This book presents a synthesis of Alan Sell's theology drawn from his voluminous publications. What emerges is a theology rooted in and flowing from the Cross-Resurrection event. The result is a generous, if eclectic, expression of Christian orthodoxy. The critical phase of the book turns upon the question whether Sell's "generous" orthodoxy is generous enough: do his theological conclusions actually do justice to the life and ministry of Jesus? And secondly, are they credible in the contemporary world? For all Sell's commitment to apologetics, does his theology actually speak to contemporary hearers?
The Revd Dr David
Peel is a minister and theologian of the United Reformed Church. He was
Principal of Northern College, Manchester (1993-2003), Director of
Academic Development for the North East Ecumenical Course (2003-6), and
Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church
(2005-6). He is author of Reforming Theology (2002), Ministry for
Mission (2003), Encountering Church (2006), and The Story of the