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- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
- Format: Paperback | 644 pages
- Dimensions: 191mm x 244mm x 36mm | 998g
- Publication date: 5 April 2011
- Publication City/Country: Chicester
- ISBN 10: 0470654848
- ISBN 13: 9780470654842
- Edition: 4, Revised
- Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
- Sales rank: 18,968
This bestselling volume is now available in a fully updated andexpanded fourth edition, bringing together 378 readings, drawn fromover 230 sources, and charting 2,000 years of Christianhistory. Each reading is accompanied by its own introduction, commentaryand study questions, and illustrates a key doctrine, point of view,intellectual development, or theological landmark Includes several new readings on religion and science, anexpanded coverage of feminist theological voices, extracts fromradical Protestant perspectives, and more contemporarytheology Features additional writers, including: Pope Benedict XVI, JohnPolkinghorne, John Milbank, Elizabeth A. Johnson, andJohn Yoder May be used as a stand-alone volume, or alongside ChristianTheology: An Introduction, 5 th edition for acomplete overview of the subject Accompanied by a fully revised and expanded website, availableon publication, featuring useful instructor and studentresources, including study questions and answers, quizzes, podcastlecturers from Alister McGrath, and multiple choice questions;visit www.wiley.com/go/mcgrathfor more details
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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 Christian Theology: An Introduction 5th edition (2011), Science and Religion, 2nd edition (2010), Theology: The Basics, 2nd edition (2007), and Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (2004), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.
"In a time when Christians are increasingly ignorant of our own traditions, McGrath's efforts in his Introduction and this Reader are most welcome. Those who have found his Introduction a significant resource will undoubtedly also want to use his companion set of readings. Its great strength is the breadth of figures and topics treated, and we can hope that students who become acquainted with the riches in these brief selections will want to return to engage the primary sources in their fullness. Such engagements could offer an important sign of hope for Christianity's future." --L. Gregory Jones, Duke University, North Carolina "This anthology of extracts from primary sources will prove extremely useful for teaching historical and systematic theology. It is essential that students use primary sources, and a compromise has to be reached between undue expectations and snippets which are too brief to help. In the light of the author's introductions, the quotations are sufficiently substantial to be useful, yet remain within a compass which is realistic for undergraduate or theological college needs. I shall place it high on my book-lists for students." --Anthony C. Thiselton, University of Nottingham "The Christian Theology Reader brings the best primary sources to the theological inquirer." --Gabriel Fackre, Andover Newton Theological School
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This bestselling volume is now available in a fully updated and expanded fourth edition, bringing together 378 readings, drawn from over 230 sources, and charting 2,000 years of Christian history. Key features of this popular reader include: Each reading illustrates a key doctrine, point of view, intellectual development, or theological landmark Every reading is accompanied by its own introduction, commentary and study questions New material includes several readings on religion and science, an expanded coverage of feminist theological voices, extracts from radical Protestant perspectives, and more contemporary theology Features additional writers, including: Pope Benedict XVI, John Polkinghorne, John Milbank, Elizabeth A. Johnson, and John Yoder This user-friendly volume is also accompanied by a fully revised and expanded website, packed with ideal resources for students. The new edition of the Reader may be used as a stand-alone volume, or alongside "Christian Theology: An Introduction, 5th edition" for a complete overview of the subject.
Table of contents
Preface. Approaching the Readings. To the Student: How to Use this Work. To the Teacher: How to Use this Book. The Development of Christian Theology: An HistoricalOverview. Acknowledgments. Approaching the Readings. To the Student: How to Use this Work. To the Teacher: How to Use this Book. The Development of Christian Theology: An HistoricalOverview Acknowledgements. 1. Getting Started: Preliminaries. 5. Salvation in Christ. 6. Human Nature, Sin, and Grace. 7. The Church. 8. The Sacraments. 9. Christianity and World Religions. 10. The Last Things. Details of Theologians. A Glossary of Theological Terms. Sources of Readings. For Further Study: Additional Collections of Readings. Index.