TheDrama ofDoctrine

You might suppose that a book about the nature and purpose of doctrine would be dull. If so, then you may be assuming that there is a dichotomy between doctrine and life. In The Drama of Doctrine, Kevin J. Vanhoozer seeks to convince readers that, instead, doctrine is the stuff of life: “Doctrine deals with energies and events that are as real and powerful as anything known in chemistry or physics, energies and events that can turn the world we know upside down, energies and events into which we are grafted as participants with speaking and acting parts.”

Vanhoozer shows that congregations ought to become deeply engaged in the task of being formed and directed by doctrine so they can experience a communal life that is more than “programs and potlucks.”

 

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