Exploring Christian Thought

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From Augustine to Aquinas, the early church fathers to the charismatic movement, Exploring Christian Thought introduces you to the thinkers and writings that have shaped Christian history and much of Western culture. Exploring Christian Thought offers a succinct introduction to over 100 influential thinkers and important events in the church, including the creation of the creeds, schisms and controversies, and the development of theology and doctrines.

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Overview

From Augustine to Aquinas, the early church fathers to the charismatic movement, Exploring Christian Thought introduces you to the thinkers and writings that have shaped Christian history and much of Western culture. Exploring Christian Thought offers a succinct introduction to over 100 influential thinkers and important events in the church, including the creation of the creeds, schisms and controversies, and the development of theology and doctrines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785211433
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Series: Christian Cornerstone Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

The Church of the Fathers
Platonism and Greek Philosophy 11
Apostolic Fathers 12
Justin Martyr 14
Irenaeus 15
Tertullian 17
Clement of Alexandria 20
Origen 21
Cyprian 24
Eusebius of Caesarea 26
Council of Nicea (325) 28
Athanasius 30
Ephrem the Syrian 32
The Cappadocian Fathers 33
Council of Constantinople (381) 35
Ambrose 37
John Chrysostom 38
Jerome 39
Augustine 41
Cyril of Alexandria 45
Council of Ephesus (431) 47
Theodoret of Cyrus 48
Leo the Great 49
Council of Chalcedon (451) 50
Apostles' Creed 51
The Eastern Tradition
Dionysius the Areopagite 59
Council of Constantinople (553) 60
Maximus the Confessor 61
Council of Constantinople (680-81) 62
John of Damascus 64
Council of Nicea (787) 65
Simeon the New Theologian 67
Gregory Palamas 68
Confession of Dositheus (1672) 70
The Medieval West
Athanasian Creed 77
Boethius 79
Council of Orange (529) 81
Benedict 82
Gregory the Great 84
John Scotus Erigena 86
Anselm 87
Peter Abelard 90
Bernard of Clairvaux 92
Peter Lombard 94
Joachim of Fiore 95
Fourth Lateran Council (1215) 96
Francis of Assisi 97
Bonaventure 99
Thomas Aquinas 100
John Duns Scotus 104
William of Ockham 105
Thomas Bradwardine 107
John Tauler 108
Catherine of Siena 110
John Wyclif 111
Jan Hus 112
Council of Florence (1438-45) 114
Thomas a Kempis 115
Gabriel Biel 117
Reformation and Reaction
Desiderius Erasmus 124
The Lutheran Tradition
Martin Luther 127
Philip Melanchthon 131
Augsburg Confession (1530) 132
Formula of Concord (1577) 133
Philip Jakob Spener 135
The Reformed Tradition
Ulrich Zwingli 137
Martin Bucer 139
John Calvin 141
Heidelberg Catechism (1563) 145
Jakob Arminius 146
Synod of Dort (1618-19) 148
Jonathan Edwards 149
The Anabaptists
Schleitheim Confession (1527) 151
Menno Simons 152
The British Reformation
William Tyndale 154
Thomas Cranmer 155
John Knox 157
Thirty-nine Articles 158
Richard Hooker 159
William Perkins 161
Westminster Confession 162
John Owen 164
Second London Confession (1677) 166
John Bunyan 166
John & Charles Wesley 168
The Roman Catholic Response
Ignatius Loyola 171
Council of Trent (1545-63) 172
Teresa of Avila 174
Robert Bellarmine 176
Blaise Pascal 177
Christian Thought in the Modern World
The Liberals
Friedrich Schleiermacher 183
Albrecht Ritschl 185
Adolf von Harnack 186
The Evangelicals
Charles Finney 189
Peter Forsyth 190
Benjamin Warfield 192
Gerrit Berkouwer 194
Helmut Thielicke 197
Evangelical Theology Today 199
The New Orthodoxy
Karl Barth 200
Gustaf Aulen 204
Barmen Declaration (1934) 205
Dietrich Bonhoeffer 206
Reinhold Niebuhr 209
The Existentialists
Soren Kierkegaard 212
Rudolf Bultmann 214
Paul Tillich 217
Recent Developments
Process Theology 219
Jurgen Moltmann 221
Wolfhart Pannenberg 223
Feminist Theology 225
The Roman Catholics
John Henry Newman 227
Ineffabilis Deus (1854) 230
First Vatican Council (1869-70) 231
Munificentissimus Deus (1950) 233
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 234
Second Vatican Council (1962-65) 235
Karl Rahner 237
Hans Kung 239
Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994) 241
A World-Wide Faith
World Council of Churches 242
Martin Luther King 245
Kosuke Koyama 246
John Mbiti 247
Liberation Theology 249
Lausanne Congress (1974) 252
The Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements 254
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