This Very Short Introduction provides both believers and
non-believers with a balanced survey of the central questions of
contemporary theology. David Ford's interrogative approach draws
the reader into considering the principles underlying religious
belief, including the centrality of salvation to most major
religions, the concept of God in ancient, modern, and postmodern
contexts, the challenge posed to theology by prayer and worship,
and the issue of sin and evil. He also proves the nature of
experience, knowledge, and wisdom in theology, and discusses what
is involved in interpreting theological texts today. ABOUT THE
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