Christian Theology: An Introduction / Edition 5

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Overview

Alister McGrath’s Christian Theology: An Introduction is one of the most internationally-acclaimed and popular Christian theology textbooks in use today. This 5th edition has been completely revised, and now features new and extended material, numerous additional illustrations, and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction to Christian theology.

  • Fully updated 5th edition of the bestselling textbook, incorporating expanded material, numerous student features and new illustrations
  • Features new sections on Copernicanism and Darwinism
  • Includes extended discussions of Augustine’s doctrine of creation, Trinitarian theologies of religion, and the relation of Christianity to other faiths
  • May be used as a stand-alone volume, or alongside the Christian Theology Reader, 4th edition for a complete overview of the subject
  • Retains the chapter structure of the 4th edition, ensuring comparability with earlier editions and courses based on these
  • Accompanied by a revised instructor’s website featuring expanded resources including study questions and answers; visit www.wiley.com/go/mcgrath for more details and to register for access
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What People Are Saying

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"Alister McGrath has proven himself a master at engagingly and simply introducing Christian theology in all of its contested complexity. The fifth edition continues the development of the art to the great profit of student and teacher. All who work at the critical appropriation of the theological tradition stand in debt to McGrath."
M. Douglas Meeks, Cal Turner Chancellor Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School

"An expert at luring the reader into the imposing terrain of theological thought, Alister McGrath navigates its winding paths with energy and grace. With Dr. McGrath as beacon and guide, it is a satisfying journey."
The Rev. Deborah Halter, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Atlanta, GA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444335149
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 536
  • Sales rank: 199,222
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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 books including The Christian Theology Reader, 4th Edition (2011), Science and Religion, 2nd Edition (2010), Theology: The Basics, 2nd Edition (2007), and Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (2004), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Preface.

To the Student: How to Use this Book.

To the Teacher: How to Use this Book.

Acknowledgments.

PART I LANDMARKS: PERIODS, THEMES, AND PERSONALITIES OF CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY.

Introduction.

1 The Patristic Period, c.100–c.700.

2 The Middle Ages and the Renaissance, c.700–c.1500.

3 The Age of Reformation, c.1500–c.1750.

4 The Modern Period, c.1750 to the Present.

PART II SOURCES AND METHODS.

5 Getting Started: Preliminaries.

6 The Sources of Theology.

7 Knowledge of God: Natural and Revealed.

8 Philosophy and Theology: Dialogue and Debate.

PART III CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY.

9 The Doctrine of God.

10 The Doctrine of the Trinity.

11 The Doctrine of the Person of Christ.

12 Faith and History: The Christological Agenda of Modernity.

13 The Doctrine of Salvation in Christ.

14 The Doctrines of Human Nature, Sin, and Grace.

15 The Doctrine of the Church.

16 The Doctrine of the Sacraments.

17 Christianity and the World Religions.

18 The Last Things: The Christian Hope.

A Glossary of Theological Terms.

Sources of Citations.

Acknowledgments of Figures.

Index.

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    Needs Some Work

    While the book does contain all of the materials, it is not concurrent with the page numbers of the print copy. Some work on formatting is needed.

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