Who said that theology has to be difficult? Reformed thinker McKim lightly sketches in significant movements, thinkers, definitions, and turning points in the history of Christian thought. A gentle, humorous way to introduce beginning students to the world of abstract thought. Cartoon illustrations by Ron Hill. 184 pages, softcover. Westminster John Knox.
This brief, humorous introduction to theology by noted educator and author Don McKim will provide seminarians, college students, and general readers with a fun way to learn the basics. The book covers the key movements, thinkers, definitions, and questions of theology in a lighthearted way. Includes illustrations by Ron Hill.
Donald K. McKim is Executive Editor at Westminster John Knox Press and editor for These Days. He has taught theology at Memphis Theological Seminary, the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, and other institutions. He is the author of More Presbyterian Questions, More Presbyterian Answers and many other books.
"McKim lays out a path to theological study that covers difficult issues and the methods and practices that inform them in a manner that is instructive to students, scholars, pastors, and laity alike. A highly recommended addition to the library of all who seek a theological primer that is tantalizing, insightful, and simultaneously engaging." Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Associate Professor of Doctrinal Theology, Moravian Theological Seminary
"Whoever said studying theology is boring was simply wrong! This book by the 'American Theological Educator' helps the beginning theology student, whether in college or seminary, to be introduced to the wealth of necessary materials in a most witty and, dare I say, humorous way! Yet, this is a very 'serious' and highly useful primer. I will make sure my beginning students get a copy of this delightful work." Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Professor of Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary and Docent of Ecumenics, University of Helsinki