Christian Theology: An Introduction

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Wiley, Nov 13, 2006 - Religion - 568 pages
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Alister McGrath’s internationally-acclaimed Christian Theology: An Introduction is one of the most widely used textbooks in Christian theology. Fully revised and featuring lots of new material, this fourth edition provides an unparalleled introduction to 2,000 years of Christian thought.

  • A fully revised new edition of the bestselling introductory textbook in Christian theology
  • Features new sections on monastic schools of theology, the English Reformation, and Radical Orthodoxy
  • Includes increased discussion of women in the early Church, feminist theology, Eastern Orthodox theology and history, and Catholic teachings on the Doctrine of the Church
  • Incorporates user-friendly key terms sections, and study questions
  • Supported by a website at, containing additional lecturer resources.

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Outstanding. Excellent, clearly written introduction. - Goodreads
Very useful book, and I like his writing style. - Goodreads
A very decent introduction to Christian theology. - Goodreads
Definitely a good introduction. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Nikki - Goodreads

This was my A Level Christian Theology textbook. But I also enjoyed reading it for personal benefit. Definitely a good introduction. Perhaps as a preparation for other systematic theology texts, such as that of Grudem. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeffrey Backlin - Goodreads

More of an historical overview than a scripture by scripture detailing of theology. Very helpful discussion on important people to read from various points of view. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous bestselling titles available through Blackwell Publishing, including The Christian Theology Reader 3rd edition (2007), Theology: The Basics (2004), Christianity: An Introduction 2nd edition (2006), A Brief History of Heaven (2003), and Dawkins’ God (2004).

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