Theology: The Basics

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 22, 2011 - Religion - 240 pages
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Completely updated and expanded, this third edition from one of the world's leading theologians introduces students to key theological issues, contextualizing them within the bible and the works of seminal theologians. 

  • Introduces readers to key theological issues such as God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, faith, creation, salvation, atonement, religious history, and heaven
  • Thoroughly updated, with the addition of a new chapter on the Holy Spirit
  • Now includes images and more pedagogical features to engage the reader
  • Each chapter offers an overview of an important theme, presents relevant biblical passages, and summarizes the contribution of a major theologian
  • Expands the range of theological positions discussed within the book, especially those of contemporary and feminist theologians
  • Maintains the user-friendly structure of the previous edition, with the Apostle's Creed as a framework
  • Concludes with suggestions on how readers can take their study further
  • Can be used alongside the new edition of Theology: The Basic Readings for a complete overview of the field
 

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Contents

Section 1
117
Section 2
119
Section 3
125
Section 4
131
Section 5
133
Section 6
157
Section 7
164
Section 8
166
Section 9
167
Section 10
171

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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 best-selling books including The Christian Theology Reader (4th edition, 2011), Theology: The Basic Readings (2nd edition 2011), and Science and Religion (2nd edition, 2010), Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (2004), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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