Theology As Discipleship

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Acknowledgments
Preface

1. Recovering Theology
Concerns With Theology
What Went Wrong?
Rebuilding The Discipline

2. Being In Christ
Reframing Reality
God’s Eternal Plan
Theology By Participation

3. Partnership With Christ
The Pattern Of Partnership
Life With Christ
Theology With Christ

4. The Word Of God
God And Human Words
God And Written Words
Christ And Scripture
Test Case: Jesus And The Pharisees
Reading With Christ

5. Hearing The Word Of God
Reading In Love
Hearing With The Church
Test Case: Circumcision
Theology Of The Word

6. The Mind Of Christ
The Pattern Of Christ’s Mind
Imitating Christ
Thinking After Christ

7. Theology In Christ

Subject Index
Scripture Index

Additional Info
For many people, the word “theology” evokes something dry, academic, irrelevant and disconnected from the everyday concerns of life. We surely would not say that about God, so why is our talk about God any different? In this engaging and accessible introduction, Keith Johnson takes a fresh look at theology. He presents the discipline of theology as one of the ways we participate in the life of the triune God. Without suggesting it should be removed from the academy, Johnson argues that theology has to be integrally connected to the traditions and practices of the church. If academic theology is to be genuinely theological, then it has to be carried out in obedience to Jesus Christ and in service to the church. Unlike other introductions, Theology as Discipleship avoids the usual overview of doctrines according to the creed, which traditionally move from the Trinity to eschatology. Johnson instead explains the content of theology by describing the Christian life?being in Christ, hearing God’s Word, sharing the mind of Christ. Theology not only leads to discipleship, but is itself a way of following after Christ in faith.

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SKU (ISBN): 9780830840342
ISBN10: 0830840346
Keith Johnson
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: December 2015
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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