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Who Needs Theology?: An Invitation to the…
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Who Needs Theology?: An Invitation to the Study of God

by Stanley J. Grenz

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To many Christians theology is something alien, overly intellectual and wholly unappealing. Even seminary students are known to balk at the prospect of a course on theology. Yet theology--most simply, the knowledge of God--is essential to the life and health of the church.In this short introduction, Stanley Grenz and Roger Olson, two theologians who care deeply about the witness of ordinary Christians and the ministry of the church, show what theology is, what tools theology uses, why every believer (advanced degrees or not) is a theologian and how the theological enterprise can be productive and satisfying. Their clear, easily understood book is ideal for students, church study groups and individual Christians who want to strengthen understanding, belief and commitment by coming to know God more fully.… (more)

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Excellent invitation to why every Christian should engage in theology (although, they already are whenever they ask and seek to discover life's ultimate questions).

Olson & Grenz define and defend theology, discuss theology's task's and tradition, the tools required, how theology should be constructed, and the purpose of theology: to bring theology to life in our lives.

For anyone who has a negative attitude towards theology, who find it destructive to the spiritual life, just plain boring or too complicated to be involved in, or just is a new believer finding an interest in the Christian doctrine, this short (only 150 pages) and easy read is for you; it's a great place to start on the road studying the Bible. ( )
  atdCross | Nov 8, 2018 |
Though I do not share some of the conclusions that these writers make in their own theologizing, this little book is a gem for the student embarking on the waters of theology for the first time. It is a marvelous work designed to introduce us to some variety, and serves to warn about inherent dangers. I cannot recommend it highly enough. An enjoyable read! ( )
  Theodore.Zachariades | Oct 28, 2016 |
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  CPI | Aug 1, 2016 |
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