The Christian Theological Tradition

The Christian Theological Tradition

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The culmination of a two-year collaborative effort of the entire Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas, The Christian Theological Tradition is an introduction to the whole of Christian history (in the context of the Catholic tradition) -- from Genesis to Vatican II. It provides readers with the basic knowledge necessary for further study in theology and prepares them with the background and context for critical reading of primary texts. A mix of broadly-focused and narrowly-focused chapters provide socio-historical contexts for the development of religious movements and/or theological issues as well as in-depth discussions of major figures and their writings.
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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 748.42g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations (some colour), maps
  • 0130847267
  • 9780130847263

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Introduction, Terence Nichols, David Smith, and Jan Michael Joncas. I. THE OLD TESTAMENT, David Landry. 2. The Primeval Story, David Landry and David Penchansky. 3. Gods Covenant with Israel, David Smith. 4. Judges, Prophets, Kings, David Penchansky and David Landry. 5. Second Temple Judaism (520 BCE-70 CE), David Landry. II. THE NEW TESTAMENT, Catherine Cory. 6. Jesus and the Gospels, Catherine Cory. 7. Apostolic Missions, David Landry and Catherine Cory. III. THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY, Michael Hollerich. 8. Christianity after the Apostles, Michael Hollerich. 9. The Age of the Imperial Church, Michael Hollerich. 10. Augustine of Hippo, David Hunter. 11. Eastern Christianity, Jan Michael Joncas. 12. Islam, Carol Lahurd. 13. Christianity in the Early Medieval Period, Jan Michael Joncas. 14. Christianity in the High Middle Ages, Michael Hollerich. 15. Thomas Aquinas, David Smith. 16. Christianity in the Late Medieval Period, Anne King-Lenzmeier. IV. THE MODERN PERIOD, Terence Nichols. 17. The Renaissance, Terence Nichols. 18. Martin Luther, Shirley Jordan. 19. Other Protestant Reformers, David S. Cunningham. 20. The Catholic Reformation, Anne King-Lenzmeier. 21. Global Expansion and the Colonial Churches, Thaddeus Posey. 22. Modern Challenges to Christianity, Terence Nichols. 23. Christianity in the USA, Thaddeus Posey. 24. Christianity and the Contemporary Situation, Terence Nichols, David Smith, and David S. Cunningham. Glossary. Acknowledgements. Index.
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