In this volume of The New Church's Teaching Series, Mark McIntosh introduces the great mysteries of the Christian faith: the doctrines of creation, revelation, incarnation, salvation, and eschatology, which are all held together by the doctrine of the Trinity. To explain these beliefs for Christians today, particularly the Trinity, McIntosh begins with what we know: the language of relationship and mutuality, of friendship and family ties. The central theme of the book is our relationship with Jesus and our relationship with our neighbor, for such mutuality lies at the heart of every doctrine. McIntosh's starting point is the fact that every one of us is a theologian, for we are all drawn to approach the mysteries of faith with attention and love. By drawing on our common experiences as members of a community of faith, particularly through the sacraments of baptism and eucharist, he helps us to explore these mysteries for ourselves and to see how we might live them in our daily lives. As with each book in The New Church's Teaching Series, recommended resources for further reading and questions for discussion are included.
Defining theology as 'the struggle to put what has been understood in prayer into words' (p. xi), McIntosh shows that theology is a natural part of every Christian life.--Anglican Theological Review
Chapter 1. Mysteries of Faith Chapter 2. The New Encounter with God: The Mystery of the Trinity Chapter 3. The Splendor of God: The Mystery of Creation Chapter 4. The Voice of God: The Mystery of Revelation Chapter 5. The Humanity of God: The Mystery of the Incarnation Chapter 6. The Glory of Humanity: The Mystery of Salvation Chapter 7. The Drama of the Cosmos: The Mystery of Communion Chapter 8 Resources Chapter 9 Questions for Discussion