The Student's Companion to the Theologians

The Student's Companion to the Theologians

by Ian S. Markham
     
 

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This companion brings together a team of contemporary theologians and writers to provide substantial introductions to the key people who shaped the Christian story and tradition.

  • A substantial reference work, bringing together over 75 entries on the most important and influential theologians in the history of Christianity
  • Structured accessibly

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This companion brings together a team of contemporary theologians and writers to provide substantial introductions to the key people who shaped the Christian story and tradition.

  • A substantial reference work, bringing together over 75 entries on the most important and influential theologians in the history of Christianity
  • Structured accessibly around five periods: early centuries, middle ages, reformation period, the Enlightenment, and the twentieth-century to the present
  • A to Z entries range from substantial essays to shorter overviews, each of which locates the theologian in their immediate context, summarizes the themes of their work, and explains their significance
  • Covers a broad span of theologians, from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas, through to C. S. Lewis, James Cone, and Rosemary Radford Reuther
  • Provides profiles of key Catholic, protestant, evangelical, and progressive theologians
  • Includes a useful timeline to orientate the reader, reading lists, and a glossary of key terms

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“We are all grateful that Markham has given us such a fine work, particularly helpful on ancient and contemporary theologians.” (Anglican & Episcopal History, 1 December 2015)

“Notwithstanding these gaps and some odd choices, the fact that many of the entries were of an exceptionally high quality makes the Companion a reference work that is well worth the purchase price.” (Reviews in Religion & Theology, 3 July 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118472583
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series, #86
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

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“A resource as distinctive and informative as this quickly will prove its usefulness.” CHOICE  

“It stands out as an excellent resource for anyone interested in the development of theology.” Theological Librarianship 

“ Worth the money, intellectually sound, and well targeted.” Reference Reviews

Meet the Author

Ian S. Markham is the Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary. Awards include the Robertson Fellow 2006, Teape Lecturer in India 2004, Claggett Fellow attached to Washington National Cathedral in 2000, and Frank Woods Fellow at Trinity College, Melbourne in 1997. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion (edited with J. Barney Hawkins IV, Justyn Terry & Leslie Nuñez Steffensen, 2013), Against Atheism: Why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris Are Fundamentally Wrong (2010), A World Religions Reader, 3rd edition (2009), Understanding Christian Doctrine (2007), and Do Morals Matter (2006), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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