Heresy: A History of Defending the Truth
Our ongoing fascination with alternative pictures of Christianity is on public display every time a never-before- seen gospel text is revealed, archaeological discoveries about Jesus make front page news, or a new work of fiction challenges the very foundations of...
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Our ongoing fascination with alternative pictures of Christianity is on public display every time a never-before- seen gospel text is revealed, archaeological discoveries about Jesus make front page news, or a new work of fiction challenges the very foundations of the Church. In recent years the distinction between heresy and orthodoxy has come under fire by those eager to reject the formal boundaries of sanctioned beliefs about Jesus. McGrath s provocative thesis is that the categories of heresy and orthodoxy must be preserved by the church today. Jesus certainly presented one message in contrast to another. Tracing back to him those messages that (in our best estimation) are faithful to Jesus mission is still the task of the church, despite increasingly popular cries that these practices are outdated and restrict freedom.
Scientist, and former atheist, turned internationally-regarded theologian and prolific author, Revd Professor Alister McGrath, (D.Phil (Oxon), earned D.D. (Oxon) has been appointed to the newly created Chair in Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College, London. Formerly he was Professor of Historical Theology, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous bestselling titles including The Christian Theology Reader; Theology; Christianity: An Introduction; A Brief History of Heaven, and Dawkins' God .
McGrath is an Evangelical on the cutting edge of the interface between Theology and Science, and Theology within post-modern culture as indicated by his most recent publications A Fine-Tuned Universe? Anthropic Phenomena and Natural Theology(2009),The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine and The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology.
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