Baker Academic Spring 2023 Catalog


Practicing Christian Doctrine An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically, 2nd ed. Beth Felker Jones This introductory theology text helps students articulate basic Christian doctrines, think theologically so they can act Christianly in a diverse world, and connect Christian thought to their everyday life of faith. Written from a solidly evangelical yet ecumenically aware perspec- tive, this book models a way of doing theology that is generous and charitable. It attends to history and contemporary debates and features voices from the global church. Sidebars made up of illustrative quotations, key Scripture passages, classic hymn texts, and devotional poetry punctuate the chapters. This book will benefit professors and students in introductory theology courses as well as theologically interested laity and clergy. The second edition of this well-received textbook has been updated and revised throughout and includes a new section on gender and race as well as new end-of-chapter material connecting each doc- trine to a spiritual discipline. PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION “ Practicing Christian Doctrine joins the short list of one-volume introductions to Christian theology that I am happy to recommend.” —KEVIN J. VANHOOZER, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School “A wise, well-written introduction. I can’t think of a better text for introducing Christians to the riches of our theological heritage and to the call to live out that legacy well in the world today.” —CHRISTOPHER A. HALL, president of Renovaré “Written in an accessible and winsome style, this book will be a valuable teaching tool for years to come.” —BARRY HARVEY, Honors College, Baylor University “A rich and engaging survey of Christian doctrine. I highly recom- mend this book, whether as a classroom text or for personal use.” —JAMES S. SPIEGEL, Taylor University “An excellent introductory text for undergraduate studies in Chris- tian theology.” —BRADLEY M. PENNER, Expository Times “Jones has written one of the most concise, reader-friendly, and innovative introductions to theology in recent scholarship.” —BENJAMIN D. ESPINOZA, Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology “A valuable work that should have a home in undergrad and graduate classrooms as well as in the hands of seasoned ministers and laity alike.” —LOGAN PATRIQUIN, Asbury Journal

JULY 2023 • 272 pp. • paper • $27.99 • 9781540965141

Beth Felker Jones (PhD, Duke University) is professor of theology at Northern Seminary. She previously taught at Wheaton College. She is the author of numerous books, including Faithful: A Theology of Sex , God the Spirit: Introducing Pneumatology in Wesleyan and Ecumenical Perspective , Touched by a Vampire: Discovering the Hid- den Messages in the Twilight Saga , and Marks of His Wounds: Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection .


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