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Christian Theology: The Basics by Murray (University of Otago, New Zealand) Rae


Christian Theology: The Basics by Murray (University of Otago, New Zealand) Rae

Christian Theology: The Basics is a concise introduction to the nature, tasks and central concerns of theology - the study of God within the Christian tradition. Providing a broad overview of the story that Christianity tells us about our human situation before God, this book will also seek to provide encouragement and a solid foundation for the reader's further explorations within the subject. With debates surrounding the relation between faith and reason in theology, the book opens with a consideration of the basis of theology and goes on to explore key topics including: The identity of Jesus and debates in ChristologyThe role of the Bible in shaping theological inquiryThe centrality of the Trinity for all forms of Christian thinkingThe promise of salvation and how it is achieved. With suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter along with a glossary Christian Theology: The Basics, is the ideal starting point for those new to study of theology.


Rae (Univ. of Otago, New Zealand) provides a concise, fair, and accurate overview of the basics of Christian theology. (...) The glossary will be helpful for those looking at Christian theology for the first time and those who want succinct definitions of key terms. Readers looking for an interesting, accessible, and balanced introduction to main features of Christian theology will find this a most helpful guide. Summing Up: Recommended.

- D. K. McKim, Memphis Theological Seminary in CHOICE

About the Author

Murray Rae is Professor of Theology at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

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Publication date

27th April 2015


Murray (University of Otago, New Zealand) Rae

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


178 pages


Christian theology



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