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Basic description of the textbook

In this fully expanded and updated new edition (2011), leading theologian Alister E. McGrath brings together key theological readings to provide a concise and balanced introduction to the Christian faith. A third edition will appear in June 2017, including additional readings and commentary in response to user feedback. Readings are drawn from a broad theological spectrum and include both historical and contemporary, mainstream and cutting–edge approaches Provides an introduction and analysis of each reading, along with a helpful glossary Uses the Apostle′s Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation Includes a new section on the Holy Spirit and increased coverage of contemporary theology and feminist theology Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources Serves as an ideal companion to the bestselling textbook Theology: The Basics, third edition, but can also be used as a concise, stand–alone reader Theology: The Basic Readings, second edition, is an essential guide to the major topics in Christian theology.

Theology: The Basic Readings

Each text is introduced individually with guidance on how to read it Each text has been chosen to be both accessible and engaging Assumes no prior knowledge of Christian theology Can be used for individual study or for taught courses Now in its second edition, with third in preparation (2017) Regularly revised and updated
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Basic description of the textbook

In this fully expanded and updated new edition (2011), leading theologian Alister E. McGrath brings together key theological readings to provide a concise and balanced introduction to the Christian faith. A third edition will appear in June 2017, including additional readings and commentary in response to user feedback. Readings are drawn from a broad theological spectrum and include both historical and contemporary, mainstream and cutting–edge approaches Provides an introduction and analysis of each reading, along with a helpful glossary Uses the Apostle′s Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation Includes a new section on the Holy Spirit and increased coverage of contemporary theology and feminist theology Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources Serves as an ideal companion to the bestselling textbook Theology: The Basics, third edition, but can also be used as a concise, stand–alone reader Theology: The Basic Readings, second edition, is an essential guide to the major topics in Christian theology.

Theology: The

Basic

Readings

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Each text is introduced individually with guidance on how to read it Each text has been chosen to be both accessible and engaging Assumes no prior knowledge of Christian theology Can be used for individual study or for taught courses Now in its second edition, with third in preparation (2017) Regularly revised and updated