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Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology [Kindle Edition]

Daniel L. Migliore
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This timely, stimulating introduction to Christian theology is both critically respectul of the church's classical theological heritage and critically open to the emphases of contemporary theology--especially feminist, black, and Latin American liberation theologies. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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''A provocative reinterpretation of Christian theology. Migliore's focus on the new community offers positive insights for theological reflection'' --Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

''Migliore's goal is to present theology in language that can be readily grasped by the theological beginner. Hurrah!'' --Theology Today

''This is theology with a sure and sharp pastoral touch. . . . An ideal primer in doctrine for students.'' --The Expository Times

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Daniel L. Migliore is Charles Hodge Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars orthodoxy in the light of modern debates 5 Dec. 2008
By S. May
I plead guilty to having set Migliore as a textbook for students (though not for the person whose review mentions this!)

Whilst Migliore is not always the most dynamic or colourful of writers, he is both thorough and reliable. He displays admirable balance whilst clearly stating his own point of view. He is consistent with historic Christianity (i.e. orthodoxy, the Creeds), whilst taking seriously issues raised by modern movements such as feminism, black theology, the ecological crisis. This is much more than the 'discuss briefly in order to summarily reject' approach which we sometimes see, and is itself a model for Christian engagement. Whilst Migliore comes from a Reformed background, he argues that challenges posed by our contemporary world to historic Christianity must be addressed (compare Alvin Kimel's 'Reading the Christian God: the Holy Trinity and the Challenge of Feminism').

There are substantial and helpful sections on all the standard theological 'topoi', subjects - Task of Theology, Revelation, Scripture, Trinity, Creation, Providence, Humanity, Holy Spirit, Sacraments, Church, Hope. The Christology section includes a substantial (and helpful) treatment of atonement. Three appendices contains cleverly written imagined conversations between groups of theologians (including Barth, Rahner, Moltmann, Tillich et al.) covering some central subjects of modern theology - the Resurrection, Natural Theology, Political Theology. Whilst some might regard these figures as now dated, I would argue that this is far from the case and - though Migliore is far from being a comprehensive guide to modern and historic theology - his fundamental approach is sound, informative and worth emulating.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The search is on... 19 Jan. 2004
By Kurt Messick HALL OF FAME
n 'Faith Seeking Understanding'. Migliore has in this book put together one of the clearest, accessible systematic theologies available today. It is written in a crisp, concise, and engaging style which is short on technical and differently-defined terms, and long on meaning and substance.
Migliore addresses all of the major issues of a Christian systematic theology -- the nature of God, the nature and mystery of the Trinity, the person and work of Jesus Christ, the authenticity of sources and norms, eschatology and the future of faith, as well as other topics. He does a very good job at briefly introducing each topic in a modern historical context, bringing up topics from the past that have impacted upon the development of theological ideas, and then presenting the diversity of current theological positions.
This text is used in systematic theology courses in ecumenical seminaries -- it is particularly well suited for the task because it does not shrink from important issues of faith or morality, but does not force the reader into a particular set of beliefs. All who read this will variously agree and disagree with the author, with historical authorities, and with contemporary theologians at some point or another in the text.
However, this is no mere textbook. It is a wonderful introduction to theological thought processes. Whether your theological framework is medieval catholic or liberation or process or non-denominational; whether your approach to biblical authority is literalist or free-form or skeptical; whether your faith is strong, weak, agnostic, or atheist, this book will give you things to think about. It is in no way preachy, and doesn't even pretend to try to convince. This is the point of faith seeking understanding -- one will not come to faith by simple academic exercise. But this book can help clarify whatever faith is already there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Theology review 24 Oct. 2009
By Rev Jan
Excellent reference book - well worth buying rather than just borrowing from a library.
Migliori is more evangelical in his views than Mc Alister so it's worth owning both to get a rounded view.Christian Theology: An Introduction
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By brian
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This book has been a really great help with some difficult issues on the course I am doing which is a Durham Uni BA in Theology & Ministry.
Great clarity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensible Trinitarian approach 24 April 2013
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This book was the only one one of several recommended for background reading for background reading for a series of lectures/discussions given and led by post-graduate students of New College Edinburgh designed to present Christian Theology to a mainly lay group of people in Edinburgh that was available in Kindle - and also the least expensive. I found it to be well written and both understandable and persuasive, without requiring much in the way of theological training. It takes the insights of modern theologians seriously and both explains and compares them with those of classical theologians them in a way which is sympathetic without being uncritical or fundamentalist.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very useful insights 2 Jan. 2013
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very readably clear the subjects are very helpfully laid out. It helped me to structure my thoughts -
and I'd recommend it
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