An ideal introduction to Christian theology, "Discerning the Divine" presents the doctrine of God as the most important subject in Christian believing and living. Chapters discuss the complex God question and the task of Christian theology; and the deeply moved "First Mover," and the theistic quest. Likewise, it explores motifs and appropriate adjectives for God and the tensions of domesticating deity and letting God be God. He discusses how God has become known both in revelation and real history, including near-death experiences and God seen in suffering and marginalization. Includes a glossary of terms.