All our stores are open. Trading hours may be subject to change.
FREE SHIPPING FOR AUSTRALIAN WEB ORDERS OVER $99
WISHLISTS
All our stores are open. Trading hours may be subject to change.

The History of Christian Thought

Paperback|Jun 2007
Product Rating: 0

$79.99

Why read about the history of Christian thought? Because, if you are Christian yourself, it helps you to understand the faith--addressing everything from where Christians got their ideas of the Trinity and how Christ can be both human and divine...


Out of Stock
Available to Order

Expected to ship in 4 to 5 weeks from Australia.

Free Shipping
for orders over $99.

Why read about the history of Christian thought?

Because, if you are Christian yourself, it helps you to understand the faith--addressing everything from where Christians got their ideas of the Trinity and how Christ can be both human and divine to what they think about issues like feminism, globalization and social justice.

And because, even if you are not, all Western society has been shaped by the influence of thinkers like Augustine, Aquinas and Luther. You can't understand the world as it is without knowing something about Christian thought.

Jonathan Hill has the uncanny ability to sketch portraits of his subjects--whether early church apologists, medieval doctors of the church, Reformation giants, nineteenth-century philosophical behemoths or contemporary feminist scholars--that are simultaneously lively, brief and revealing. Similarly, he ably penetrates to the nub of their thought, combining apt description with pithy quotations from their work.

Significant events, councils, movements and terms are introduced and explained, which put the cast of characters in context and illumine their place within the development of Christian thought. Not content to merely describe, Hill offers pertinent assessments that highlight the strengths and weaknesses of his subjects' contributions to Christian thinking and spurs you to reflect on significant issues for yourself.

A society with no grasp of its history is like a person without a memory. So Hill, in this lively and accessible introduction, offers you a wealth of insight on the history of Christian thought and the colorful personalities of those who gave it shape and form.

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 263207
  • Product Code 9780830828456
  • ISBN 0830828451
  • Pages 352
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jun 2007
  • Sales Rank 60748
  • Dimensions 25 x 228 x 152mm
  • Weight 0.522kg

Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill (Ph.D., National University of Singapore) previously worked as a subtitler for Sky News, Sky Sports and Channel Five, a Researcher for Prospect Pictures and Production Assistant for NHK Europe, where he was involved in the conception, writing and research of new television programmes and documentaries. Jonathan is also a freelance copy editor and proof reader, and especially enjoys working on Terry Pratchett novels. Jonathan is willing to talk about anything, but expresses a particular fondness for the Blues...He is the author of The History of Christian Thought; Faith in the Age of Reason; What Has Christianity Ever Done for Us?; The Crucible of Christianity and The Big Questions
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Bestsellers in Philosophy

God, Freedom and Evil Paperback
God, Freedom and Evil
Paperback
(2)Rated 5 stars out of 5
$26.99
$26.99
in stock
Naming the Elephant: Worldview as Concept (2nd Edition) Paperback
$34.99
$34.99
in stock
How Reason Can Lead to God: A Philosopher's Bridge to Faith Paperback
$29.99
$29.99
in stock
Australian Author
Michel Foucault (Great Thinkers Series) Paperback
$22.99
$22.99
in stock
7 Men Who Rule the World From the Grave Paperback
$21.99
$21.99
in stock
Logic Paperback
Logic
Paperback
No rating
$49.99
$49.99
in stock