ISBN-10:
1118869575
ISBN-13:
9781118869574
Pub. Date:
09/26/2016
Publisher:
Wiley
Christian Theology: An Introduction / Edition 6

Christian Theology: An Introduction / Edition 6

by Alister E. McGrath
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ISBN-13: 9781118869574
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/26/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 229,250
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alister E. McGrath is currently Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford; he was previously Professor of Theology and Education at King’s College, London. He is regarded as one of the world’s leading Protestant theologians and is the author of some of the world’s most widely used theological textbooks, including the bestselling Science and Religion (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), Christianity (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), Christian Theology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016), and The Christian Theology Reader, (5th edition, 2016). He is in constant demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the world, especially in Southeast Asia.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xxi

Preface xxiii

To the Student: How to Use This Book xxvii

To the Teacher: How to Use This Book xxix

The Structure of the Book: The Fifth and Sixth Editions Compared xxxiii

Video and Audio Resources xxxv

PART I LANDMARKS: PERIODS, THEMES, AND PERSONALITIES OF CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY 1

Introduction 3

1 The Patristic Period, c.100–c.700 5

2 The Middle Ages and the Renaissance, c.700–c.1500 21

3 The Age of Reformation, c.1500–c.1750 38

4 The Modern Period, c.1750 to the Present 57

PART II SOURCES AND METHODS 81

5 Getting Started: Preliminaries 83

6 The Sources of Theology 104

7 Knowledge of God: Natural and Revealed 135

8 Philosophy and Theology: Dialogue and Debate 152

PART III CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY 173

9 The Doctrine of God 175

10 The Person of Jesus Christ 207

11 The Nature and Basis of Salvation 246

12 The Holy Spirit 280

13 The Trinity 299

14 Human Nature, Sin, and Grace 327

15 The Church 354

16 The Sacraments 381

17 Christianity and the World Religions 405

18 Last Things: The Christian Hope 426

Jargon-Busting: A Glossary of Theological Terms 449

Sources of Citations 456

Acknowledgments 465

Index 466

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"Alister McGrath has proven himself a master at engagingly and simply introducing Christian theology in all of its contested complexity. The fifth edition continues the development of the art to the great profit of student and teacher. All who work at the critical appropriation of the theological tradition stand in debt to McGrath."
M. Douglas Meeks, Cal Turner Chancellor Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School

"An expert at luring the reader into the imposing terrain of theological thought, Alister McGrath navigates its winding paths with energy and grace. With Dr. McGrath as beacon and guide, it is a satisfying journey."
The Rev. Deborah Halter, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Atlanta, GA

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DrJane on LibraryThing 10 months ago
It does exactly what it says on the label! It introduces you to Christian theology.