This excellent introduction to theology, written by a group of scholars at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), helps students acquire a basic theological literacy in key persons and events of the Bible and the Christian faith, and in Christianity's encounter with culture at large;. Historically arranged, it also addresses five major themes of systematic theology: revelation, God, creation, Jesus, and church. It is accessible to students with limited knowledge of the Christian theological tradition and is an ideal background text to prepare students for further study of theology. New to the Second Edition! New concluding chapter on the inter-religious dialogue New coverage of the historical Jesus Updated and revised chapter content, timelines, and bibliographies throughout Key features: Value of diverse authors writing in their specialties Strong pedagogical support Organization permits flexible use by instructorsCory, Catherine A. is the author of 'Christian Theological Tradition', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130991676 and ISBN 0130991678.