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.
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.