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Readership: General readers interested in the topic of theology; students planning to study theology/religious studies at A-level or undergraduate level.
David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, and Director of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme
David F. Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, and Director of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme. He is the author of many books, including most recently The Future of Christian Theology (OUP, 2011), Christian Wisdom: Desiring God and Learning in Love (CUP, 2007), and Shaping Theology: Engagements in a Religious and Secular World (OUP, 2007).
"It is written in an extremely accesible, interesting and fresh style and this combined with its 'safely' othodox but balanced tone will make it a useful aid to assisting a range of people." - Ray Gaston, Theology November/December 1999
Part 1: Describing the field
1: Introduction: Theology and the religions in transformation
2: Theology and religious studies: how is the field shaped?
Part 2: Theological explorations
3: Thinking of God
4: Living before God: worship, ethics, and politics
5: Facing evil
6: Jesus Christ
7: Salvation - scope, intensity, and dialogues
Part 3: Skills, disciplines, and methods
8: Through the past to the present: history and texts
9: Experience, reason, and wisdom
Part 4: Prospects
10: Theology for the third millennium