Encountering God: Christian Faith in Turbulent Times

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2000 - Religion - 177 pages
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In this helpful introduction, the authors focus on the basic issues of Christian Faith as filtered through contemporary experience: the mystery of faith, justification and sanctification, salvation, sin, the sacraments, hope, and joy. Ideal for group or individual study, this guide brings these doctrines to life and helps readers understand their relevance in day-to-day experience.

 

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Contents

Encountering God
1
The Mystery of Faith
13
The Fatherhood of God 2 3
25
The Lordship of Christ 3 3
35
The Communion of the Holy Spirit
44
A MidCourse Reflection
55
The Finality of Forgiveness
65
The Visibility of the Word
77
The Comfort of Predestination
107
The Miracle of Prayer
115
The Use of Scripture 12 6
126
The Blessing of Lamentation
133
The Certainty of Salvation
144
The Reality of Hope 15 3
153
The Joy of Faith
164
Acknowledgments
172

The Struggle for Saintliness
87
The Accident of Sin
98

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About the author (2000)

Charles Partee is P.C. Rossin Professor of Church History at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

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