A History of Christian Theology: An Introduction

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1983 - Religion - 324 pages
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A History of Christian Theology offers a consice yet complete chronicle of the whole history of Christian theology, from its background in the history of Israel to the various modes of liberation theology in the late 20th century. This book is an intellectual history, a story of people and their ideas. It will be valuable for college and seminary students as well as lay study groups.
  

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Review: A History of Christian Theology

User Review  - Brett Sloffer - Christianbook.com

Great Church History resource tool for the classroom, local church context, or personal study. Gives detailed information on key people, dates, and historical circumstances, all of which have had a significant impact on the development of Church History through the ages. Read full review

Review: History of Christian Theology: An Introduction

User Review  - J. Ewbank - Goodreads

Placher has done a remarkable job of presenting a history of Christian theology. It is difficult to write about such a broad sweep of theological history and secondly to write in such a way that it is ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
The Mission to the Gentiles
32
An Alliance with Philosophy
55
Truly Human Truly Divine
68
Light in the East
88
Augustine
108
The Path to Salvation
122
The Fragile Synthesis
140
The Absolute Power of
162
Luther and the Radical Reformers
181
Gods Governance
219
Reason and Enthusiasm
237
The City on a Hill
255
The End of Western Christendom
291
Index
317
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About the author (1983)

William C. Placher was Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He was the author or editor of a number of books including A History of Christian Theology, Jesus the Savior, and Essentials of Christian Theology, all published by WJK.

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