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Doubt, Faith, and Certainty

Format: Digital
, 2017
ISBN: 9780802873538


Doubt, faith, certainty. In this book celebrated theologian Anthony Thiselton provides clarity on these complicated, long-misunderstood theological concepts and the practical pastoral problems they raise for Christians. He reminds us that doubt is not always bad, faith can have different meanings in different circumstances, and certainty is fragile.

Drawing on his expertise in the fields of exegesis and hermeneutics, biblical studies, and the history of Christian thought, Thiselton works his way through the labyrinth of past definitions while offering better, more nuanced theological understandings of these three interrelated concepts. The result is a book that speaks profoundly to some of our deepest existential concerns.

Key Features

  • Presents the idea of a degree of doubt stimulating fresh thought
  • Examines the multiple meanings of the terms doubt, faith, and certainty
  • Looks at different approaches to each of these terms and their modern application


  • The Various Meanings of Doubt, Faith, and Certainty
  • Doubt
    • Doubt and Skepticism
    • Doubt and Belief
  • Faith
    • Faith as Belief or Faith as Trust?
    • Faith, Reason, and Argument in Biblical and Modern Thought
  • Certainty
    • Differing Concepts and Contexts of Certainty
    • Three Approaches to Certainty
    • Eschatological Certainty and the Holy Spirit

Praise for the Print Edition

At a time when many religious believers are clinging ever more tightly to their beliefs, Thiselton ably defends a positive place for doubt in Christian faith that looks forward to certainty. For Thiselton, doubt involves the humility to rethink one’s position, consider viable alternatives, and thereby deepen one’s faith while awaiting the certainty of the eschaton. Engaging an impressive array of contemporary and historical thinkers, Thiselton has provided rich material for serious reflection.

—Steven L. Porter, Biola University

Product Details

  • Title: Doubt, Faith, and Certainty
  • Author: Anthony Thiselton
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 168
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Philosophical Theology

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About Anthony Thiselton

Anthony C. Thiselton is professor of Christian Theology at the University of Nottingham. He holds three doctorates (PhD, DD, DD) and has published important works on 1 Corinthians, hermeneutics, and has done research on modern theology, philosophy of religion, and the application of philosophy of language to biblical studies.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition