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Historical Theology An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought

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ISBN-10: 0470672862

ISBN-13: 9780470672860

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Alister E. McGrath

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Freshly updated for this second edition with considerable new material, this authoritative introduction to the history of Christian theology covers its development from the beginnings of the Patristic period just decades after Jesus's ministry, through to contemporary theological trends.A substantially updated new edition of this popular textbook exploring the entire history of Christian thought, written by the bestselling author and internationally-renowned theologianFeatures additional coverage of orthodox theology, the Holy Spirit, and medieval mysticism, alongside new sections on liberation, feminist, and Latino theologies, and on the global spread of ChristianityAccessibly structured…    
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.50" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

How to Use this Book
The Concept of "Theology": A Brief Introduction
The Architecture of Theology
Biblical studies
Systematic theology
Philosophical theology
Pastoral theology
Church history
Historical Theology: Its Purpose and Place
The development of historical theology
Historical theology as a pedagogic tool
Historical theology as a critical tool
Historical theology as a resource for systematic theology
The Patristic Period, c. 100-451
A Clarification of Terms
Difficulties in Approaching Patristic Theology
The Historical Background to Patristic Theology
The historical importance of the city of Rome
The problem of persecution
The conversion of Constantine
The development of public theological debate
Centers of Theological Reflection
Key Theologians
Justin Martyr
Irenaeus of Lyons
Augustine of Hippo
Key Theological Developments
The relation of Christian faith and classical culture
The extent of the New Testament canon
The role of tradition
The fixing of the ecumenical creeds
The two natures of Jesus Christ
The doctrine of the Trinity
The doctrine of the church
The doctrine of grace
Key Names, Words, and Phrases
Case Studies
The Bible and tradition
The Arian controversy: The divinity of Christ
The Alexandrian Christological school: The Apollinarian controversy
The Antiochene Christological School: The Nestroian controversy
The Trinity: Early developments and controversies
The church: The Donatist controversy
Grace: The Pelagian controversy
Faith and philosophy
The Middle Ages and the Renaissance, C.500-1500
On Defining the "Middle Ages"
Medieval Theological Landmarks in Western Europe
The Carolingian renaissance
The rise of cathedral and monastic schools of theology
The religious orders and their "schools of theology"
The founding of the universities
Peter Lombard's Four Books of the Sentences
The Rise of Scholasticism
The Italian Renaissance
The Rise of Humanism
Medieval Theological Landmarks in Eastern Europe
The emergence of Byzantine theology
The iconoclastic controversy
The hesychastic controversy
The fall of Constantinople (1453)
Key Theologians
John of Damascus
Simeon the New Theologian
Anselm of Canterbury
Thomas Aquinas
Duns Scotus
William of Ockham
Erasmus of Rotterdam
Key Theological Developments
The consolidation of the patristic heritage
The exploration of the role of reason in theology
The development of theological systems
The development of sacramental theology
The development of the theology of grace
The role of Mary in the scheme of salvation
Returning directly to the sources of Christian theology
The critique of the Vulgate translation of Scripture
Key Names, Words, and Phrases
Case Studies
Arguments for the existence of God
Understandings of the atonement
The theology of the sacraments
The interpretation of the Bible
Renaissance humanism and the Bible
Augustinianism and Pelagianism in late medieval theology
The Reformation and Post-Reformation Periods, 1500-1750
Reformation - or Reformations?
A Clarification of Terms
The German Reformation - Lutheranism
The Swiss Reformation - the Reformed church
The radical Reformation - Anabaptism
The English Reformation - Anglicanism
The Catholic Reformation
Protestant Orthodoxy
Post-Reformation Movements
The consolidation of Catholicism
Key Theologians
Martin Luther
Huldrych Zwingli
John Calvin
Teresa of Avil�
Theodore Beza
Johann Gerhard
Roberto Bellarmine
Jonathan Edwards
Key Theological Developments
The sources of theology
The doctrine of grace
The doctrine of the sacraments
The doctrine of the church
Developments in Theological Literature
Confessions of faith
Works of systematic theology
Key Names, Words, and Phrases
Case Studies
Bible and tradition in the Reformation debates
Justification by faith: Protestantism and the Council of Trent
The nature of the real presence: Luther, Zwingli, and the Council of Trent
The debate over infant baptism
The doctrine of the church: Trends within Protestantism
Theology and astronomy: The Copernican and Galileian debates
The Modern Period, 1750 to the Present Day
A Cultural Waterrshed: The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment Critique of Christian Theology
The notion of revelation
The status and interpretation of the Bible
The identity and significance of Jesus Christ
The doctrine of the Trinity
The critique of miracles
The rejection of original sin
The problem of evil
Romanticism and the Critique of the Enlightenment
The Crisis of Faith in Victorian England
Postmodernism and a New Theological Agenda
Key Theologians
F. D. E. Schleiermancher
John Henry Newman
Karl Barth
Paul Tillich
Karl Rahner
Hans Urs von Balthasar
J�rgen Moltmann
Wolfhart Pannenberg
Some Recent Western Theological Movements and Trends
Liberal Protestantism
Ressourcement, or, la nouvelle th�ologie
Liberation theology
Black theology
Radical orthodoxy
Key Names, Words, and Phrases
Case Studies
The quests of the historical Jesus
The basis and nature of salvation
The debate over the Resurrection
The Trinity in twentieth-century thought
Twentieth-century discussions of the doctrine of the church
Natural theology and the rationality of faith
The feminist critique of traditional Christian theology
Christian approaches to other religions
Where Next?
Details of Theologians
A Glossary of Theological Terms
For Further Reading
Sources of Citations