Christian Theology: The Classics

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Christian Theology: The Classics is a vibrant introduction to thirty of the most important works of Christian theology. From the origins of Christianity to the present day, the writings of some of the most influential theologians of all time are explored – with the author, the context in which they were writing and the lasting significance of the work all under the spotlight....

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Overview

Christian Theology: The Classics is a vibrant introduction to thirty of the most important works of Christian theology. From the origins of Christianity to the present day, the writings of some of the most influential theologians of all time are explored – with the author, the context in which they were writing and the lasting significance of the work all under the spotlight.

Classic works under discussion include:

  • Augustine of Hippo, On the Trinity
  • Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
  • John Calvin, The Institutes of The Christian Religion
  • Jonathan Edwards, Religious Affections
  • Karl Barth, The Church Dogmatics
  • Gustavo Gutierez, Theology of Liberation
  • St Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae
  • John Wesley, Christian Perfection

This book is the perfect introduction to the great works of theology for anyone studying or interested in Christian theology, historical theology or the history of Christianity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415501903
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/10/2014
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen R. Holmes is senior lecturer in theology, director of teaching, and deputy head of school at the School of Divinity, University of St Andrews. He has written extensively on historical theology, treating patristic, Reformation, early modern, and contemporary theology in different publications. Alongside academic monographs and articles in all the main academic journals, he is the main author of The Practice of Theology, with Colin Gunton and Murray Rae and he is editing the revised edition of The IVP New Dictionary of Theology.

Shawn Bawulski is a PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews. He has written on the topic of grace and free will and is currently doing research in soteriology and the nature of eternal punishment

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Irenaeus of Lyons Against the Heresies 2. Augustine of Hippo On the Trinity 3. Basil of Caesarea On the Holy Spirit 4. Athanasius On the Incarnation 5. Origen On First Principles 6. The Acts of the Councils (including: the ecumenical creeds; Cyril’s letters; Leo’s Tome) 7. Anselm The Reason for the God-Man 8. St Thomas Summa Theologiae 9. Mother Julian Revelations of Divine Love 10. Martin Luther Commentary on Galatians 11. John Calvin The Institutes of The Christian Religion 12. The Anglican Formularies: The Book of Common Prayer; the 39 Articles; the Homilies 13. The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent 14. The Westminster standards: The Westminster Confession; The Shorter Catechism; The Longer Catechism; The Book of Common Order 15. Jonathan Edwards, Religious Affections 16. John Wesley, Christian Perfection (including the Plain Account, and Brief Thoughts) 17. Friedrich Schleiermacher The Christian Faith 18. Adolf von Harnack What is Christianity? 19. John Henry Newman, Essay on the development of doctrine 20. Ludwig Feuerbach, Essence of Christianity 21. Søren Kierkegaard, Philosophical Fragments 22. B.B. Warfield, writings on inspiration 23. Karl Barth, The Church Dogmatics 24. Rudolf Bultmann New Testament and Mythology 25. Karl Rahner, The Trinity 26. The Constitutions and Decrees of the Second Vatican Council 27. George Lindbeck, The Nature of Doctrine 28. Alvin Plantinga, the ‘Warrant’ triology 29. Gustavo Gutierez, Theology of Liberation 30. Rosemary Radford Ruether, Sexism and God-talk

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