Christian Theology: An Introduction

Christian Theology: An Introduction

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By (author) Alister E. McGrath

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 536 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 246mm x 30mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 12 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1444335146
  • ISBN 13: 9781444335149
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 9,282

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Alister McGrath's Christian Theology: An Introduction is one of the most internationally-acclaimed and popular Christian theology textbooks in use today. This 5 th edition has been completely revised, and now features new and extended material, numerous additional illustrations, and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction to Christian theology. Fully updated 5 th edition of the bestselling textbook, incorporating expanded material, numerous student features and new illustrations Features new sections on Copernicanism and Darwinism Includes extended discussions of Augustine's doctrine of creation, Trinitarian theologies of religion, and the relation of Christianity to other faiths May be used as a stand-alone volume, or alongside the Christian Theology Reader, 4 th edition for a complete overview of the subject Retains the chapter structure of the 4th edition, ensuring comparability with earlier editions and courses based on these Accompanied by a revised instructor's websitefeaturing expanded resources including study questions and answers; visit www.wiley.com/go/mcgrath for more details and to register for access

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Alister E. McGrath is Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture, and Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College, London. A world-acclaimed theologian, he is the author of numerous books including The Christian Theology Reader, 4 th Edition (2011), Science and Religion, 2nd Edition (2010), Theology: The Basics, 2 nd Edition (2007), and Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (2004), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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"Alister McGrath has proven himself a master at engagingly and simply introducing Christian theology in all of its contested complexity. The fifth edition continues the development of the art to the great profit of student and teacher. All who work at the critical appropriation of the theological tradition stand in debt to McGrath." --M. Douglas Meeks, Cal Turner Chancellor Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School

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Alister McGrath's "Christian Theology: An Introduction" is one of the most internationally-acclaimed and popular Christian theology textbooks in use today. This 5th edition has been completely revised, and now features new and extended material, numerous additional illustrations, and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction to Christian theology.The revised 5th edition includes: Entirely new sections exploring Copernicanism and DarwinismExtended discussions of Augustine's doctrine of creation, Trinitarian theologies of religion, and the relation of Christianity to other faithsA number of additional illustrations and student-friendly features throughoutRetains the chapter structure of the 4th edition, ensuring comparatability with earlier editions and courses based on theseA fully updated website available at www.wiley.com/go/mcgrath, featuring new student resources such as study questions and additional lectures from Alister McGrathRetaining its successful structure, but now expanded and updated to reflect invaluable reader feedback, Alister McGrath's "Christian Theology" offers an unparalleled introduction to the concepts and key developments of 2,000 years of Christian thought. It may be used as a stand-along volume, or alongside "The Christian Theology Reader, 4th Edition" for a complete overview of the subject.

Table of contents

List of Illustrations. Preface. To the Student: How to Use this Book. To the Teacher: How to Use this Book. Acknowledgments. PART I LANDMARKS: PERIODS, THEMES, AND PERSONALITIES OF CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY. Introduction. 1 The Patristic Period, c.100-c.700. 2 The Middle Ages and the Renaissance, c.700-c.1500. 3 The Age of Reformation, c.1500-c.1750. 4 The Modern Period, c.1750 to the Present. PART II SOURCES AND METHODS. 5 Getting Started: Preliminaries. 6 The Sources of Theology. 7 Knowledge of God: Natural and Revealed. 8 Philosophy and Theology: Dialogue and Debate. PART III CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY. 9 The Doctrine of God. 10 The Doctrine of the Trinity. 11 The Doctrine of the Person of Christ. 12 Faith and History: The Christological Agenda of Modernity. 13 The Doctrine of Salvation in Christ. 14 The Doctrines of Human Nature, Sin, and Grace. 15 The Doctrine of the Church. 16 The Doctrine of the Sacraments. 17 Christianity and the World Religions. 18 The Last Things: The Christian Hope. A Glossary of Theological Terms. Sources of Citations. Acknowledgments of Figures. Index.