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Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification

Alister E Mcgrath

Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification

Alister E Mcgrath

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The Christian doctrine of justification continues to be of major importance in modern ecumenical discussions. In fact, this book became the leading reference work on the subject after its initial publication in 1986. This third edition thoroughly updates previous editions by adding new material and responding to the latest developments in scholarly literature. The volume's many acclaimed features include a detailed assessment of the semantic background of the concept in the ancient Near East, a thorough examination of the doctrine of the medieval period, and especially careful analysis of its development during the critical years of the sixteenth century.

Table of Contents

Preface;
List of abbreviations;
1. Justification: the emergence of a concept;
2. The Middle Ages: the consolidation of the doctrine;
3. Protestantism: the Reformation debates on justification;
4. Catholicism: the Council of Trent on justification;
5. The modern period;
Glossary of medieval soteriological terms;
Bibliography;
Index.

"... a fine, clearly-written account of the present state of scholarship on the development of the doctrine of Justification up to the Reformation."
Choice

"A more than ordinarily useful scholarly tool...With an admirable economy of expression that brooks no loss of clarity, McGrath provides skillful introductions to notoriously difficult and controverted positions, both historical and theological...A book the clarity of conciseness and utility of whose expositions cannot be conveyed in a review."
Guy Mansini, Theological Studies

"No seminary, divinity school or graduate research library should be without this contribution to scholarly interpretation of the historical and theological aspects of the doctrine of justification..."
Mary Potter Engel, Religious Studies
-Publisher.

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About "Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification"

The Christian doctrine of justification continues to be of major importance in modern ecumenical discussions. In fact, this book became the leading reference work on the subject after its initial publication in 1986. This third edition thoroughly updates previous editions by adding new material and responding to the latest developments in scholarly literature. The volume's many acclaimed features include a detailed assessment of the semantic background of the concept in the ancient Near East, a thorough examination of the doctrine of the medieval period, and especially careful analysis of its development during the critical years of the sixteenth century.

Table of Contents

Preface;
List of abbreviations;
1. Justification: the emergence of a concept;
2. The Middle Ages: the consolidation of the doctrine;
3. Protestantism: the Reformation debates on justification;
4. Catholicism: the Council of Trent on justification;
5. The modern period;
Glossary of medieval soteriological terms;
Bibliography;
Index.

"... a fine, clearly-written account of the present state of scholarship on the development of the doctrine of Justification up to the Reformation."
Choice

"A more than ordinarily useful scholarly tool...With an admirable economy of expression that brooks no loss of clarity, McGrath provides skillful introductions to notoriously difficult and controverted positions, both historical and theological...A book the clarity of conciseness and utility of whose expositions cannot be conveyed in a review."
Guy Mansini, Theological Studies

"No seminary, divinity school or graduate research library should be without this contribution to scholarly interpretation of the historical and theological aspects of the doctrine of justification..."
Mary Potter Engel, Religious Studies
-Publisher.


- Koorong

The Christian doctrine of justification is of immense interest to historians and theologians, and continues to be of major importance in modern ecumenical discussions. The present work appeared in its first edition in 1986, and rapidly became the leading reference work on the subject. Its many acclaimed features include a detailed assessment of the semantic background of the concept in the ancient Near East, a thorough examination of the doctrine of the medieval period, and especially careful analysis of its development during the critical years of the sixteenth century. The third edition thoroughly updates the work, adding material where necessary, and responding to developments in scholarly literature. It will be an essential resource for all concerned with the development of Christian doctrine, the history of the Reformation debates on the identity of Christianity, and modern discussions between Protestants and Roman Catholics over the nature of salvation.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Alister E Mcgrath

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.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface; List Of Abbreviations; 1. Justification: The Emergence Of A Concept; 2. The Middle Ages: The Consolidation Of The Doctrine; 3. Protestantism: The Reformation Debates On Justification; 4. Catholicism: The Council Of Trent On Justification; 5. The Modern Period; Glossary Of Medieval Soteriological Terms; Bibliography; Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 235832
  • Product Code 0521533899
  • EAN 9780521533898
  • Pages 464
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University
  • Publication Date May 2005
  • Dimensions 228 x 154 x 28 mm
  • Weight 0.720kg

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