Theology The Basic Readings

ISBN-10: 1405170425
ISBN-13: 9781405170420
Edition: 2007
Authors: Alister McGrath
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Description: In Theology: the Basic Readings, leading theologian, Alister E. McGrath provides a superbly clear and concise overview of the Christian faith through a carefully selected range of key theological readings. The readings span Christian history,  More...

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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

In Theology: the Basic Readings, leading theologian, Alister E. McGrath provides a superbly clear and concise overview of the Christian faith through a carefully selected range of key theological readings. The readings span Christian history, offering a balanced account of historical periods and important theological viewpoints. Each reading is accompanied by a guided analysis so that readers can fully engage with the major writings which shaped Christian belief. This volume can be read on its own or forms/is an ideal companion to Theology: the Basics.Brings together a range of readings which act as an introduction to the Christian faithIncludes 56 readings chosen for their balanced portrayal of chronology, denomination, gender, and theological orientationProvides an introduction and analysis of each reading, along with a helpful glossaryUses the Apostle 's Creed as an accessible framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation and salvationServes as a companion to the bestselling textbook Theology: The Basics.

Alister McGrath is currently professor of theology at Oxford and principal of Wycliffe Hall. He is a consulting editor, general editor and author of several books. He lives in Oxford, England.

How to use this book
Engaging a reading
Christian theology: An historical overview
Faith
Augustine on theology and secular philosophy
Vincent of Lerins on Tradition and Theology
John Calvin on the Nature of Faith
Karl Barth on revelation and the Word of God
Emil Brunner on faith and reason
Paul Tillich on the nature of theology
C. S. Lewis on myths in Theology
John Paul II on faith and Reason
God
Athenagoras of Athens on the Christian God
Thomas Aquinas on analogies of God
J8rgen Moltmann on the Suffering of God
Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Glory of God
Elizabeth A. Johnson on Female Analogies for God
Sarah Coakley on Vulnerability and God
Creation
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
Jonathan Edwards on the beauty of creation
William Paley on the contrivance of nature
John Henry Newman on natural religion
G. K. Chesterton on the doctrine of creation
Dorothy L. Sayers on creation and evil
Jesus
Athanasius of Alexandria on the incarnation
Martin K+hler on the "Jesus of History"
George Tyrrell on modern views of Jesus
Austin Farrer on the incarnation and suffering
Morna D. Hooker on Chalcedon and the New Testament
N. T. Wright on Jesus and the identity of God
Salvation
Rufinus of Aquileia on Christ's death as a victory
Anselm of Canterbury on satisfaction for sin
F. D. E. Schleiermacher on Christ as redeemer
Bernard Lonergan on the rationality of salvation
Colin Gunton on the language of salvation
Rosemary Radford Ruether on suffering and redemption
Trinity
Irenaeus of Lyons on the Trinitarian faith
The Eleventh Council of Toledo on the Trinity
Henry Barclay Swete on the Holy Spirit and the Trinity
Karl Rahner on the economic Trinity
John Macquarrie on the function of the Trinity
Robert Jenson on the Trinity as God's name
Church
Martin Luther on the nature of the church
Lesslie Newbigin on a missionary ecclesiology
The Second Vatican Council on the Church
George Dragas on Orthodox ecclesiology
Stanley Hauerwas on the church and the Christian story
Leonardo Boff on the reinvention of the Church
Sacraments
Cyril of Jerusalem on the meaning of baptism
Huldrych Zwingli on the real presence
The Council of Trent on transubstantiation
The World Council of Churches on baptism
Rowan Williams on the sacraments as signs
Benedict XVI on the Eucharist
Heaven
Cyprian of Carthage on the hope of heaven
Methodius of Olympus on the resurrection body
John Wesley on the final restoration of nature
The Catechism of the Catholic Church on the resurrection
Wolfhart Pannenberg on eschatology and evil
Kathryn Tanner on eternal life
A brief glossary of theological terms
Sources of readings
Acknowledgements
Index

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