This introductory theology text helps students articulate basic Christian doctrines, think theologically so they can act Christianly in a diverse world, and connect Christian thought to their everyday life of faith.
Written from a solidly evangelical yet ecumenically aware perspective, this book models a way of doing theology that is generous and charitable. It attends to history and contemporary debates and features voices from the global church. Asides made up of illustrative quotations, key Scripture passages, classic hymn texts, and devotional poetry punctuate the chapters.
The first edition of this book has been well received (over 25,000 copies sold). The second edition has been updated and revised throughout and includes a new section on gender and race as well as new end-of-chapter material connecting each doctrine to a spiritual discipline.