In my 2008 book Faith Lacking Understanding: Theology through a glass darkly I take the reader on an exploratory journey through seven doctrines in the Apostles’ Creed. After a prefatory chapter on theology, belief and confession, each subsequent chapter is devoted on one doctrine in particular: the Trinity, divine action in creation, incarnation, atonement, ascension, final judgment / hell. In each case, I highlight a challenge to the doctrine in question pertaining either to logic, morality, or plausibility. The book is intended to offer a clear and perhaps existentially unsettling introduction to deeper mysteries and paradoxes of Christian doctrine.
Yesterday, Emmanuel Sule of the website “Theology 4 All” published a very positive new review of the book . Sule kindly observes that “Rauser brings an unusual combination of scholarly manner and a powerful sense of humor in analyzing the creed.” He concludes, “scholars and those with passing acquaintance of theology or the Apostles’ Creed will be well served by reading this scholarly and amusing explanation of the Apostles’ Creed.”
I couldn’t agree more! You can read the full review here.