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  • Pages:256
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  • Publication Date:September 13, 2011
  • ISBN:0470656751
  • EAN:9780470656754
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Completely updated and expanded, this third edition from one of the world's leading theologians introduces students to key theological issues, contextualizing them within the bible and the works of seminal theologians. 

  • Introduces readers to key theological issues such as God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, faith, creation, salvation, atonement, religious history, and heaven
  • Thoroughly updated, with the addition of a new chapter on the Holy Spirit
  • Now includes images and more pedagogical features to engage the reader
  • Each chapter offers an overview of an important theme, presents relevant biblical passages, and summarizes the contribution of a major theologian
  • Expands the range of theological positions discussed within the book, especially those of contemporary and feminist theologians
  • Maintains the user-friendly structure of the previous edition, with the Apostle's Creed as a framework
  • Concludes with suggestions on how readers can take their study further
  • Can be used alongside the new edition of Theology: The Basic Readings for a complete overview of the field
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    Title
Historical Theology Christian Theology Theology Reformation Thought
An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought
An Introduction
The Basics
An Introduction
 
Guide Type
Textbook
Textbook
Textbook
Textbook
 
Audience Level
Introductory
Introductory
Introductory
Introductory
 
Pages
320
536
256
326
 
List Price
$49.95
$51.95
$29.95
$44.95
 
Publication Date
July, 2012
October, 2010
September, 2011
March, 2012
 
Author(s)
Alister E. McGrath
Alister E. McGrath
Alister E. McGrath
Alister E. McGrath
 
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell
Wiley-Blackwell
Wiley-Blackwell
Wiley-Blackwell
 
Print Book
0470672862
1444335146
0470656751
0470672811
 
Kindle Book
B008D30RKE
B0089VT6A2
B006F6AWQU
B006K4HQWK
 
Edition
2nd
5th
3rd
4th
 
Brief Description
An authoritative exploration of the history of Christian theology from the Patristic period to present-day developments.
An ideal introduction to the history, sources & methods, and key figures of Christian thought.
An engaging introduction to core topics of Christianity discussing them in relation to the Bible and key theologians.
This classic text introduces the central ideas and developments of the European Reformations to readers of history and theology.
 

Why Study Theology? Insights from author Alister E. McGrath
Author Alister E. McGrath

There are a number of reasons why it’s both important and enriching to study theology and here I have listed what I think are three of the most important.

Firstly, studying theology is about making sense of some of the great debates and themes of history. It is impossible to study the religious art of the Middle Ages, the great literature of the Renaissance, the history of the sixteenth century, or the novels of J. R. R. Tolkien without knowing something about theology. To study theology is to pass through a gateway which offers an enhanced vision of human thought and history. It’s like a lens that helps bring things into focus.

Secondly, theology enables us to see things through the eyes of others, so that we can gain fresh perspectives on some of the great questions of faith. One of the leading themes of C. S. Lewis’s late work An Experiment in Criticism (1961) is that reading literature enables us to see with the eyes of others, deepening and sometimes challenging our own ideas. To read Augustine, Athanasius, Thomas Aquinas or Karl Barth is to have our eyes opened to other ways of seeing things. We may not agree with them, but their insights help us forge and enrich our own approaches.

Thirdly, studying theology brings new depth and vitality to faith. When the novelist Evelyn Waugh discovered Christianity in 1930, he spoke of beginning the “delicious process of exploring it limitlessly.” Theology is about mapping the landscape of faith, discovering its landmarks, appreciating its inner logic, and experiencing its beauty and richness.


The Triumph of Saint Thomas Aquinas, painting by Benozzo de Gozzoli, ca. 1420-97, tempera. Musee de Louvre, paris. The Art Archive / Musee de Louvre, Paris/Gianni Dagli Otti
William Blake's Ancient of Days, 1794, relief etching with watercolor, 23.3 x 16.8 cm. British Museum, London. AKG Images/Erich Lessing
C.S. Lewis. Getty Images

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