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Intellect and Action: Elucidations on Christian Theology and the Life of Faith
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Intellect and Action: Elucidations on Christian Theology and the Life of Faith


T&T Clark 2000

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In this volume, Colin Gunton discusses a variety of vital issues. These include the nature of dogma and Christian knowledge claims, holiness and virtue, salvation according to Calvin and the doctrine of election, and freedom in the gospel. Full of mature reflections on some of the central questions in theology, this book will be essential reading for all scholars and students of systematic theology and Christian doctrine - and of modern theology in general. An important collection, including many hitherto unpublished studies.

Praise for the Print Edition

As we have come to expect from Gunton, this is academic theology that makes demands on the reader, but it is written from a clear commitment of faith and a pastoral heart, the warmth of which reaches us in every chapter.

Church Times

Intellect and Action has something of the feel of a masterclass: following a well-versed thinker through his reflections on major issues as they were put by major thinkers.

Heythrop Journal

Product Details

  • Title: Intellect and Action: Elucidations on Christian Theology and the Life of Faith
  • Author: Colin E. Gunton
  • Publisher: T & T Clark International
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 208

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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