Making Sense of Mystery
A Primer on Theological Thinking
John J. Markey
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What is the meaning of life?
Entering this into an internet search engine will yield millions of results that reflect centuries of thinking on this question. With so many competing claims about the meaning of existence, how can a person sort through the responses?
In Making Sense of Mystery: A Primer on Theological Thinking, John Markey offers a concise introduction to the human experience of mystery, including the nature of belief and doubt, the role of tradition and authority, diverse forms of knowledge—including through art, and the process of human transformation that results from these exercises and experiences. Rooted in the Christian tradition, this book lays the groundwork for theological thinking (not just learning theological concepts) and invites readers to reflect on their own understandings of mystery and meaning. With a glossary, review and discussion questions, real-world connections, and chapters on the discipline of theology, Making Sense of Mystery is a perfect primer for the modern classroom.
John J. Markey, OP, PhD, is an associate professor of theology and director of the Doctorate in Spirituality Program at the Oblate School of Theology.