Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 23, 2012 - Religion - 320 pages
Freshly updated for this second edition with considerable new material, this authoritative introduction to the history of Christian theology covers its development from the beginnings of the Patristic period just decades after Jesus's ministry, through to contemporary theological trends.
  • A substantially updated new edition of this popular textbook exploring the entire history of Christian thought, written by the bestselling author and internationally-renowned theologian
  • Features additional coverage of orthodox theology, the Holy Spirit, and medieval mysticism, alongside new sections on liberation, feminist, and Latino theologies, and on the global spread of Christianity
  • Accessibly structured into four sections covering the Patristic period, the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the reformation and post-reformation eras, and the modern period spanning 1750 to the present day, addressing the key issues and people in each
  • Includes case studies and primary readings at the end of each section, alongside comprehensive glossaries of key theologians, developments, and terminology
  • Supported by additional resources available on publication at www.wiley.com/go/mcgrath

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The Patristic Period c 100451
The Historical Background to Patristic Theology
Key Theological Developments
Key Names Words and Phrases
The Middle Ages and the Renaissance c 5001500
The Reformation and PostReformation Periods 15001750
The Modern Period 1750 to the Present Day
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About the author (2012)

Alister E. McGrath is the Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture at King's College London, having previously been Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Oxford. He is one of the world's leading Protestant theologians and has long been involved in theological education. McGrath is also the author of some of the most widely used theology textbooks, including the bestselling Christian Theology: An Introduction (2010, Wiley-Blackwell), now in its fifth edition. He is in constant demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the world.

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