How to think theologically /
Howard W. Stone and James O. Duke.
Third edition.
Minneapolis, Min. : Fortress Press 2013.
xv, 143 p. ; 22 cm.
0800699327 (print : alk. paper), 9780800699321 (print : alk. paper)
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Minneapolis, Min. : Fortress Press 2013.
0800699327 (print : alk. paper)
9780800699321 (print : alk. paper)
contents note
Faith, understanding, and reflection -- Fashioning theology -- Resources for theological reflection -- Theological method -- The gospel -- The human condition -- Vocation -- Theological reflection in Christian community -- Forming spirit -- Appendix: Christian theology labels : a quick primer.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Howard W. Stone is professor emeritus of pastoral theology and pastoral counseling at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. Among his many influential books are Brief Pastoral Counseling (1993), Crisis Counseling (1994), Depression and Hope (1998), and Strategies for Brief Pastoral Counseling (2011, editor). James O. Duke is the I. Wylie and Elizabeth M. Briscoe Professor of History of Christianity and History of Christian Thought at Brite Divinity School. His analytical and translation work has ranged over European and American religion, and with Mark Toulouse he is author of Makers of Christian Theology in America (1997) and editor of Sources of Christian Theology in America (1999).
Main Description
For over fifteen years, How to Think Theologically has served as the ideal primer on the work of theology for students at all levels of study. Stone and Duke contend that theology is not an optional, esoteric discipline, but one that every Christian person is called to do, and thus they welcome everyone to the essential, vibrant work of making religious sense of concrete life situations.The third edition of this popular book retains all of the lucid and lively text that marked the previous editions. On this already strong foundation, case studies and bibliographies are updated, and several helpful pedagogical elements are added.
Main Description
Howard Stone and James Duke contend that theology is not an optional, esoteric indulgence but instead a vital, practical skill by which people can make religious sense of concrete life situations and fulfil their intellectual vocations as Christians. So they have composed a successful theological primer for everyone. Again, in this third edition, Stone and Duke's lucid and lively text helps readers to probe their own theological roots and advance to a more deliberative, appreciative, and creative application of their embedded faith convictions. Addressing the how and why of theological sources, moves, and methods, Stone and Duke guide readers into major theological topics-gospel, sin and salvation, vocation, ethical discernment-through real-life case studies. The third edition is fully updated and expanded with a new format focused on study helps and calling out main themes. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Third Editionp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Faith, Understanding, and Reflectionp. 13
Fashioning Theologyp. 29
Resources for Theological Reflectionp. 43
Theological Methodp. 59
The Gospelp. 71
The Human Conditionp. 83
Vocationp. 97
Theological Reflection in Christian Communityp. 113
Forming Spiritp. 123
Appendix - Christian Theology Labels: A Quick Primerp. 131
Glossaryp. 135
Indexp. 141
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