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This book challenges Christians to think. Committed lay Christians, says Cobb, are already theologians; he wants them to realize this and then to become good theologians. Laypersons are just as capable as professional theologians of intellectual hard work, but they no longer expect the church to ask this of them. Cobb discusses why it is important for Christians to think ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Abingdon Press
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Cobb does Christians a great service by challenging them and showing them how to own what they believe. It's a basic course in critical thinking, along with a survey of theological opinions that modern Christians hold about a variety of topics. The strength of this book is that it doesn't assume the correct answers. It's hard to think clearly and critically when there's a gun to your head.
Another great book for my teaching. Cobb clearly and carefully writing for a lay Christian audience, primarily, but with such clarity and thoughtfulness that I find it easy to engage a range of students from multiple faith-stances in discussion of the issues Cobb raises.