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Theology: The Basics, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-15808-0
296 pages
November 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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This fourth edition of the international bestseller is the ideal introduction for those who are new to Christian theology. In this revised and expanded edition, the author introduces readers to the central ideas and beliefs, the key debates and the leading thinkers of Christianity. Throughout, the aim is to bring clarity and brevity to the central ideas of theology, both traditional and contemporary.

The text comprehensively covers the individual doctrines that form the Christian belief system, weaving together these doctrines, their history, and the intellectual nuance behind them into an inter-connected web. All major Christian denominations are explored, as are their differences and shared customs and beliefs. This rich tapestry results in a clear view of Christianity, providing a coherent vision of the religion in its main forms.

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Table of Contents

Preface

The Development of Christian Theology: A Short Historical Overview

The Apostles’ Creed

Getting Started

1 Faith

2 God

3 Creation

4 Jesus

5 Salvation

6 Spirit

7 Trinity

8 Church

9 Sacraments

10 Heaven

Moving On

Audio and Video Resources for this Textbook

Brief Glossary of Theological Terms

Details of Theologians Cited

Sources of Citations

Index

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Author Information

Alister E. McGrath, PhD is 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 The Christian Theology Reader (5th edition, Wiley Blackwell, 2016), Christian Theology: An Introduction (6th edition, Wiley Blackwell, 2016), and Christianity (Wiley Blackwell, 2015). He is in constant demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the world.

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