Theology: The Basic Reading (3rd Edition)
: The definitive introduction to two thousand years of writings on Christianity by many of its greatest theologians This highly successful and popular book is now available in a thoroughly expanded and updated new edition. Alister E. McGrath, one...
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The definitive introduction to two thousand years of writings on Christianity by many of its greatest theologians
This highly successful and popular book is now available in a thoroughly expanded and updated new edition. Alister E. McGrath, one of the world's leading theologians, provides readers with a concise and balanced introduction to Christianity as it has been interpreted by many of its greatest thinkers and commentators, from its beginning to the modern day.
Theology: The Basic Readings, 3rd Edition comprises sixty-eight readings spanning twenty centuries of Christian history. To help readers engage with the material, each reading is accompanied by an introduction, comments, study questions, and a helpful glossary of terms used by its author.
Readings are drawn from a broad theological spectrum and include both historical and contemporary, mainstream, and cutting-edge approaches Uses the Apostles' Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation Represents two thousand years of sustained critical reflection within western Christianity Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources Serves as an ideal companion to the bestselling, Theology: The Basics or as a standalone text
Theology: The Basic Readings, 3rd Edition is an essential guide to the topics, themes, controversies, and reflections on Christianity as they have been understood by many of its greatest commentators.
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.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- :<p>acknowledgments</p> <p>how To Use This Book</p> <p>how To Engage A Reading</p> <p>christian Theology: An Historical Overview</p> <p>the Apostles&rsquo; Creed </p> <p>chapter 1: Faith</p> <p>chapter 2: God</p> <p>chapter 3: Creation</p> <p>chapter 4: Jesus</p> <p>chapter 5: Salvation</p> <p>chapter 6: Spirit</p> <p>chapter 7: Trinity</p> <p>chapter 8: Church</p> <p>chapter 9: Sacraments</p> <p>chapter 10: Heaven</p> <p>a Brief Glossary Of Theological Terms</p> <p>sources Of Readings</p> <p>index</p>