1. Inquiring After God When Instructing Beginners: Elucidating the Creed.
Text: Catechetical Oration of Gregory Nazianzus or Gregory of Nyssa.
2. Inquiring After God When Meditating on Scripture: Practicing God's Word.
Text: Bernard of Clairvaux - selected Sermons on the Song of Songs, or Luther's or Calvin's commentaries.
3. Inquiring After God Through Prayer.
Text: Maximus Conessor On the Our Father.
4. Inquiring After God Through the Sacraments: Tasting the Kingdom.
Text: Tertullian or Cyril of Jerusalem Mystagogical Catechesis.
5. Inquiring After God When Preaching.
Text: Augustine's Homilies.
Part II: Ongoing Formation: Practicing the Christian Life: .
6. Inquiring After God Through Art: Learning of God and Living With the Saints.
Text: Theodore the Studite on The Holy Icons.
7. Inquiring After God Through Experience: Appropriating and Correcting the Faith of the Church.
Text: Julian of Norwich Showings.
8. Inquiring After God Through Christian Living: Imitating Christ as Ministry.
Text: William Law or John Wesley.
9. Inquiring After God Through Creation: Reasoning as God's Creature.
Text: Thomas Aquinas Selection from the Summa Theologiae.
- Pursues theological inquiry as a spiritual as well as an intellectual discipline.
- Focuses on Christian practices over the centuries rather than on doctrines and their interrelations.
- Offers a completely new approach for those coming to the discipline for the first time.
- Brings together in one volume classic and contemporary discussions of Christian practices.