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Introduction to Christian Theology

Introduction to Christian Theology

An attractive, accessible introduction to systematic theology for college students. Rooted in classical theology with strong sensitivities to ecumenical, liberation, and feminist concerns, the book creates exciting and pertinent presentations of major topics, illumines options, and nudges students to formulate a personal stance.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800629847
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 7 x 9.25
  • Pages 384
  • Publication Date February 7, 1997


"In contemporary society where fewer persons are biblically literate or versed in church creeds, Bradley Hanson has crafted an open and accessible Introduction to Christian Theology that does not require an extensive prior knowledge of the tradition. Not afraid of combining experience with doctrine, he meets the learners where they are, helping them to wrestle with their own issues and faith commitments."
— Letty M. Russell, Yale University Divinity School

"Bradley Hanson's work wears its learning lightly and its faith openly. Clearly, indeed, crisply written, Introduction to Christian Theology should find wide ecumenical acceptance among undergraduate teachers and their students. It would also be an excellent first text for those embarking on the study of theology in adult education settings."
— Lawrence S. Cunningham, University of Notre Dame

What students are saying about this book:
  • "Highly insightful text—covers a wide range of topics—best aspect is that it really made me do a ton of thinking and questioning of my own faith."
  • "I gained the most from this book. It was written in a language that we could understand and the examples used were very helpful."
  • "This text was clear and easy to follow. I really enjoyed the analogies and particularly the emphasis on how it relates to life now."
  • "I very much enjoyed this book; quite easy reading, which makes things so much clearer. It gave so many opinions that I was able to form some of my own."