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Theology: The Basic Readings (2nd Edition)

Alister E Mcgrath

Theology: The Basic Readings (2nd Edition)

Alister E Mcgrath

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Fully updated and expanded, this new edition introduces the Christian faith through important theological readings, covering historical, modern, denominational, gender, liberal and traditional issues. It is the ideal accompaniment to the bestselling textbook, Theology: The Basics.

  • ^^Edited by leading theologian Alister E. McGrath, this volume brings together a range of readings that act as an introduction to the Christian faith ^
  • Incorporates a new section of readings on the Holy Spirit as well as expanded readings on contemporary theology and feminist theology^
  • Provides an introduction and analysis of each reading, along with a helpful glossary ^
  • Uses the Apostle's Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key topics, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation^
  • Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources^
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About "Theology: The Basic Readings (2nd Edition)"

Fully updated and expanded, this new edition introduces the Christian faith through important theological readings, covering historical, modern, denominational, gender, liberal and traditional issues. It is the ideal accompaniment to the bestselling textbook, Theology: The Basics.

  • ^^Edited by leading theologian Alister E. McGrath, this volume brings together a range of readings that act as an introduction to the Christian faith ^
  • Incorporates a new section of readings on the Holy Spirit as well as expanded readings on contemporary theology and feminist theology^
  • Provides an introduction and analysis of each reading, along with a helpful glossary ^
  • Uses the Apostle's Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key topics, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation^
  • Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources^
-Publisher.
- Koorong

In this fully expanded and updated new edition, leading theologian Alister E. McGrath brings together key theological readings to provide a concise and balanced introduction to the Christian faith. 
  • Readings are drawn from a broad theological spectrum and includes both historical and contemporary, mainstream and cutting-edge approaches
  • Provides an introduction and analysis of each reading, along with a helpful glossary
  • Uses the Apostle's Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation 

  • Includes a new section on the Holy Spirit and increased coverage of contemporary theology
  • Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources
  • Serves as an ideal companion to the bestselling textbook, Theology: The Basics, but can also be used as a concise, stand-alone reader

 Theology: The Basic Readings is an essential guide to the major topics in Christian theology.


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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.
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Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments Ix How To Use This Book Xiii Engaging A Reading Xvi Christian Theology: An Historical Overview Xviii Chapter 1 Faith 1 Chapter 2 God 27 Chapter 3 Creation 47 Chapter 4 Jesus 67 Chapter 5 Salvation 88 Chapter 6 Spirit 108 Chapter 7 Trinity 128 Chapter 8 Church 148 Chapter 9 Sacraments 168 Chapter 10 Heaven 188 A Brief Glossary Of Theological Terms 208 Sources Of Readings 222 Index 227 Acknowledgments Ix How To Use This Book Xiii Engaging A Reading Xvi Christian Theology: An Historical Overview Xviii Chapter 1 Faith 1 1.1 Augustine Of Hippo On Theology And Secular Philosophy 3 1.2 Vincent Of Lerins On Tradition And Theology 6 1.3 John Calvin On The Nature Of Faith 9 1.4 Karl Barth On Revelation And The Word Of God 12 1.5 Emil Brunner On Revelation And Reason 15 1.6 Paul Tillich On The Nature Of Theology 18 1.7 C. S. Lewis On Myths In Theology 21 1.8 John Paul Ii On Faith And Reason 24 Chapter 2 God 27 2.1 Athenagoras Of Athens On The Christian God 29 2.2 Thomas Aquinas On Analogies Of God 32 2.3 Jurgen Moltmann On The Suffering Of God 35 2.4 Hans Urs Von Balthasar On The Glory Of God 38 2.5 Elizabeth A. Johnson On Female Analogies For God 41 2.6 Sarah Coakley On Vulnerability And God 44 Chapter 3 Creation 47 3.1 Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola On Human Nature 49 3.2 Jonathan Edwards On The Beauty Of Creation 52 3.3 William Paley On The Contrivance Of Nature 55 3.4 John Henry Newman On Natural Religion 58 3.5 G. K. Chesterton On The Doctrine Of Creation 61 3.6 Dorothy L. Sayers On Creation And Evil 64 Chapter 4 Jesus 67 4.1 Athanasius Of Alexandria On The Incarnation 69 4.2 Martin Kahler On The "jesus Of History" 72 4.3 George Tyrrell On Modern Views Of Jesus 75 4.4 Austin Farrer On The Incarnation And Suffering 78 4.5 Morna D. Hooker On Chalcedon And The New Testament 81 4.6 N. T. Wright On Jesus And The Identity Of God 85 Chapter 5 Salvation 88 5.1 Rufinus Of Aquileia On Christ's Death As A Victory 90 5.2 Anselm Of Canterbury On Satisfaction For Sin 93 5.3 F. D. E. Schleiermacher On Christ As Redeemer 96 5.4 Bernard Lonergan On The Rationality Of Salvation 99 5.5 Colin Gunton On The Language Of Salvation 102 5.6 Rosemary Radford Ruether On Suffering And Redemption 105 Chapter 6 Spirit 108 6.1 Ambrose Of Milan On The Divinity Of The Spirit 110 6.2 The Formula Of Concord On The Spirit And Human Renewal 113 6.3 Charles Gore On The Holy Spirit And Redemption 116 6.4 Henry Barclay Swete On The Holy Spirit And The Trinity 119 6.5 John Webster On The Person Of The Spirit 122 6.6 John Meyendorff On The Spirit And The Trinity 125 Chapter 7 Trinity 128 7.1 Irenaeus Of Lyons On The Trinitarian Faith 130 7.2 The Eleventh Council Of Toledo On The Trinity 133 7.3 Karl Rahner On The Economic Trinity 136 7.4 John Macquarrie On The Function Of The Trinity 139 7.5 Robert Jenson On The Trinity As God's Name 142 7.6 Catherine Mowry Lacugna On The Trinity And The Christian Life 145 Chapter 8 Church 148 8.1 Martin Luther On The Nature Of The Church 150 8.2 Lesslie Newbigin On A Missionary Ecclesiology 153 8.3 The Second Vatican Council On The Church 156 8.4 George Dragas On Orthodox Ecclesiology 159 8.5 Stanley Hauerwas On The Church And The Christian Story 162 8.6 Leonardo Boff On The Reinvention Of The Church 165 Chapter 9 Sacraments 168 9.1 Cyril Of Jerusalem On The Meaning Of Baptism 170 9.2 Huldrych Zwingli On The Real Presence 173 9.3 The Council Of Trent On Transubstantiation 176 9.4 The World Council Of Churches On Baptism 179 9.5 Rowan Williams On The Sacraments As Signs 182 9.6 Benedict Xvi On The Eucharist 185 Chapter 10 Heaven 188 10.1 Cyprian Of Carthage On The Hope Of Heaven 190 10.2 Methodius Of Olympus On The Resurrection Body 193 10.3 John Wesley On The Final Restoration Of Nature 196 10.4 The Catechism Of The Catholic Church On The Resurrection 199 10.5 Wolfhart Pannenberg On Eschatology And Evil 202 10.6 Kathryn Tanner On Eternal Life 205 A Brief Glossary Of Theological Terms 208 Sources Of Readings 222 Index 227

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  • Catalogue Code 317309
  • Product Code 9780470656761
  • ISBN 047065676X
  • EAN 9780470656761
  • Pages 254
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Systematic Theology
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Nov 2011
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.300kg

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