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The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction

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A Christian's understanding of God is crucial to how he or she views everything else. In The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction, Veli-Matti Karkkainen surveys what the church has traditionally thought about God. He also examines what the church today, both in North America and around the world, thinks about God and shows how the insights of Christians from various cult ...more
Paperback, 315 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Baker Academic
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Joel Wentz
Dec 16, 2015 Joel Wentz rated it it was amazing
As a concise, approachable, summary of theological/philosophical thought around the world, this book is remarkably successful. At several points, I found my head spinning at the diverse and varied doctrines that have been created throughout the history of Christian thought. This will certainly be a volume that I will refer to again and again as I delve deeper into certain strands of thought. Furthermore, and perhaps this is the reason I loved it so much, I found myself discovering completely new ...more
Nicholas Quient
A concise and globally minded introduction. VMK goes through the biblical texts, church history, and explored the DoG through multiple prominent theologians (Barth, Moltmann, et al). Highly recommended.
Dec 07, 2007 Susie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: theology readers
partially read for systematic theology class. Very well written, incorporating and succinctly summarizing numerous approaches to the theology of God. Ecumenical approach.
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