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Theology: The Basics, 3rd Edition

September 2011, ©2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Completely updated and expanded, this third edition from one of the world's leading theologians introduces students to key theological issues, contextualizing them within the bible and the works of seminal theologians. 

  • Introduces readers to key theological issues such as God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, faith, creation, salvation, atonement, religious history, and heaven
  • Thoroughly updated, with the addition of a new chapter on the Holy Spirit
  • Now includes images and more pedagogical features to engage the reader
  • Each chapter offers an overview of an important theme, presents relevant biblical passages, and summarizes the contribution of a major theologian
  • Expands the range of theological positions discussed within the book, especially those of contemporary and feminist theologians
  • Maintains the user-friendly structure of the previous edition, with the Apostle's Creed as a framework
  • Concludes with suggestions on how readers can take their study further
  • Can be used alongside the new edition of Theology: The Basic Readings for a complete overview of the field
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Table of Contents

Preface.

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.

Brief Glossary of Theological Terms.

Details of Theologians Cited.

Index.

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Author Information

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 best-selling books including The Christian Theology Reader (4th edition, 2011), Theology: The Basic Readings (2nd edition 2011), and Science and Religion (2nd edition, 2010), Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (2004), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Introduces readers to key theological issues such as God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, faith, creation, salvation, atonement, religious history, and heaven
  • Thoroughly updated, with the addition of a new chapter on the Holy Spirit
  • Now includes images and more pedagogical features to engage the reader
  • Each chapter offers an overview of an important theme, presents relevant biblical passages, and summarizes the contribution of a major theologian
  • Expands the range of theological positions discussed within the book, especially those of contemporary and feminist theologians
  • Maintains the user-friendly structure of the previous edition, with the Apostle's Creed as a framework
  • Concludes with suggestions on how readers can take their study further
  • Can be used alongside the new edition of Theology: The Basic Readings for a complete overview of the field
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Reviews

"This is an excellent and extremely helpful introduction to Christian theology. Believers of all familiarity with theology will find McGrath's explanations helpful and clarifying. This would be an excellent text for a sunday school or church bible study. I would even include this as a text for an introductory course in theology." (Jacob Sweeney's Blog, 16 December 2011)

"McGrath’s approach is creedal and biblical. The chapters are lucid, engaging, and thought-provoking in so far as they serve as gateways into a complex (if not at times convoluted) field of study.” (Religious Studies Review)

“The publisher's blurb reports that the first edition was 'an international best seller' …It deserves this success. Students need such a clearly presented, sure-footed account of the theological basics.” (Theological Book Review)

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http://www.alistermcgrathwiley.com

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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Theology: The Basics, 3rd Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-65675-4
254 pages
September 2011, ©2011
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Theology: The Basics, 3rd Edition
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256 pages
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