Approaching the Study of Theology

An Introduction to Key Thinkers, Concepts, Methods & Debates

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Anthony C. Thiselton
  • Downers Grove, IL: 
    IVP Academic
    , August
     255 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
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Review by Angus Slater forthcoming.


From the opening pages of the Bible, we learn of God as one who communicates with humankind—offering us first steps toward knowledge of the divine, the very foothold of theology. On this basis, Approaching the Study of Theologypresents an engaging introduction to the breadth and depth of the study of theology, mapping the significant landmarks as well as the main areas of debate.

The book is divided into three parts:

Part I (Approaches) describes the major approaches to theology that have emerged and developed over time.

Part II (Concepts and Issues) explains the major concepts and issues, identifying theologians associated with each.

Part III (Key Terms) provides a helpful glossary of all the key terms that readers need to understand in order to better understand theology.

Written by the eminent theologian Anthony Thiselton, here is an accessible resource for both those in the midst of a theological course or program as well as those contemplating the field.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Anthony C. Thiselton is Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology at the University of Nottingham and a fellow of the British Academy. His recent publications include Approaching Philosophy of ReligionDiscovering RomansSystematic TheologyThe Holy Spirit, and The Last Things.



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