The Christian Theology Reader

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Wiley, Feb 15, 2001 - Religion - 707 pages
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The new edition of this widely used collection of readings builds on the success of the first edition of The Christian Theology Reader. It now includes more than 300 seminal readings from the entire Christian tradition, using important sources from the patristic, medieval, Reformation, and modern periods. Each reading has been selected on the basis of audience surveys and includes a detailed individual introduction, comments, and questions.

The supporting material for every reading has been classroom tested, making this Reader highly accessible for those new to the subject. Full details of the sources of the readings are provided, and all texts are cross-referenced for ease of use. It includes a wide-range of theological and denominational interests, and topical indexes allow easy access to themes throughout Christian history. This new edition also contains an updated glossary of theological terms and details of Internet holdings of theological texts for further study.


Used alone or in conjunction with the author's bestselling textbook, Christian Theology: An Introduction, the second edition of this Reader is the essential guide to the key sources and texts available in the field. Both the author and publisher are committed to keeping these books available and regularly updated in the light of user comments and evaluations.

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User Review  - Anonymous - Christianbook.com

If you want access to the material, yet have limited space on your bookshelves, you will find these books by McGrath are a welcome addition to your library. Indispensible to students. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff Elliott - Goodreads

Given I only read 73 of the 300+ sections but they were the 73 that were assigned from class. This book is a collection of some of the greatest minds, thinkers and theologians in the history of ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Alister E McGrath is Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University. He is the author of numerous bestselling books. His previous publications with Blackwell Publishers include: Christian Literature: An Anthology (2000), Christian Spirituality (1999) Reformation Thought 3rd edition (1999), Historical Theology (1998), Science and Religion (1998), and An Introduction to Christianity (1997), amongst many others.

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