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The Christian Story, Volume 1
A Narrative Interpretation of Basic Christian Doctrine
POD; Published: 2/6/1996
ISBN: 978-0-8028-4107-0
Price: $ 30.50
336 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable.

This book is for those struggling with the question What is the Christian faith? The answer given here unfolds in the form of a story. Gabriel Fackre interprets the basic Christian beliefs as "chapters in the biography of God," a narrative technique that shows the drama and dynamism of what God is doing in the world. En route, Fackre covers the standard teachings of the Christian tradition, beginning and ending with the doctrine of God and treating the subjects of creation, fall, covenant, Christ, church, salvation, and consummation.

Having been thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition, The Christian Story now develops in more detail the doctrine of the Trinity, takes up the issues of religious pluralism and Jewish-Christian dialogue, and offers a perspective on angelology. New appendices discuss the use of inclusive language and describe the surge of writing in the field of systematic theology.
Robert Webber in The Christian Century
"The Christian Story should be a welcome relief to people who are weary of rationalistic theology. This is a serious book describing Christian history in story form. The people who will welcome it are intuitive thinkers who up to now have not had a theology written for them."
Alexander McKelway in Theology Today
"Gabriel Fackre is a good theologian and an excellent storyteller at the same time. His narrative interpretation of basic Christian doctrine is a fascinating adventure in Christian doctrine and Christian life."
J�rgen Moltmann
—University of T�bingen

"A very readable, brief survey of Christian doctrine. . . . Possessing a literary skill that comes from a sharp eye and a good heart, Fackre offers us no 'story,' but something better: a stimulating and informative outline of Christian doctrine."