A Brief History of Theology

From the New Testament to Feminist Theology
 
 
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • erschienen am 1. November 2008
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 240 Seiten
978-1-84706-091-4 (ISBN)
 
fun, concise and attractive introduction to a fascinating and challenging subject. This is the ideal book for teenagers and students coming to theology for the first time, or indeed for anyone who just doesn't know where to start. The book examines 18 key thinkers and concepts, from the New Testament to Feminist Theology. It starts by considering some of the authors of New Testament writings and then focuses on 16 thinkers of the western tradition of theological speculation. Nearly half the work concentrates on 20th century thinkers and problems. It puts all thinkers in their historical, social and cultural settings, emphasizing that theology is as much a reflection on the world we live in as it is on God. Technical terms are explained in simple language throughout the text. The work also provides short summaries of the main theological issues and projects in subsections accompanying each chapter exploring their ideas in relation to each other and to their historical and cultural contexts. This makes the book an ideal reference tool for a clear first overview of theology.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 138 mm
978-1-84706-091-4 (9781847060914)
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Derek Johnston is a retired teacher. He was Vice-Principal of Midleton College, Co Cork, Ireland, where he taught for over 30 years.
1. Writers of the New Testament: The First Christian Theologians; 2. Augustine of Hippo: a Father of the Church; 3. St Thomas Aquinas and the Reasonableness of Faith; 4. Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation; 5. St Ignatius Loyola and John Calvin: The two sides dig in; 6. John Wesley and Evangelical Revival; 7. The Contexts of Modern Theology; 8. Friedrich Schleiermacher and Religious Feeling; 9. John Henry Newman and Catholic Renewal. 10. Karl Barth and a Theology of the Word; 11. Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Cost of Discipleship; 12. Karl Rahner and Human Transcendence; 13. Rosemary Radford Ruether and Women-Church; 14. Walter Brueggemann and the Biblical Imagination; 15. Don Cupitt and being Adrift.
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However, this book is not so much a history of theology as it is a sampling of key figures from that history. These theological "snapshots" are designed to provide an introduction to readers who have little or no familiarity with the subject. Johnston (former vice principal, Midleton Coll., Ireland) has over 30 years of experience teaching theology, and he is effective in explaining difficult concepts in a clear and simple manner. He also includes helpful definitions of theological terms throughout the book, assisting the reader in grasping the material. Johnston generally makes excellent selections in terms of theological figures to cover, featuring Paul, gospel writers, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Loyola, Calvin, Wesley, Schleiermacher, Newman, Barth, Bonhoeffer, Rahner, Reuther, Breuggeman, and Cupitt. Johnston also provides brief historical discussions that link the different periods covered by these theological writers. 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Moreover, the author's use of a number of headings and his explanation of basic theological terms (that appear in boxes) will assist the reader to grasp the content of the volume that covers a wide range of theologians and their thoughts."Theological Book Review, Vol 21, 2009

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