Theology: The Basic Readings

Theology: The Basic Readings

by Alister E. McGrath
     
 

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This short, balanced and accessible Reader introduces the Christian faith through important theological readings, covering historical, modern, denominational, gender, liberal and traditional issues. It is the ideal accompaniment to the bestselling textbook, Theology: The Basics, 2nd edition.


  • Edited by leading theologian,
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Overview

This short, balanced and accessible Reader introduces the Christian faith through important theological readings, covering historical, modern, denominational, gender, liberal and traditional issues. It is the ideal accompaniment to the bestselling textbook, Theology: The Basics, 2nd edition.


  • Edited by leading theologian, Alister E. McGrath, this volume brings together a range of readings which act as an introduction to the Christian faith
  • Includes 56 readings chosen for their balanced portrayal of chronology, denomination, gender, and theological orientation
  • Provides an introduction and analysis of each reading, along with a helpful glossary
  • Uses the Apostle’s Creed as an accessible framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation and salvation
  • Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The extracts [here] have been clearly selected, and represent a good mix of classical and more modern writers, with an occasional rather less obvious choice … .[The extracts] selected here fit well with the themes of the companion work, as one would expect." (Theological Book Review, 2008)

“Ample readings from the patristic, medieval, and Reformation eras give the reader a sense of the depth and breadth of each theme across the ages. Although brief, the volume packs surprising diversity into its pages: Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant; feminist and liberationist; revisionist and conservative. It is hard to imagine a better basic introduction to Western Christian theology.” (Religious Studies Review, September 2008)

“The prolific Oxford professor has added to his bibliographic tapestry…a good resource and [it] can be used effectively in an introductory course on theology.”
(Southern Baptist Journal of Theology)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118697825
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/20/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
939,241
File size:
307 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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