Friday, 22 December 2017

The Theology of Truth

The Theology of Truth is an analysis and review of the theological concepts and ideas that are to be found in both the Old and New Testaments from theologian W. A . Sumner, who studied theology at Hull and went on to achieve an M Litt from Oxford University.

The book commences with a review of the varied and different types of truth or certainty. These range from mathematical realities right through to theological concepts and ideas. 

The remainder of the book is a selection of different theological materials from all over the world.

The authors of the cited materials all claim, in one way or another, to impart to us the truth about both life and death.

A. A. Summer employs Biblical materials to draw comparisons with these other scriptural materials.

He then proceeds to examine and outline the varying forms of truth (covering art to mathematics) and thence on to matters both philosophical and theological.

He makes a careful analysis of each scripture in that light, endeavouring to undertake this work as objectively as possible.

This is an extremely interesting and very well written work from the author of The Theology of Paradox (also available) and will be an excellent Christmas present to all students of religion,  but perhaps especially those studying comparative religions.

It is published by The Book Guild at an extremely modest £9.99 and can be ordered here

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