Overview

The second edition of this book, written by internationally-acclaimed theologian and author Alister E. McGrath, has been completely updated in response to feedback from readers. It retains the clarity and accessibility that made the first edition so popular, whilst expanding its coverage of a range of issues.
  • Includes a major new chapter on sacraments and new sections on core topics, including the problem of suffering, the theology of sin, ...
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Theology: The Basics

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Overview

The second edition of this book, written by internationally-acclaimed theologian and author Alister E. McGrath, has been completely updated in response to feedback from readers. It retains the clarity and accessibility that made the first edition so popular, whilst expanding its coverage of a range of issues.
  • Includes a major new chapter on sacraments and new sections on core topics, including the problem of suffering, the theology of sin, concepts of heaven, and views of the millennium
  • Uses the Apostle’s Creed as a framework to introduce readers to key theological issues, such as God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, faith, creation, salvation, atonement, religious history and heaven
  • Contains within each chapter an overview of one of these themes, presents relevant biblical passages, and summarizes the contribution of one major theologian
  • Written by one of the world’s leading theologians for anyone taking a first short course in Christian theology
  • Can be used alongside McGrath's Theology: The Basic Readings for a complete overview of the field
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Editorial Reviews

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"This is an excellent and extremely helpful introduction to Christian theology. Believers of all familiarity with theology will find McGrath's explanations helpful and clarifying. This would be an excellent text for a sunday school or church bible study. I would even include this as a text for an introductory course in theology." (Jacob Sweeney's Blog, 16 December 2011)

"McGrath’s approach is creedal and biblical. The chapters are lucid, engaging, and thought-provoking in so far as they serve as gateways into a complex (if not at times convoluted) field of study.” (Religious Studies Review)

“The publisher's blurb reports that the first edition was 'an international best seller' …It deserves this success. Students need such a clearly presented, sure-footed account of the theological basics.” (Theological Book Review)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118725023
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 752,151
  • File size: 294 KB

Meet the Author

Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous popular theology textbooks, including Christian Theology, fourth edition and The Christian Theology Reader, third edition. Readers may wish to use this book in order to make the transition to these more challenging texts.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

The Apostles’ Creed.

Getting Started.

1 Faith.

2 God.

3 Creation.

4 Jesus.

5 Salvation.

6 Trinity.

7 Church.

8 Sacraments.

9 Heaven.

Moving on.

A brief glossary of theological terms.

Details of theologians cited.

Index

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