The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity and Diversity

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InterVarsity Press, Apr 1, 2016 - Religion - 399 pages
In The Mosaic of Christian Belief Roger E. Olson thematically traces the contours of Christian belief down through the ages, revealing a pattern of both unity and diversity. He finds a consensus of teaching that is both unitive and able to incorporate a faithful diversity when not forced into the molds of false either-or alternatives. The mosaic that emerges from Olson's work, now updated throughout and with a new chapter on the Holy Spirit, displays a mediating evangelical theology that is irenic in spirit and tone. Olson, writing with nonspecialists in mind, has masterfully sketched out the contours of the Great Tradition of the Christian faith with simplicity while avoiding oversimplification.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Abbreviations
9
The Need for a BothAnd Theology
11
Unity and Diversity
29
One and Many
50
Universal and Particular
71
Divine Word and Human Words
90
Great and Good
112
Objective and Subjective
272
Gift and Task
294
Visible and Invisible
317
Continuity and Discontinuity
337
Already and Not Yet
362
Name Index
389
Subject Index
392
Praise for the First Edition of The Mosaic of Christian Belief
397

Three and One
134
Good and Fallen
157
Limited and Detailed
179
Essentially Good and Existentially Estranged
201
God and Man
226
Divine Person and Power
247
About the Author
398
Other Books by Roger E Olson
399
More Titles from InterVarsity Press
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IVP Academic Textbook Selector
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Roger E. Olson is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, Waco, Texas. He is author of The Story of Christian Theology:and The Journey of Modern Theology.

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