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The Oxford Companion To Christian Thought

Author: Adrian Hastings
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198600240
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Entries explore the history of Christian thought from Catholic, Prostestant, and Orthodox perspectives, and discuss regional and national traditions, various denominations, theological topics, symbolism, and controversial issues.

Christian Thought

Author: Adrian Hastings
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192802804
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What does it mean to be a Christian at the dawn of the third millennium? What did it mean to be a Christian at the dawn of the first millennium? In 13 chronologically arranged chapters, Christian Thought: A Brief History charts the path Christian thinkers have taken over the last 2,000 years searching for answers to some of the basic questions concerning existence and creation that have been churning in the minds of great thinkers for years. The 13 chapters, taken from the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Christian Thought, written by distinguished theologians and church historians from both sides of the Atlantic, themselves Christian thinkers, take the reader from Pre-Constantinian times to the end of the twentieth century. The chapters don't just travel through time, they also chronicle the journey through different traditions of thought - Eastern Orthodox thinking, Armenian and Syriac thought, and Byzantine theology as well as Western traditions. There is not one single strand of thought that can be identified as 'Christian thinking' and there are no observable facts. The history of 'Christian thinking' is made up of many strands which, even though they may be said to converge to the same point, are very distinct in their own right. The chapters in this book do not aim merely to explain or tell the story of 'thought', they reflect the thinking of the scholars who wrote them and aim to provoke the reader into further study.

Christianity And The African Imagination

Author: Adrian Hastings
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004116689
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The book charts Christianity s advance in Africa, exploring how African agents (priests, prophets, martyrs, missionaries) made the religion their own. It shows Christianity empowering Africans, through faith, to deal with concerns for health and wealth, and overcoming evil. It demonstrates how Christianity captured the African imagination.

Modern Christian Theology

Author: Christopher Ben Simpson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567664791
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Christopher Ben Simpson tells the story of modern Christian theology against the backdrop of the history of modernity itself. The book examines the many ways that theology became modern while seeing how modernity arose in no small part from theology. These intertwined stories progress through four parts. In Part I, Emerging Modernity, Simpson discusses the period from the beginnings of modernity in the late Middle Ages through the Protestant Reformation and Renaissance Humanism to the creative tension between Enlightenments and Awakenings of the 18th-century. Part II, The Long Nineteenth-Century, presents the great movements and figures arising out of these creative tension - from Romanticism and Schleiermacher to Ritschlianism and Vatican I. Part III, Twentieth-Century Crisis and Modernity, proceeds through the revolutionary theologies of the period of the World Wars such as that of Karl Barth or nouvelle théologie. Finally, Part IV, The Late Modern Supernova, lays out the diverse panoply of recent theologies - from the various liberation theologies to the revisionist, the secular, the postliberal, and the postsecular. Designed for classroom use, this volume includes the following features: - charts/diagrams/visual organizations of the information presented included throughout - both a one-page chapter title table of the contents and an expanded (multipage) table of contents - chapter at-a-glance outlines at the beginning of each chapter - references to further reading at the end of chapters

A New History Of African Christian Thought

Author: David Tonghou Ngong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135106266
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David Tonghou Ngong offers a comprehensive view of African Christian thought that includes North Africa in antiquity as well as Sub-Saharan Africa from the period of colonial missionary activity to the present. Challenging conventional colonial divisions of Africa, A New History of African Christian Thought demonstrates that important continuities exist across the continent. Chapters written by specialists in African Christian thought reflect the issues—both ancient and modern—in which Christian Africa has impacted the shape of Christian belief from the beginning of the movement up to the present day.

The Blackwell Encyclopedia Of Modern Christian Thought

Author: Alister E. McGrath
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9780631198963
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The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought is an authoritative reference source for those interested in the development of Christian belief, from the Enlightenment to the present day.

A World History Of Christianity

Author: Adrian Hastings
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802848758
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This superb volume provides the first genuinely global one-volume history of the rise and development of the Christian faith. An international team of specialists takes seriously the geographical diversity of the Christian story, discussing the impact of Christianity not only in the West but also in Latin America, Africa, India, the Orient and Australasia.

God The Eternal Contemporary

Author: Adrian Langdon
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630875406
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The relation of the eternal God to time and history has perplexed theologians and philosophers for centuries. How can Christians describe a God who is distinct from time but acts within it? This book presents one creative and profound approach to this perennial theme by examining the theology of Karl Barth. Contrary to interpretations of Barth that suggest he held a view of eternity as abstracted from time and history, this comprehensive study suggests that he provides a more complex and fruitful understanding. Rather than defining eternity in a negative relation to time, Barth relates eternity and time with reference to such doctrines as the Trinity and incarnation. This ensures overcoming what he saw as the "Babylonian Captivity" of an abstract philosophical definition of eternity that developed in the Western tradition. The central argument of the book suggests an analogia trinitaria temporis, a basic analogy between the eternal being of God and God's creating and activity within time. Also, implicit in Barth's view is a narrative view of time, similar to the view of Paul Ricoeur, which unfolds as the Church Dogmatics develops.


Author: Gerald J. O'Collins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191043923
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The bestselling Catholicism has now been revised and updated for an eagerly-anticipated second edition. This lucid and accessible account explains how Roman Catholicism and its beliefs and practices came to be what they are. Renowned scholars Gerald O'Collins and Mario Farrugia move through history to sum up the present characteristics of Catholic Christianity and the major challenges it faces in the third millennium. Clear and engaging, the authors present matters in a fresh and original way. They skilfully depict the Catholic heritage and show that Catholicism is a dynamic and living faith. O'Collins and Farrugia engage with contemporary moral issues and explore the challenges which Catholics and other Christians must face. This is an authoritative, lively, and up-to-date introduction to Catholicism for the twenty-first century.

The Sermon On The Mount Through The Centuries

Author: Jeffrey P. Greenman
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1587432056
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Top scholars show how the church has interacted with the Sermon on the Mount throughout its history by exploring key historical interpreters such as Augustine, Dante, Wesley, and more.