Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought (2nd Edition)
Freshly updated for this second edition with considerable new material, this authoritative introduction to the history of Christian theology covers its development from the beginnings of the Patristic period just decades after Jesus's ministry, through to contemporary theological trends. ...
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Freshly updated for this second edition with considerable new material, this authoritative introduction to the history of Christian theology covers its development from the beginnings of the Patristic period just decades after Jesus's ministry, through to contemporary theological trends.
A substantially updated new edition of this popular textbook exploring the entire history of Christian thought, written by the bestselling author and internationally-renowned theologian
Features additional coverage of orthodox theology, the Holy Spirit, and medieval mysticism, alongside new sections on liberation, feminist, and Latino theologies, and on the global spread of Christianity
Accessibly structured into four sections covering the Patristic period, the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the reformation and post-reformation eras, and the modern period spanning 1750 to the present day, addressing the key issues and people in each
Includes case studies and primary readings at the end of each section, alongside comprehensive glossaries of key theologians, developments, and terminology
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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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- How To Use This Book Xii Introduction 1 The Concept Of "theology": A Brief Introduction 1 The Architecture Of Theology 4 Historical Theology: Its Purpose And Place 8 1 The Patristic Period, C.100--451 16 A Clarifi Cation Of Terms 17 Difficulties In Approaching Patristic Theology 17 The Historical Background To Patristic Theology 18 Centers Of Theological Reflection 22 Key Theologians 22 Key Theological Developments 26 Key Names, Words, And Phrases 35 Questions 35 Case Studies 36 2 The Middle Ages And The Renaissance, C.500--1500 77 On Defining The "middle Ages" 78 Medieval Theological Landmarks In Western Europe 80 The Rise Of Scholasticism 84 The Italian Renaissance 84 The Rise Of Humanism 85 Medieval Theological Landmarks In Eastern Europe 86 Key Theologians 88 Key Theological Developments 93 Key Names, Words, And Phrases 98 Questions 98 Case Studies 98 3 The Reformation And Post-reformation Periods, 1500--1750 124 Reformation -- Or Reformations? 125 A Clarification Of Terms 126 Post-reformation Movements 133 Key Theologians 136 Key Theological Developments 139 Developments In Theological Literature 141 Key Names, Words, And Phrases 146 Questions 146 Case Studies 146 4 The Modern Period, 1750 To The Present Day 182 A Cultural Watershed: The Enlightenment 184 The Enlightenment Critique Of Christian Theology 184 Romanticism And The Critique Of The Enlightenment 187 The Crisis Of Faith In Victorian England 189 Postmodernism And A New Theological Agenda 190 Key Theologians 192 Some Recent Western Theological Movements And Trends 195 Key Names, Words, And Phrases 209 Questions 210 Case Studies 210 Where Next? 269 Details Of Theologians 271 A Glossary Of Theological Terms 276 For Further Reading 288 Sources Of Citations 292 Index 297