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Inquiring After God: Classic and Contemporary Readings

Inquiring After God: Classic and Contemporary Readings

Ellen Charry (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-20543-2

Feb 2000, Wiley-Blackwell

376 pages

In Stock

$157.95

Description

Instead of introducing students to Christian theology through its doctrines, this text introduces it through discussion of church practices and of the experience of everyday Christian life.
Part I: Christian Catechesis: Initial Formation:.

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.

"Charry's organization of these classic and contemporary readings is intellectually, spiritually, and practically compelling ... This collection will be helpful to a range of 'inquirers' and would also provide an excellent resource for college and seminary courses." Religious Studies Review
  • 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.