ISBN : 9780198767862
Christian Philosophical Theology constitutes a Christian philosopher's look at various crucial topics in Christian theology, including belief in God, the nature of God, the Trinity, christology, the resurrection of Jesus, the general resurrection, redemption, and theological method. The book is tightly argued, and amounts to a coherent explanation of and case for the Christian world view. While the work is written from a broadly Reformed Protestant perspective and the author does not avoid controversial topics, the aim is to present a 'merely Christian' world view (to adapt slightly C. S. Lewis's famous term). That is, Stephen T. Davis attempts to write as much as possible from the perspective of the broad centre of Christian understanding.
I. Why Believe? God and Belief in God
1 Religious Belief and Unbelief
2 The Epistemic Status of Belief in God
3 God, Creation, and Revelation
4 Perichoretic Monotheism
II. Why Believe in Jesus? Resurrection and Incarnation
5 Why the Historical Jesus Matters
6 Jesus Christ: Saviour or Guru?
7 Was Jesus Raised Bodily?
8 `Seeing' the Risen Jesus
9 Was Jesus Mad, Bad, or Divine?
10 Is Kenotic Christology Orthodox?
III. How Are We Saved? Redemption
11 Karma or Grace?
12 The Wrath of God and the Blood of Christ
13 Bodily Redemption
14 The Resurrection of the Dead
IV. How To Do Theology? Theological Method
15 Scripture, Tradition, and Theological Authority
16 The Bible Is True