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A Grammar of Christian Faith: Systematic Explorations in Christian Life and Doctrine

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A Grammar of Christian Faith is a two-volume set that aims to confront the widespread disarray in the language and practices of Christian faith today. As a 'grammar, ' it explains how Christian faith provides special ways of speaking and acting that make sense of human life by giving it meaning, practicality, and hope. It advances the thesis that learning how to speak ...more
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Published June 3rd 2002 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 2002)
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I think this is an excellent systematic theology. Jones is precise and articulate. His thinking has been well developed by reading Yoder, Barth, Hauerwas, and many others.

Jones' approach is a "grammatical" approach to doctrine, which looks analytically at the embodied rules by which a doctrine is true. It is an approach that was developed mainly by George Lindbeck, using Wittgenstein's understanding of language as use. The result is a more holistic attempt to think through what a doctrine
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