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The Great Theologians: A Brief Guide

Gerald R Mcdermott

The Great Theologians: A Brief Guide

Gerald R Mcdermott

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Gerald McDermott has written this book for those who want a solid introduction that is challenging, but not overwhelming. Provocative but satisfying. And not too long. McDermott not only informs us about eleven pivotal theologians from Origen to Karl Barth, but helps us sort out what is of continuing value today.

  • Who are the church's great theologians?
  • What was special about their teaching?
  • What can we learn from them today?
^^^Here's your chance to think with "the greats" about God.^
-Publisher.

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About "The Great Theologians: A Brief Guide"

Gerald McDermott has written this book for those who want a solid introduction that is challenging, but not overwhelming. Provocative but satisfying. And not too long. McDermott not only informs us about eleven pivotal theologians from Origen to Karl Barth, but helps us sort out what is of continuing value today.

  • Who are the church's great theologians?
  • What was special about their teaching?
  • What can we learn from them today?
^^^Here's your chance to think with "the greats" about God.^
-Publisher.


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Gerald R. McDermott surveys the teachings of eleven of the greatest theologians down through history from Origen to Karl Barth.
- Publisher

Who are the church's great theologians? What was special about their teaching? What can we learn from them today? Gerald McDermott has written this book for those who want a solid introduction that is challenging, but not overwhelming. Provocative but satisfying. And not too long. McDermott not only informs us about eleven pivotal theologians from Origen to von Balthasar, but helps us sort out what is of continuing value today. With study questions at the end of each chapter, this book is perfect for small groups to go through together. As you do, you'll explore your shared theological history and uncover more about what and why you believe. Here's your chance to think with "the greats" about God.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Gerald R Mcdermott

Gerald R. McDermott (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is professor of religion and philosophy at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. His books include Can Evangelicals Learn from World Religions?; God's Rivals, Cancer: A Medical and Spiritual Guide for Patients and Their Loved Ones (with William A. Fintel, M.D.; Baker); One Holy and Happy Society: The Public Theology of Jonathan Edwards (Penn State Press); Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods: Christian Theology; Enlightenment Religion and Non-Christian Faiths (Oxford University Press); Seeing God: Twelve Reliable Signs of True Spirituality (republished by Regent in 2000) and Claiming Christ: A Mormon-Evangelical Debate (Brazos). He is also a Teaching Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church.

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • 1 Why Study Theology?
  • 2 Origen - Oft-reviled But "the Greatest Teacher After The Apostles"
  • 3 Athanasius - The Black Monk Who Saved The Faith
  • 4 Augustine - The Most Influential Theologian Ever
  • 5 Thomas Aquinas - The Teacher Of The Catholic Church
  • 6 Martin Luther - The Monk Who Rose Up Against Heaven And Earth
  • 7 John Calvin - Greatest Theologian Of The Reformed Tradition
  • 8 Jonathan Edwards - "america's Theologian"
  • 9 Friedrich Schleiermacher - Father Of Liberal Theology
  • 10 John Henry Newman - The Anglican Theologian Who Swam The Tiber
  • 11 Karl Barth - Most Influential 20th-century Theologian
  • 12 Hans Urs Von Balthasar - Stellar Catholic Theologian Of The Twentieth Century
  • 13 What These Theologians Teach Us About Theology
  • Index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 299939
  • Product Code 9780830838752
  • ISBN 0830838759
  • EAN 9780830838752
  • Pages 214
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Mar 2010
  • Sales Rank #59706
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

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