SKU (ISBN): 9781535933339
Binding: Trade Paper
Publisher: B and H Publishing Group
When handling the things of God, our method matters.
Everyone who thinks about God has a method for approaching the subject, whether they recognize it or not. A theological method addresses foundational questions such as: What is theology? How should we approach Scripture? What is the role of tradition, philosophy, and experience? How do we use theology in ministering to others? These questions are vital for anyone studying God and his Word-how one defines theology, sees its task, and uses its sources will shape one’s doctrine, for better or worse.
In The Method of Christian Theology, Rhyne Putman guides readers through the essential first words of systematic theology. Written for entry-level theology students, this book gives clear suggestions about how to use theological sources, how to reason through difficult problems, and how to apply theological reflection to paper writing and preaching. By studying the foundations of theology, readers will be better equipped to serve God’s people in whatever ministry they are called to.