Christian Theology: An Introduction (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 14, 2011 - Religion - 536 pages
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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.

  • Fully updated 5th 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, 4th 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 website featuring 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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Outstanding. Excellent, clearly written introduction. - Goodreads
Very useful book, and I like his writing style. - Goodreads
A very decent introduction to Christian theology. - Goodreads
Definitely a good introduction. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Nikki - Goodreads

This was my A Level Christian Theology textbook. But I also enjoyed reading it for personal benefit. Definitely a good introduction. Perhaps as a preparation for other systematic theology texts, such as that of Grudem. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeffrey Backlin - Goodreads

More of an historical overview than a scripture by scripture detailing of theology. Very helpful discussion on important people to read from various points of view. Read full review

Contents

The Patristic Period c100c700
5
The Middle Ages and the Renaissance c700c1500
22
The Age of Reformation c1500c1750
43
The Modern Period c1750 to the Present
66
SOURCES AND METHODS
99
Getting Started Preliminaries
101
The Sources of Theology
120
Knowledge of God Natural and Revealed
152
Faith and History The Christological Agenda of Modernity
295
The Doctrine of Salvation of Salvation In Christ
315
The Doctrines of Human Nature Sin and Grace
348
The Doctrine of the Church
375
The Doctrine of the Sacraments
400
Christianity and the World Religion
424
The Last Things The Children Hope
444
A Glossary of Theological Terms
465

Philosophy and Theology Dialogue and Debate
171
CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY
195
The Doctrine of God
197
The Doctrine of the Trinity
234
The Doctrine of the Person of Christ
265
Sources of Citations
472
Acknowledgments of Figures
481
Index
482
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About the author (2011)

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, 4th 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.

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