From It's Beginnings to the Eve of the Reformation (#01 in Readings In The History Of Christian Theology Series)
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About "From It's Beginnings to the Eve of the Reformation (#01 in Readings In The History Of Christian Theology Series)"
William C. Placher and Derek Nelson compile significant passages written by the most important Christian thinkers, from the early church through the Middle Ages, and up to the beginning of the sixteenth century. Illustrating the major theologians, controversies, and schools of thought, Readings in the History of Christian Theology is an essential companion to the study of church history and historical theology. Excerpts are preceded by the editors' introductions, allowing the book to stand alone as a coherent history. This revised edition expands the work's scope with the addition of many new texts, especially those from the voices of women and others who have been marginalized from the theological tradition. This valuable resource brings together the writings of major theologians from the church's history for a new generation of students.
Meet the Authors
William C. Placher was Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He was the author or editor of a number of books including "A History of Christian Theology", "Jesus the Savior", and "Essentials of Christian Theology", all published by WJK.
Derek R Nelson
Derek R. Nelson (Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union)is Associate Professor of Religion and Co-Director of the Thiel Global Institute, Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania. He has authored What's Wrong with Sin: Sin in Individual and Social Perspective from Schleiermacher to Theologies of Liberation (T & T Clark, 2009) and Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed (T & T Clark, 2011)
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Placher and Nelson provide a compilation of writings by significant men and women from throughout church history. The uniqueness of the work is that it simply presents a selection of the writing of the person, rather than an interpretation by a church historian. Helpfully, there are brief summaries by the editors to give context to the writing. For example, who or what the writing was in response to. The weakness is it is only limited snapshots. The strength is the brevity allows for easy access for the reader. This resource allows for an insight and if interested the reader could pursue more significant works by the original figure of church history. Although they are English translations of the writings, some of the language can be difficult to follow due to technical theological terminology and different approach to writing from different cultures and centuries. Overall, a very helpful, concise book to better understand some of the key people and writings of church history.