Concise History of Christian Thought, A

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Baker Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2006 - Religion - 336 pages
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A Concise History of Christian Thought offers a succinct, readable survey of key Christian thinkers and significant theological developments from the church's inception to the present. In addition to surveying over one hundred important Christian thinkers from Justin Martyr to Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), the book also covers major creeds, councils, and documents. Representative extracts allow the reader to hear from each of the key thinkers in his or her own words.

After having sold more than 50,000 copies in its earlier editions, the current edition has been refined and updated throughout and includes new material on key contemporary thinkers. It will appeal to church leaders, interested laity, and students.

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Lane has succeeded in providing a concise history of Christian doctrinal development that will serve well as either a textbook or reference for students and scholars alike. Although not as detailed or ... Read full review

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I find this book to be very helpful, thus far, in understanding the evolution of Christian thought. The segments on the various thinkers mentioned are brief, but I am getting the general gist of the ... Read full review


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Tony Lane is professor of historical theology and director of research at the London School of Theology. He is the author of a number of books, including The Lion Christian Classics Collection, John Calvin: Student of the Church Fathers, and Justification by Faith in Catholic-Protestant Dialogue.

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