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Life Together in the Way of Jesus Christ
An Introduction to Christian Theology

By Dan R. Stiver

Life Together in the Way of Jesus Christ
Paperback, 500 pages $49.95
Published: 31st January 2009
ISBN: 9781602580619
Format: 9in x 6in

Subjects: All Religious Studies, All Theology, Contemporary Theology, Historical Theology

Dan Stiver has crafted an engaging one-volume introduction to Christian beliefs, based on his experience teaching introductory theology courses. While describing how traditional theology came to be, he explains for both undergraduates and graduate students how theology is already a part of their life of faith.

As he examines traditional theological issues and such current topics as globalization and ecology, Stiver treats theology as a living, dynamic activity. Employing useful case studies, his groundbreaking approach helps students understand what theology is—and shows them that they are participants in creating an ongoing, vigorous theology that will remain at the center of their faith for the rest of their lives.



1. Introduction:  Beginning the Journey                                                                                

2. Prolegomena:  Mapping the Journey                                                                                

3. The Doctrine of Revelation:  Lighting the Way                                                               

4. The Doctrine of God:  The Beginning and the End                                                        

5. The Doctrine of Creation:  The Beginning                                                                         

6. The Doctrines of Humanity and Sin:  Rising and Falling                                               

7. The Doctrine of Christ:  The Light of the Way                                                 

8. The Doctrine of Salvation:  The Way                                                                                   

9. The Doctrine of the Church:  Walking Together                                                             

10. The Doctrine of the Last Things:  The End                                                                      


Stiver’s overarching image of theology as a journey is provocative and insightful.

—Beth Newman, Professor of Theology and Ethics, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond

Stiver’s work is worthy to weigh down the bookshelves, backpacks, and hard drives of the emerging generation of theological students.

—Charles J. Scalise, Professor of Church History, Fuller Theological Seminary

This is an up-to-date introduction to theology fully aware of recent developments in hermeneutics and postmodernity, which is to say: language, meaning, knowledge, truth.  Stiver not only provides a survey of the tradition but responds to present concerns, striking a good balance between communicating the heart of the classic tradition and addressing contemporary problems.

—Kevin Vanhoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dan R. Stiver (Ph.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Cook-Derrick Professor of Theology at Logsdon School of Theology, Hardin-Simmons University.  Stiver is the author of Theology After Ricoeur: New Directions in Hermeneutical Theology (2001), and The Philosophy of Religious Language: Sign, Symbol, and Story (1996).

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 500 pages
 9in x 6in

  REL006400, REL012000, REL067000
 Baylor University Press

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