Christian Thought A Historical Introduction

ISBN-10: 0415440076
ISBN-13: 9780415440073
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

The story of Christian thought is essential to understanding Christian faith today and the last two millennia of world history. This fresh and lively introduction explores the central ideas, persons, events, and movements that gave rise to Christian thought, from early beginnings to its present forms. By highlighting the important but often neglected role of women and the influence of non-Christian ideas and movements, this book provides a broader context for understanding the history of Christian ideas and their role in shaping our world. This work chronicles the impressive developments of Christian thinking which arose from these contexts and have transcended the ages. Christian Thought: provides an overview of the context of Christianity#xE2;#xAC;"s origin, including discussion of the influence of Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans in the ancient world and the founding figures of Jesus and Paul explores the major events and figures of the history of Christian thought, while drawing attention to significant voices which have often been suppressed analyses the impact on Christian thought of widely discussed events such as The Great Schism, the Scientific Revolution, and Modernism surveys contemporary trends such as fundamentalism, feminism, and postmodernism Complete with illustrations, timelines and maps, this is an ideal resource for anyone wanting to learn more about the development of Christian thought and its influence over the centuries.

List of figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Incubations and origins: the ancient period 500bce-70ce
The pre-history of Christian thought
Jesus of Nazareth
The Apostle Paul: his thought and context
The break from Judaism
Definition and resistance: The Patristic period 70-451
Persecution of Christians
Spirituality and asceticism: the desert father and mothers
The Christian apologists: interacting with gnosticism and other "heresies"
The early Church councils: Christological controversy and definition
Trinitarian debate
Formation of the New Testament canon
Augustine: philosopher, theologian, and church father
Establishment and diversification: the Medieval period 500-1500
Monasticism of the early Middle Ages
Eastern Christianity splits from the West
Anselm, Abelard, and Bernard
Islam and Judaism in the Middle Ages
Women and theology in the Middle Ages
Thomas Aquinas
Preparation for reform
Protest and revolution: the Reformation period 1500-1700
Martin Luther
The Reformed tradition
Protesting against the Protestants: Anabaptism and the Radical Reformation
Reformation continues: the English and the Catholics
Enlightenment and evolution: the Modern period 1700-2000
The challenge of modernism
Pietism and revivalism
Romanticism's response to Enlightenment theology
Neo-orthodoxy: Karl Barth and others
Major theological traditions and developments in the twentieth century
Conclusion: recent and emerging themes
Glossary
Notes

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