Theology has shown a remarkable recovery of nerve over the past quarter-century. Drawn from transcripts of discussions with 20 interviewees, God's Advocates gives a rich and detailed but accessible sample of contemporary Christian thought around the English-speaking world and beyond. In the opening chapter Rowan Williams answers some of the thorniest objections to religious belief, while the other contributors address key themes in the philosophy of religion, the recent renaissance in systematic theology, new developments in feminist and black theologies, Christian-Muslim dialogue and faith-based approaches to ethics and politics. Including major names and newer voices, God's Advocates spans large parts of the theological spectrum. Participants include David Burrell, J Kameron Carter, Stanley Hauerwas, Jean-Luc Marion, David Martin, Janet Martin Soskice, John Milbank, Oliver O'Donovan, Alvin Plantinga, Christoph Schwobel, Miroslav Volf and Rowan Williams. Their advocacy of Christian belief rests on a shared confidence that the resources of tradition provide a creative means of answering the intellectual challenges of secularism.