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By Philip Kennedy

Philip Kennedy right here deals the 1st booklet that any pupil - without or with non secular convictions - can profitably use to get quick to grips with the necessities of the Christian faith: its heritage and its key thinkers, its successes and its mess ups. such a lot latest undergraduate textbooks of theology start from primarily conventional positions at the Bible, doctrine, authority, interpretation, and God. What makes Philip Kennedy's ebook either singularly vital and uniquely diversified is that it has a very new starting-point. the writer contends that conventional Christian theology needs to commonly overhaul lots of its theses due to a mess of contemporary social, old and highbrow revolutions. delivering a grand old sweep of the genesis of the fashionable age, and writing with panache and a magisterial take hold of of the correct debates, conflicts and controversies, a latest creation to Theology strikes a drained and more and more incoherent self-discipline in really clean and intriguing instructions, and may be welcomed through scholars and readers of the subject.

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