Christian Literature: An Anthology
November 2000, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
The Structure of the Work.
Christian Literature: An Introduction.
Part I: The Patristic Period c.100-600.
Part II: English and Irish Sources c.600-1050.
Part III: The Middle Ages, 1050-1500.
Part IV: Renaissance and Reformation, 1500-1700.
Part V: The Modern Period 1700-2000.
A Glossary of Christian Terms.
Sources of Extracts.
* Assumes no prior knowledge of Christian theology and history, so will be accessible for those new to the field.
* Divided into five chronological sections stretching from the patristic period to the modern period.
"I am profoundly grateful for this book, which sets out to introduce students to primary texts across a vast spectrum of literature. The basic layout of each chapter is clear and helpful and the 'Questions for Discussion' are sharp and should focus reading appropriately. In short, this is a very useful workhorse of a book, a way into the riches of literature and a careful guide to the difficult field of literature and theology." David Jasper, Theology
"The provision of clear and succinct introductory summaries of the historical and social context to which writers belonged should prove of considerable worth." The Expository Times
"This large anthology gathers a rich, varied and wisely selected sampling of texts drawn from writings spanning Christianity's two millennia. Helpful contextualising and interpretive introductions to each period and each text, along with study and discussion questions, render the collection reader friendly." Religious Studies Review