Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology

Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology

Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology

Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology

Synopsis

A superb, standard Christian theology text for nearly a quarter century, Daniel Migliore's Faith Seeking Understanding explores all of the major Christian doctrines in freshly contemporary ways. This third edition offers new FOR FURTHER READING suggestions at the end of each chapter, a substantial expansion of the glossary, and new material incorporated throughout, including a section on Christians and Muslims.

Further, the three imaginary theological dialogues culminating the book -- pointedly playful exchanges that have delighted countless readers -- are here joined by a fourth dialogue, between Karl Barth and Friedrich Nietzsche, on atheism. All in all, a new generation of students, pastors, and Christian educators, eager to better understand the rich heritage, central themes, and contemporary challenges of Christian theology, will find both guidance and stimulation in Migliore's updated work.

Excerpt

There are several new features of the third edition of this book. Questions from readers of previous editions and my own desire to edit or amplify a number of passages in the text for greater clarity have prompted some rewriting and reorganization. I have also included a section on “Christians and Muslims” in chapter 13; written a new imaginary theological dialogue (the earlier three dialogues having proved to be one of the more popular marks of the book among readers); added a dozen or so suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter; and substantially increased the number of terms in the glossary. the purpose of this edition remains the same as when the book was published nearly a quarter of a century ago: to provide a clear and challenging introduction to Christian theology that places Christ at the center; is both Reformed and ecumenical in perspective; includes both classical and contemporary theological voices; and ties theological reflection to Christian life, witness, and service.

I want to express my gratitude to President Craig Barnes and Librarian Donald Vorp for providing me with a space in the magnificent new library of Princeton Theological Seminary in which to prepare this revision. Thanks also to Kate Skebutenas, Reference Librarian, and other members of the staff of the library for their expert and cheerful assistance; to Bill Eerdmans, President, and Jon Pott, Editor in Chief, of Eerdmans Publishing Co. for their support and guidance through the several editions of this book; and to Jennifer Hoffman of Eerdmans for her careful shepherding of the intricate editorial process of transforming typescript to print. Most of all, I thank my wife Margaret for her unfailing love and encouragement, for her wise suggestions for improvement of the text, and for patiently enduring a husband who, though retired from most teaching responsibilities, still spends an inordinate amount of time in his study or in the library.

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