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Christian Theology: An Introduction, 6th Edition

Christian Theology: An Introduction, 6th Edition

Alister E. McGrath

ISBN: 978-1-118-86956-7

Aug 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

520 pages

$39.99

Description

Christian Theology: An Introduction, one of the most internationally-acclaimed Christian theology textbooks in use, has been completely rewritten for the 6th edition. It now features new and extended material and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction for students.
 
  • A new edition of the bestselling Christian theology textbook to celebrate its 25th anniversary
  • Rewritten throughout for exceptional clarity and accessibility, and adds substantial new material on the Holy Spirit
  • Features increased coverage of postcolonial theology, and feminist theology, and prodigious development of world theology
  • Increases the focus on contemporary theology to complement the excellent coverage of historical material
  • A new 2-color design includes more pedagogical features including textboxes and sidebars to aid learning

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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