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Pocket History of Theology (Ivp Pocket Reference Series)

Roger E OlsonAdam English

Pocket History of Theology (Ivp Pocket Reference Series)

Roger E OlsonAdam English

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"The story of Christian theology does not begin at the beginning. . . .Theology is the church's reflection on the salvation brought by Christ and on the gospel of that salvation proclaimed and explained by the first-century apostles."

Here is a concise and informative guide to the history of Christian theology. This condensation of Roger Olson's widely acclaimed The Story of Christian Theology surveys the events, teachings and challenges to the Christian faith down through the ages. In five acts we are ushered from the second to the twenty-first century following all the twists and turns, wrinkles and rivalries that lay along that wonderful and humble way of Christian faith seeking understanding, articulation and explanation.

Crafted for students, pastors and other busy people, this pocket history of theology provides a clear and informed guide to the central tenets of Christian faith and the internal threats and external challenges it has faced and continues to confront even today.


- Publisher Based on Roger Olson's widely acclaimed The Story of Christian Theology,this concise and informative guide surveys events, teachings and challenges to the Christian faith from the second to the twenty-first centuries.

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"The story of Christian theology does not begin at the beginning. . . .Theology is the church's reflection on the salvation brought by Christ and on the gospel of that salvation proclaimed and explained by the first-century apostles."

Here is a concise and informative guide to the history of Christian theology. This condensation of Roger Olson's widely acclaimed The Story of Christian Theology surveys the events, teachings and challenges to the Christian faith down through the ages. In five acts we are ushered from the second to the twenty-first century following all the twists and turns, wrinkles and rivalries that lay along that wonderful and humble way of Christian faith seeking understanding, articulation and explanation.

Crafted for students, pastors and other busy people, this pocket history of theology provides a clear and informed guide to the central tenets of Christian faith and the internal threats and external challenges it has faced and continues to confront even today.

- Publisher

Based on Roger Olson's widely acclaimed The Story of Christian Theology,this concise and informative guide surveys events, teachings and challenges to the Christian faith from the second to the twenty-first centuries.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Roger E Olson

Roger E. Olson (Ph.D., Rice University) is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author of The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition and Reform, The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity and Diversity, and the editor of The Westminster Handbook to Evangelical Theology He is also co-author of 20th-Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age and Who Needs Theology? An Invitation to the Study of God (both with the late Stan Grenz.

His most recent publications are Questions to All Your Answers: The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith(Zondervan, 2007), The Pocket History of Evangelical Theology (InterVarsity Press, 2007), How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative (Zondervan, 2008), Finding God in the Shack: Seeking Truth in a Story of Evil and Redemption (InterVarsity Press, 2009) and Universal Salvation: the Most Appealing Heresy (InterVarsity Press)
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Adam English

Adam C. English (Ph.D., Baylor University) is an associate professor in the department of religion and philosophy at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. He has published articles and book reviews in Christian Ethics Today; Perspectives in Religious Studies and the Journal of Church and State. English is an ordained minister in the Baptist tradition

He has co-authored the Pocket History of Theology with Roger Olson, and the author of The Possibility of Christian Philosophy (Routledge, 2007) and Theology Remixed: Christianity as Story, Game, Language, Culture (InterVarsity Press, 2010).
Koorong - Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Abbreviations
  • Act I. A Story Takes Shape
  • Act Ii. The Plot Thickens
  • Act Iii. The Story Divides
  • Act Iv. Reforming, Revision And Rewriting The Story
  • Act V. An Unresolved Plot
  • Index
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