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Theology Through Preaching: The Gospel and the Christian Life
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Theology Through Preaching: The Gospel and the Christian Life


T&T Clark 2001

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This carefully chosen collection assembles some thirty sermons by Colin Gunton with a foreword by Christoph Schwöbel. Together, they provide a broad overview of the Christian faith and reflections on the importance of theological preaching. The theological significance of these sermons will be of interest not only to preachers, professional and lay, but also to theologians and students.

Praise for the Print Edition

Theology is not of much practical use if it cannot be preached and related to everyday life. Colin Gunton shows how this can be done. His language is simple, his ideas clearly expressed and his thought profound. These sermons relate belief to the local church: what better way to learn about the Christian faith?

—Cyril Rodd

The lynch-pin of worship in the Reformed churches is preaching. To succeed in its daunting task, this preaching must be both learned and evangelical… It is widely felt that the requisite craft and motivation are not now as widely distributed as they could be, or even perhaps as they once were. But when Colin Gunton preaches in the tiny church of Brentwood, one hears what the Reformed fathers had in mind. Read these sermons to find out how to do it.

—Robert W. Jenson, Center for Theological Inquiry, Princeton

This splendid collection of sermons by Colin Gunton… is all that one would expect from a master theologian: Biblically rooted, pastorally acute, humane, and above all alert and responsible to the judgment, consolation and joy of the gospel.

—John Webster, University of Aberdeen

Product Details

  • Title: Theology Through Preaching: The Gospel and the Christian Life
  • Author: Colin E. Gunton
  • Publisher: T & T Clark International
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 224

About Colin E. Gunton

Colin E. Gunton (1941-2003) was professor of systematic theology at King's College, London from 1969 until his death. He was appointed professor of theology in 1984 and then served as Head of the Department of Theology & Religious Studies from 1993-96. In 1992 Gunton delivered the Bampton Lectures at the University of Oxford and in 1993 delivered the Warfield Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary. Together with John Webster, Gunton co-founded the International Journal of Systematic Theology.

Gunton is often cited as one of the most important British theologians of his generation. Just before his death, he was awarded the earned D.D. by the University of Oxford, where he had taken his three previous degrees. Also just before his death, King's College had decided to make him a fellow of the college, its highest honor, which was then awarded posthumously.

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