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How the Light Gets In: Ethical Life I

Graham Ward


This first of four volumes explores how Christian doctrine is lived, and the way in which beliefs are not simply cognitive sets of ideas but embodied cultural, and as such formative, practices. Christians learn how to understand the contents of their faith, learn the language of the faith, through engagements that are simultaneously somatic, affective, imaginative, and intellectual. The first part of this volume examines the complex levels of these engagements through three historical developments in the systematic organization of doctrine: the Creeds, the Summa, and Protestant dogmatics. On t ... More

Keywords: engagement, belief, faith, pedagogy, revelation, truth, life, doctrine, culture, Bible

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199297658
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297658.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graham Ward, author
Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford and Extraordinary Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

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