Faith Thinking, Second Edition

The Dynamics of Christian Theology

By Trevor Hart

Faith Thinking, Second Edition

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  • ISBN: 9781725277120
  • Pages: 334
  • Publication Date: 11/12/2020
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Faith Thinking, Second Edition

The Dynamics of Christian Theology

By Trevor Hart

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  • ISBN: 9781725277120
  • Pages: 334
  • Publication Date: 11/12/2020
  • Retail Price: $36.00
Web Price: $28.80
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About-

Faith Thinking provides a stimulating introduction to some vital questions of method in Christian theology. The book argues that faith commitments are necessary not in theology alone but in all serious acts of our knowing anything at all as human beings. Knowledge, in other words, is always bound to be the outcome of some process of “faith seeking understanding.” Fresh consideration is given too in this book to relationships obtaining between the authoritative canon of Scripture, tradition, and “reason” in the theological task. Finally, in this new edition an important reevaluation is undertaken of the potentially explosive impact of “truth claims” in a post-truth world.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“This book is a clear and powerful attempt to show how the truth claims of Christian theology can be advanced in the contemporary world. Trevor Hart deftly navigates between dogmatism on the one hand and relativism on the other, arguing that the role faith plays in theology does not reduce theology to a non-rational ‘personal choice,’ since faith commitments are an essential element in other forms of knowledge. In this second edition, Hart argues that the particularities of Christian thinking have special value in a world that is divided by identity, offering a hospitality and love to the ‘other’ that goes beyond what liberal tolerance can provide.”

—C. Stephen Evans, Baylor University



“When a seasoned professional writes profound truth in simple language, the result is a work that is engaging and informative. Such is Faith Thinking. Hart draws on the riches of the Christian tradition and brings these into dialogue with some of the more pressing issues of our own today to illustrate and encourage a reformation among Christians who are able and willing to engage in faithful thinking. Philosophers, theologians, cultural icons, and popular figures weave in and out of the narrative so smoothly one hardly realizes they are getting an education in how to think theologically. Theology has never been for the faint-hearted, and Hart’s work takes that seriously. Hart offers a constructive, public, and practical theology as a way to navigate the cultural pressures and ideologies of today. We would do well to take Hart to heart.”

—Myk Habets, Laidlaw College, New Zealand



“Twenty-five years ago, Trevor Hart wrote a remarkably sophisticated account of how we know and witness to the truth. When it comes to God, yes, but also just about anything else, we encounter reality in the mode of faith seeking understanding. In this greatly enlarged second edition, born amidst polarization and pandemic, Hart’s theological epistemology emerges into a profound call to discipleship, a call to follow and love the truth by which we have been grasped even more than we love our descriptions of it.”

—Matt Jenson, Biola University



“Twenty-five years on, Trevor Hart’s Faith Thinking remains among the most discerning, intelligent, accessible, and engaging introductions to the Christian faith written during my lifetime. It is thrilling to see it reissued in a second and expanded edition for a new generation of the curious living on the border of things, and for those seeking ways of reading the world as it really might be at a time when truth itself—in its surprising and porous ways of being among us—is a particularly endangered and unloved species.”

—Jason A. Goroncy, University of Divinity, Australia

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Trevor Hart

Bio(s)-

Trevor Hart is Rector of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in St Andrews and Canon Theologian of Perth Cathedral. He was formerly Professor of Divinity and Director of the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts in the University of St Andrews.

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