Reformation Thought: An Introduction / Edition 3

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Reformation Thought is an introductory guide for theology and history students seeking to understand the central ideas of the European Reformation. Based on Dr. McGrath's considerable experience of teaching Reformation studies, this text requires no prior knowledge of Christian theology.
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“Anyone looking to understand the theological and sociopolitical world of the Protestant Reformation – and it’s present influence – would do well to look nowhere else but this latest edition of Reformation Thought.”  (Jacob Sweeney's Blog, 17 May 2012)

"[McGrath] is one of the best scholars and teachers of the Reformation ... Teachers will rejoice in this wonderfully useful book." (Teaching History (of a previous edition))

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631215202
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/1991
  • Edition description: 3RD, REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Alister E. McGrath is the Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture at King's College London, having previously been Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University. He is one of the world's leading Protestant theologians and has long been involved in theological education. McGrath is also the author of some of the world's most widely used theological textbooks, including the bestselling Christian Theology: An Introduction (2010, Wiley-Blackwell), now in its fifth edition. He is in constant demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the world.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
How to Use this Book
1 Introduction 1
2 Late Medieval Religion 26
3 Humanism and the Reformation 39
4 Scholasticism and the Reformation 66
5 The Reformers: A Biographical Introduction 86
6 The Doctrine of Justification by Faith 101
7 The Doctrine of Predestination 132
8 The Return to Scripture 145
9 The Doctrine of the Sacraments 169
10 The Doctrine of the Church 197
11 The Political Thought of the Reformation 219
12 The Diffusion of the Thought of the Reformation 235
13 The Thought of the English Reformation 249
14 The Impact of Reformation Thought upon History 261
App. 1 A Glossary of Theological and Historical Terms 279
App. 2 English Translations of Major Primary Sources 287
App. 3 Standard Abbreviations of Major Journals and Sources 290
App. 4 How to Refer to Major Primary Sources 293
App. 5 Referring to the Psalms in the Sixteenth Century 297
App. 6 Updating Reformation Bibliographies 299
App. 7 Chronology of Political and Intellectual History 303
Notes 308
Select Bibliography 317
Index 325
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