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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User Review  - Christy Luis - Goodreads

Oh my gosh. I loved this book. I've always enjoyed history, but this book took it to a new level, for me. One of my university classes used this as a textbook; it felt, somehow, nicer than your usual ... Read full review

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I thought this truly excellent; a very useful read, a broad and yet also thorough review of the history of Christian ideas about God, from the early fathers (up to 500 AD), through the medieval times ... 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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