christian faith, the author surveys scriptural, traditional and contemporary values, as well as modern philosophy. Reviews the thoughts of Stephen Toulmin, Hubert Dreyfus, Michael Polanyi, and Alasdair MacIntyre, showing that humans know reality only against the horizon of shared goals, language, and practice of community. Goes on to survey the New Testament, the major figures of the tradition) Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther, Kant, Schleiermacher, and Vatican I) and contemporary writers such as David Tracy and Stanley Hauerwas. Concludes that Christian faith is what grounds that community of interpretation known as the church. A helpful educational analysis for students and scholars of theology and philosophy.