The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine / Edition 1

by Colin E. Gunton
     
 

What is Christian doctrine? The fourteen specially commissioned essays in this book serve to give an answer to many aspects of that question. Written by leading theologians from America and Britain they place doctrine in its setting - what it has been historically, and how it relates to other forms of culture - and outline central features of its content. New readers… See more details below

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What is Christian doctrine? The fourteen specially commissioned essays in this book serve to give an answer to many aspects of that question. Written by leading theologians from America and Britain they place doctrine in its setting - what it has been historically, and how it relates to other forms of culture - and outline central features of its content. New readers will find this an accessible and stimulating introduction to the main themes of Christian doctrine, while advanced students and specialists will find a useful summary of recent developments in Christian thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521476959
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2015
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Glossary
Chronology
Pt. 1Christian doctrine in the late twentieth century: the historical and intellectual context
1Historical and systematic theology3
2On doctrine and ethics21
3The basis and authority of doctrine41
4The scope of hermeneutics65
5Christ and the cultures: The Jewish people and Christian theology81
6Christ and the cultures: Christianity and the arts101
Pt. 2The content of Christian doctrine
7The triune God121
8The doctrine of creation141
9Human being, individual and social158
10Redemption and fall189
11The church and the sacraments207
12Eschatology226
13Jesus Christ245
14The Holy Spirit273
General index297
Index of biblical references303

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