|Publication Date: 19 Nov 2015|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Author: Anthony Thiselton|
|ISBN-13: 9780281073306, 9780281073313|
One of the book’s great strengths is to provide a broad interdisciplinary perspective, and within that framework to cover all the key elements expected of any systematic theology: a theological understanding of God and creation; issues concerning theism and atheism; the nature of humankind and of misdirected desire and alienation; the work and Person of Christ; the Person and work of the Holy Spirit; the Church, ministry and sacraments; and two chapters on the last things. Each chapter is built on careful foundations in biblical exegesis, while also interacting with major thinkers through the centuries and today.
Too often systematic theologies yield disappointingly few practical lessons for Christian discipleship and devotion. Thiselton, by contrast, has produced a work that is fully mindful of these practical concerns, injecting into his theological discussions many helpful observations about their relevance to the Christian life.
Thiselton’s theological genius lies in his extraordinary capacity to help us see familiar issues afresh and deepen our sense of truth.
Drawing on his many years of teaching systematic theology, Anthony Thiselton has provided us with a wonderfully concise systematic theology that covers all the classic theological topics. From as broad an interdisciplinary perspective as possible, it engages biblical exegesis and major thinkers through the centuries, mindful throughout of practical implications for Christian discipleship and devotion. I highly recommend this book not only for systematic theology courses but also for anyone interested in understanding more fully what lies at the heart of Christian theology.
Learned and judicious, this one-volume Systematic Theology combines the breadth and depth of Professor Thiselton's earlier work in biblical studies, hermeneutics, and Christian doctrine with his years of classroom teaching to provide a volume that is accessible and eminently readable. His even-handed and charitable approach will commend the work to a wide audience. I highly recommend it.
... this is a work that repays careful attention. It really can deepen understanding of the Christian faith and it will awaken interest in students for the writings of other theologians such as Panneberg, Moltmann or Jungel.