Bringing together a range of key and accessible theological readings, each accompanied by an introduction and analysis, Theology: The Basic Readings provides a clear, concise overview of the Christian faith. It spans Christian history, offering a balanced account of the historical periods and important theological viewpoints. This collection: Offers a range of readings which act as an introduction to the Christian faith; Includes 56 readings chosen for their balanced 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 a helpful framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation; Edited by the leading theologian and internationally-regarded author, Alister E. McGrath. This volume can be read on its own or forms an ideal companion to Theology: The Basics, second edition.
"Just like The Basics it would make a great text to for sunday school or bible study. It would also serve well used as a text for introductory theology, historical theology or church history courses." (Jacob Sweeney's Blog, 16 December 2011)
Alister E. McGrath is Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture, and Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College, London. A world-acclaimed theologian, he is the author of numerous bestselling books including The Christian Theology Reader (4th edition, 2011), Theology: The Basics (3rd edition, 2011), Science and Religion (2nd edition, 2010), and Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (2004), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.
How To Use This Book x
Engaging a Reading xiii
Christian Theology: An Historical Overview xv
Brief Glossary of Theological Terms 187
Sources of Readings 201