Pocket History of Theology

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InterVarsity Press, Oct 6, 2005 - Religion - 112 pages
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"The story of Christian theology does not begin at the beginning. . . .Theology is the church's reflection on the salvation brought by Christ and on the gospel of that salvation proclaimed and explained by the first-century apostles." Here is a concise and informative guide to the history of Christian theology. This condensation of Roger Olson's widely acclaimed The Story of Christian Theology surveys the events, teachings and challenges to the Christian faith down through the ages. In five acts we are ushered from the second to the twenty-first century following all the twists and turns, wrinkles and rivalries that lay along that wonderful and humble way of Christian faith seeking understanding, articulation and explanation. Crafted for students, pastors and other busy people, this pocket history of theology provides a clear and informed guide to the central tenets of Christian faith and the internal threats and external challenges it has faced and continues to confront even today.

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The Plot Thickens
The Story Divides
Reforming Revising and Rewriting the Story
An Unresolved Plot

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About the author (2005)

Adam C. English is an assistant professor in the department of religion and philosophy at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

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