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Christian Literature: An Anthology

ISBN: 978-0-631-21606-3
820 pages
November 2000, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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This anthology of Christian literature gathers together writings drawn from 2000 years of Christian history.
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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.

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Alister E McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, and Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.
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* Draws together writings from 2000 years of Christian history.
* 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.
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"Pastors who want sermon illustrations to be more than vignettes, teachers who introduce Western literary, church or spiritual history, and readers who want new ideas for a book club will all find Alister McGrath's Christian Literature anthology accessible, helpful and affordable. McGrath really has done a commendable job in pulling together most of the best in a pedagological framework that is helpful to student and teacher alike." Robbie Castleman, National Co-ordinator, The Religious & Theological Studies Fellowship

"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

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Please click on the link to visit the Wiley website for Alister E. McGrath, Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education at King?s College London, UK, and head of its Centre for Theology, Religion, and Culture. This innovative website brings together information about McGrath?s numerous Wiley books, including textbooks and scholarly research.

You will also find links to our companion websites for key textbooks, such as Christian History, and a host of additional resources such as podcasts, images, and videos, all designed to enhance your experience of using his books ? whether you are a student or a teacher.

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