How the Light Gets In: Ethical Life I by Graham WardHow the Light Gets In: Ethical Life I by Graham Ward

How the Light Gets In: Ethical Life I

byGraham Ward

Hardcover | March 7, 2016

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How the Light Gets In: Ethical Life I presents a systematic account of the teachings of the Christian faith to offer a vision, from a human, created, and limited perspective, of the ways all things might be understood from the divine perspective. It explores how Christian doctrine is lived,and the way in which beliefs are not simply cognitive sets of ideas but embodied cultural practices. Christians learn how to understand the contents of their faith, learn the language of the faith, through engagements that are simultaneously somatic, affective, imaginative, and intellectual.In the first of four volumes, Graham Ward examines the complex levels of these engagements through three historical developments in the systematic organization of doctrine: the Creeds, the Summa, and Protestant dogmatics. He outlines a methodology for exploring and practicing systematic theologythat captures how the faith is lived in cultural, social, and embodied engagements. Ward then unpicks several fundamental theological concepts and how they are to be understood from the point of view of an engaged systematics: truth, revelation, judgement, discernment, proclamation, faith seekingunderstanding, and believing as it relates to and grounds the possibilities for faith.This groundbreaking work offers an interdisciplinary investigation through poetry, art, film, the Bible and theological discourse, analysing the human condition and theology as the deep dream for salvation. The final part relates theology as a lived and ongoing pedagogy concerned with individual andcorporate formation to biological life, social life, and life in Christ. Here an approach to living theologically is sketched that is the primary focus for all four volumes: ethical life.
Graham Ward is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford and Extraordinary Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. His previous publications include Unbelievable: Why We Believe and Why We Don't (I.B.Taurus, 2013), The Politics of Discipleship: Becoming Post-mat...
Title:How the Light Gets In: Ethical Life IFormat:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:March 7, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: An Engaged Systematics1. Credo2. Summa3. Dogmatics4. So What is an Engaged Systematics?Part II: Some Basics5. Where We Must Begin6. What We Need to Get Started7. The Double Helix: Truth, Proclamation and Judgement8. Faith Seeking Understanding: Life9. What Makes Belief BelievablePart III: Ethical Life