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Basic Description of the Textbook

Regarded as one of the leading textbooks in Christian theology for the last 25 years, Alister E. McGrath’s Christian Theology Reader is now available in a new fifth edition (2016) with completely revised and updated content. It brings together more than 350 readings from over 200 sources that chart more than 2,000 years of Christian history. Each reading is situated within the appropriate historical and theological context, complete with its own introduction, commentary, and study questions. The readings illuminate key doctrines, point of views, and intellectual developments. This edition contains new readings, carefully chosen to ensure both relevance and accessibility.  It also has enhanced pedagogical features which encourage students to compare and connect readings. Designed to function as a stand- alone volume or as a companion to Christian Theology: An Introduction, this text offers readers a complete overview of the subject by one of the foremost scholars in the field.

The Christian Theology Reader

One of the most widely used theological textbooks Each text is introduced individually with guidance on how to read it Assumes no prior knowledge of Christian theology Can be used for individual study or for taught courses Now in its fifth editiion Regularly revised and updated in the light of user feedback
Resources available for this textbook There are six video recordings available for this textbook, introducing the textbook itself, as well as showing you how to engage with the readings by looking at five examples from the text itself. 1 Introduction to the textbook 2 Augustine of Hippo on Philosophy and Theology 3 Irenaeus of Lyons on the Role of Tradition 4 Dorothy L. Sayers on Christology and Dogma 5 C. S. Lewis on Myth in Christianity and Other Faiths 6 Cyprian of Carthage on Paradise as the Christian Homeland

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Basic Description of the Textbook

Regarded as one of the leading textbooks in Christian theology for the last 25 years, Alister E. McGrath’s Christian Theology Reader is now available in a new fifth edition (2016) with completely revised and updated content. It brings together more than 350 readings from over 200 sources that chart more than 2,000 years of Christian history. Each reading is situated within the appropriate historical and theological context, complete with its own introduction, commentary, and study questions. The readings illuminate key doctrines, point of views, and intellectual developments. This edition contains new readings, carefully chosen to ensure both relevance and accessibility.  It also has enhanced pedagogical features which encourage students to compare and connect readings. Designed to function as a stand-alone volume or as a companion to Christian Theology: An Introduction, this text offers readers a complete overview of the subject by one of the foremost scholars in the field.

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One of the most widely used theological textbooks Each text is introduced individually with guidance on how to read it Assumes no prior knowledge of Christian theology Can be used for individual study or for taught courses Now in its fifth editiion Regularly revised and updated in the light of user feedback