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Author: Colin Gunton
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Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (October 8, 2001)
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The Christian Faith: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine by Colin Gunton



Colin Gunton's introduction to the Christian Faith is a very approachable book for those who wish to think about systematic theology. He organizes the book in the same way that Friedrich Schleiermacher did with his book under the same name, as a discussion of the Christian creed and the Trinitarian faith we've inherited. Yet where Schleiermacher talked about only the experience of God, Gunton is able to talk about the creator God who reveals himself to humanity as Father, Son, and Spirit. Sadly, Gunton was never able to write such a work. But in the end, Gunton's commitment to the Triune God trumps all other theological allegiances, making his work truly a confession of Christian faith.

Though this book is a pretty good systematic theology overview revolving around the theme of the Trinity it is difficult at times to read. Though classical in its positioning, Gunton provides a very moderate evangelical perspective on standard systematic theology topics. In fact, a conservative evangelical will consider Gunton "soft," while a liberal theologian will consider his views outdated

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What is Christian doctrine? The fourteen specially commissioned essays in this book serve to give an answer to many aspects of that question. Written by leading theologians from America and Britain they place doctrine in its setting-what it has been historically, and how it relates to other forms of culture-and outline central features of its content.

Colin Gunton's introduction to the Christian Faith is a very approachable book for those who wish to think about systematic theology. Gunton was actively involved in the United Reformed Church i Colin Ewart Gunton (1941-2003) was a British systematic theologian.

The Christian Faith is nothing to be nervous about. Colin E. Gunton has provided a clear and concise overview of the Trinity and His creation. This book offers a comprehensive and lively look at the Christian faith by ected theologian, Colin Gunton. Distilling a lifetime's experience of teaching and thought, this is a book for those who wish to understand the meaning and relevance of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity. Beginning with consideration of creation and providence, it moves on to the person and work of Christ, and then to the human appropriation of belief and eschatology.

Colin Ewart Gunton (19 January 1941 – 6 May 2003) was a British Reformed systematic theologian. He made contributions to the doctrine of Creation and the doctrine of the trinity. Gunton was actively involved in the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom where he had been a minister since 1972. Written by leading theologians from America and Britain, the essays place doctrine in its setting - what it has been historically, and how it relates to other forms of culture - and outline central features of its content.

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This book offers a comprehensive and lively look at the Christianfaith by internationally-respected theologian, Colin Gunton.Distilling a lifetime's experience of teaching and thought, this isa book for those who wish to understand the meaning and relevanceof the fundamental beliefs of Christianity.

The order of the book follows the central themes of the NiceneCreed, the manifesto of the Christian faith. Beginning withconsideration of creation and providence, it moves on to the personand work of Christ, and then to the human appropriation of beliefand eschatology. A concluding chapter brings together, in atreatment of the Trinity, a discussion of the divine attributes andthe doctrine of God that has been revealed in the process of thebook's argument.

No other book offers such a comprehensive, systematic andaccessible overview of the Christian faith. It will proveinvaluable to students of introductory theology, as well as anyoneinterested in the fundamental claims of Christianity.

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grand star
This masterpiece has a slightly misleading title - it is far more profound than an "introduction". A book that you will be able to come back to for a lifetime.
Manarius
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Getaianne
the book was listed as an ex library book but it didn't have any 'withdrawn' stickers and still has all library markings, stickers and numbers, hope someone isn't selling library books!
actually turned out I bought the wrong book
black coffe
Colin Gunton's introduction to the Christian Faith is a very approachable book for those who wish to think about systematic theology. He organizes the book in the same way that Friedrich Schleiermacher did with his book under the same name, as a discussion of the Christian creed and the Trinitarian faith we've inherited. Yet where Schleiermacher talked about only the experience of God, Gunton is able to talk about the creator God who reveals himself to humanity as Father, Son, and Spirit. The book was a quick read for me and a good refresher on Trinitarian thought. I especially appreciated the almost deductive way Gunton talks about the Trinity. His theology of the Creator and his creation was also very helpful.
Cobandis
Colin Gunton's "The Christian Faith" is exactly what it says it is - an introduction to Christian doctrine. But it is also a corrective. In as such as Friedrich Schleiermacher stood over the shoulder of Karl Barth, Barth stands behind Gunton. And Gunton fundamentally views his theological enterprise as advancing Barth's "Church Dogmatics," hence offering an outline that expands the Doctrine of Creation, reinforces a christocentric theology, and introducing a pneumatology that is often overlooked within academic, Christian confession. In other words, Gunton intended on challenging Barth's Doctrine of Creation and incorporating the Holy Spirit in such a way that would have been unique in Trinitarian discourse. Sadly, Gunton was never able to write such a work. But in the end, Gunton's commitment to the Triune God trumps all other theological allegiances, making his work truly a confession of Christian faith.
Walan
Though this book is a pretty good systematic theology overview revolving around the theme of the Trinity it is difficult at times to read. Though classical in its positioning, Gunton provides a very moderate evangelical perspective on standard systematic theology topics. Many will complain that Gunton likes to tread the middle path than landing his two feet on either side of the road. In fact, a conservative evangelical will consider Gunton "soft," while a liberal theologian will consider his views outdated. Despite this, the book is still useful for seminary students or ministers who need a quick reference on the standard topics of systematic theology.