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The Problems in Theology series gives those interested in contentious theological problems the sources necessary to cut to the heart of the debate. Featuring an assortment of extracts from the primary sources shaping these issues today, these volumes cover the purpose of creation, the nature of evil, the relationship of science to religion, and the Acts of God.
Each volume features a useful introduction to situate the student in the discussion. The general chapter topics are nuanced into specific subchapters with several excerpts from theological works. These develop the positions and arguments of a particular theological issue. Each chapter concludes with stimulating questions for further discussion.
The Bible is not without its controversies. In the realm of theology, specific issues can be viewed from any number of disparate vantage points. Finding the resources necessary to understand the issues can be a daunting task. The Problems in Theology series brings relevant sources together in thought-provoking volumes.
A very useful collection, judiciously selected and more comprehensive in its coverage than others in the same field.
—John Hick, University of Birmingham
Of immense benefit to hard-pressed students, these books are to be highly recommended to those embarking on the study of theology.
Jeff Astley is director of the North of England Institute for Christian Education and and an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the University of Durham.
Ann Loades is Emeritus Professor of Divinity in the University of Durham.
David Brown is Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham and a canon of Durham Cathedral. His books include Choices, Invitation to Theology, The Divine Trinity, and, most recently, a collection of sermons, The Word to Set You Free.