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Introducing Major Theologians

Introducing Major Theologians

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Is 'newer' really 'better'? We often assume so, but if we do treat the past as inferior, we will ignore the legacy of history, and thus will find ourselves stranded on the tiny desert island of our own moment in time. In particular, this applies to Christian theology, which should be thought, and lived, corporately by the church down through the ages.
The remedy to 'chronological snobbery' is, as C. S. Lewis put it, 'to keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds'. Such is the motivation behind Michael Reeves' introduction to a selection of influential or significant Christian theologians.
This accessible and informative volume covers the Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr and Irenaeus, Athanasius, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Owen, Edwards, Schleiermacher, Barth and Packer.
Each chapter begins with a brief biography and some background, and then surveys each theologian's major work or works, gives a timeline for historical context, and ends with guidance for further reading.
This book was previously available as two separate volumes (The Breeze of the Centuries and On Giants' Shoulders), but now repackaged together with a new chapter on J I Packer.

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About "Introducing Major Theologians"

Is 'newer' really 'better'? We often assume so, but if we do treat the past as inferior, we will ignore the legacy of history, and thus will find ourselves stranded on the tiny desert island of our own moment in time. In particular, this applies to Christian theology, which should be thought, and lived, corporately by the church down through the ages.
The remedy to 'chronological snobbery' is, as C. S. Lewis put it, 'to keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds'. Such is the motivation behind Michael Reeves' introduction to a selection of influential or significant Christian theologians.
This accessible and informative volume covers the Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr and Irenaeus, Athanasius, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Owen, Edwards, Schleiermacher, Barth and Packer.
Each chapter begins with a brief biography and some background, and then surveys each theologian's major work or works, gives a timeline for historical context, and ends with guidance for further reading.
This book was previously available as two separate volumes (The Breeze of the Centuries and On Giants' Shoulders), but now repackaged together with a new chapter on J I Packer.
- Koorong

Meet the Author

Michael Reeves

Until recently, Dr Michael Reeves (Ph.D., King's College, University of London) was the Theological Advisor for UCCF, supporting student mission and undergraduates studying theology. Previously he was an associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London. He is currently the Theologian-at-Large, at Wales Evangelical School of Theology, UK. His bestselling book, The Good God, is also published by Paternoster (2012). He is also the author of The Unquenchable Flame: Introducing the Reformation; On Giants' Shoulders: Introducing Great Theologians - From Luther to Barth and The Breeze of the Centuries: Introducing Great Theologians - From the Apostolic Fathers to Aquinas .

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Must Read! - Easily Accessible Church History
5 stars By Angus, Jul 12 2016
Michael Reeves explores the work of some of the most significant theologians in the past 500 years in this wonderful little book. The consistent structure of each chapter along with Reeves' excellent writing skills makes this an incredibly accessible church history book for all readers. I highly recommend reading this book.
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  • Catalogue Code 425378
  • Product Code 9781783592722
  • ISBN 1783592729
  • EAN 9781783592722
  • Pages 336
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Uk
  • Publication Date Mar 2015
  • Sales Rank #4787
  • Weight 0.431kg

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