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The History of Christian Thought

Jonathan Hill
The History of Christian Thought
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The History of Christian Thought

Jonathan Hill

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Why read about the history of Christian thought?

Because, if you are Christian yourself, it helps you to understand the faith--addressing everything from where Christians got their ideas of the Trinity and how Christ can be both human and divine to what they think about issues like feminism, globalization and social justice.

And because, even if you are not, all Western society has been shaped by the influence of thinkers like Augustine, Aquinas and Luther. You can't understand the world as it is without knowing something about Christian thought.

Jonathan Hill has the uncanny ability to sketch portraits of his subjects--whether early church apologists, medieval doctors of the church, Reformation giants, nineteenth-century philosophical behemoths or contemporary feminist scholars--that are simultaneously lively, brief and revealing. Similarly, he ably penetrates to the nub of their thought, combining apt description with pithy quotations from their work.

Significant events, councils, movements and terms are introduced and explained, which put the cast of characters in context and illumine their place within the development of Christian thought. Not content to merely describe, Hill offers pertinent assessments that highlight the strengths and weaknesses of his subjects' contributions to Christian thinking and spurs you to reflect on significant issues for yourself.

A society with no grasp of its history is like a person without a memory. So Hill, in this lively and accessible introduction, offers you a wealth of insight on the history of Christian thought and the colorful personalities of those who gave it shape and form.
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About "The History of Christian Thought"

Why read about the history of Christian thought?

Because, if you are Christian yourself, it helps you to understand the faith--addressing everything from where Christians got their ideas of the Trinity and how Christ can be both human and divine to what they think about issues like feminism, globalization and social justice.

And because, even if you are not, all Western society has been shaped by the influence of thinkers like Augustine, Aquinas and Luther. You can't understand the world as it is without knowing something about Christian thought.

Jonathan Hill has the uncanny ability to sketch portraits of his subjects--whether early church apologists, medieval doctors of the church, Reformation giants, nineteenth-century philosophical behemoths or contemporary feminist scholars--that are simultaneously lively, brief and revealing. Similarly, he ably penetrates to the nub of their thought, combining apt description with pithy quotations from their work.

Significant events, councils, movements and terms are introduced and explained, which put the cast of characters in context and illumine their place within the development of Christian thought. Not content to merely describe, Hill offers pertinent assessments that highlight the strengths and weaknesses of his subjects' contributions to Christian thinking and spurs you to reflect on significant issues for yourself.

A society with no grasp of its history is like a person without a memory. So Hill, in this lively and accessible introduction, offers you a wealth of insight on the history of Christian thought and the colorful personalities of those who gave it shape and form.
-Publisher.


- Koorong

This work tells the fascinating story of the great Christian thinkers and how they helped to shape the world as we know it today.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill (Ph.D., National University of Singapore) previously worked as a subtitler for Sky News, Sky Sports and Channel Five, a Researcher for Prospect Pictures and Production Assistant for NHK Europe, where he was involved in the conception, writing and research of new television programmes and documentaries. Jonathan is also a freelance copy editor and proof reader, and especially enjoys working on Terry Pratchett novels. Jonathan is willing to talk about anything, but expresses a particular fondness for the Blues...

He is the author of The History of Christian Thought; Faith in the Age of Reason; What Has Christianity Ever Done for Us?; The Crucible of Christianity and The Big Questions
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Section Headings Are: The Church Fathers; The Byzantine Empire; The Middle Ages; The Reformation; The Modern Era; And The Twentieth Century.

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  • Catalogue Code 200918
  • Product Code 0745950930
  • EAN 9780745950938
  • Pages 352
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lion Hudson Publishing
  • Publication Date Aug 2003
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.336kg

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