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Publication Date: 15 Apr 2010
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 256
Author: Alister McGrath
ISBN-13: 9780281062096, 9780281064991

Mere Theology

Christian Faith And The Discipleship Of The Mind
By Alister McGrath
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Summary
For thoughtful Christians and Agnostics alike.

Are you looking to understand the role of Christianity in the making of the modern Western world?

Will provide encouragement and stimulation to develop a 'discipleship of the mind'.

In this inviting, accessible and exhilarating volume, Alister McGrath explores how the great tradition of Christian theological reflection can enrich our faith and deepen our engagement with the concerns and debates of the world around us.

The first part of the book deals with the purpose, place and relevance of Christian theology. It provides a helpful introduction to:

· the role of theology in transforming the way we see things;
· how we might handle theological ambiguity;
· the difference the Christian faith makes to our treatment of the natural world;
· the link between theology and apologetics.

The focus then switches to engaging with contemporary culture and concerns, including many issues raised by the new atheism. The second part of the work deals with the relation of the natural sciences and faith: here the core arguments of recent atheist writers are critically examined, including their demand for a ‘New Enlightenment’.

In short, Mere Theology addresses matters of real importance for Christian life and thought. It will prove both encouraging and stimulating to all those concerned with developing a ‘discipleship of the mind’.
About the Author
Alister McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, and a prolific author. His bestselling volume The Dawkins Delusion? has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide in 17 languages, and his other books for SPCK include Why God Won’t Go Away and The Landscape of Faith.
Press Reviews

[On Mere Discipleship]: Alister McGrath offers an appealing and lucid demonstration of theology understood as a “reflective inhabitation” of the Christian faith. This wise and elegant book shows the urgent importance of a Christian mind for faithful discipleship that engages the contemporary world. It should be essential reading for every pastor and every thoughtful Christian layperson. [On ]

- Jeffrey P. Greenman, President, Regent College, Vancouver

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