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Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought / Edition 2

Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought / Edition 2

by Alister E. McGrath
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470672854

ISBN-13: 9780470672853

Pub. Date: 07/31/2012

Publisher: Wiley

One of the world's leading theological teachers introduces readers to the study of theology from an historic point of view. Building on the chapters in "Christian Theology: An Introduction", McGrath expands his previous work by including numerous case studies that allow readers to engage more fully with a particular topic of historic debate.

Overview

One of the world's leading theological teachers introduces readers to the study of theology from an historic point of view. Building on the chapters in "Christian Theology: An Introduction", McGrath expands his previous work by including numerous case studies that allow readers to engage more fully with a particular topic of historic debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470672853
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

How to Use this Book xii

Introduction 1

The Concept of "Theology": A Brief Introduction 1

The Architecture of Theology 4

Historical Theology: Its Purpose and Place 8

1 The Patristic Period, c.100–451 16

A Clarifi cation of Terms 17

Difficulties in Approaching Patristic Theology 17

The Historical Background to Patristic Theology 18

Centers of Theological Reflection 22

Key Theologians 22

Key Theological Developments 26

Key Names, Words, and Phrases 35

Questions 35

Case Studies 36

2 The Middle Ages and the Renaissance, c.500–1500 77

On Defining the "Middle Ages" 78

Medieval Theological Landmarks in Western Europe 80

The Rise of Scholasticism 84

The Italian Renaissance 84

The Rise of Humanism 85

Medieval Theological Landmarks in Eastern Europe 86

Key Theologians 88

Key Theological Developments 93

Key Names, Words, and Phrases 98

Questions 98

Case Studies 98

3 The Reformation and Post-Reformation Periods, 1500–1750 124

Reformation – or Reformations? 125

A Clarification of Terms 126

Post-Reformation Movements 133

Key Theologians 136

Key Theological Developments 139

Developments in Theological Literature 141

Key Names, Words, and Phrases 146

Questions 146

Case Studies 146

4 The Modern Period, 1750 to the Present Day 182

A Cultural Watershed: The Enlightenment 184

The Enlightenment Critique of Christian Theology 184

Romanticism and the Critique of the Enlightenment 187

The Crisis of Faith in Victorian England 189

Postmodernism and a New Theological Agenda 190

Key Theologians 192

Some Recent Western Theological Movements and Trends 195

Key Names, Words, and Phrases 209

Questions 210

Case Studies 210

Where Next? 269

Details of Theologians 271

A Glossary of Theological Terms 276

For Further Reading 288

Sources of Citations 292

Index 297

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