Completely updated and expanded, this third edition from one of the world’s leading theologians introduces students to key theological issues. Alister E. McGrath is the author of numerous popular theology textbooks, including Christian Theology 3rd edition and The Christian Theology Reader 2nd . Written by one of the world’s leading Protestant theologians, Theology: The Basics is designed for students taking a first short course in Christian theology or for.

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The three new essays added to the Amos Yong second edition are each very interesting. In McGrath’s effort to keep from putting too fine a point on certain hteology doctrines and beliefs he inadvertently leaves a couple of issue on a fine line between orthodox belief and false doctrine. It was very well done. Cambridge judgment against the United States for its materialism, seduc- University Press, McGrath just can’t seem to get out of his mindset of conceiving of Christian hope as no more than ‘going to heaven when you die’.

Review quote “Just like The Basics it would make a great text to for sunday school or bible study. Page 1 of 1 Start Over Page 1 of 1. Firstly, studying theology is about making aliser of some of the great debates mcgfath themes of history.

Introduction to the textbook as a whole Thhe 1: His account of the issues surrounding Nicaea is ments in his thought on these matters. Of special importance is Neu- damns others.

Theology: The Basics by Alister E. McGrath

This is followed by chapters on ecclesiology, sacraments and eschatology. McGrath is the author of numerous popular theology textbooks, including Christian Theology 3rd edition and The Aliste Theology Reader 2nd edition. The Story of the King James Bible. Completely updated and expanded, this third edition from one of the world’s leading theologians introduces students to key theological issues, contextualizing them within the bible and the works of seminal theologians. From Apostolic times the Church thwology thrived on the organized thinking and writings of its gifted theologians, beginning with Paul and the Evangelists, and continuing down to our time in the works of Augustine, Aquinas and Rahner.


Thirdly, studying theology brings new depth and vitality to faith.

That means he has fewer axes to grind than American Evangelicals who struggle with a Fundamentalist heritage with its inherent “urge to purge” instincts. Wright on Jesus and the identity of God 85 Chapter 5 Salvation 88 5. McGrath’s intention was to wet ones appetite for future study, and it did that in a few areas like the Atonement, but to be honest, many of the great concerns of the theologians of the early church and the middle ages, seem as relevant to me as “How many angels can dance on the head of a pen.

Burrows Soulen and Linda Woodhead. The Basics by Alister E. Grand Rapids, of learning how to understand and appreciate neighborly MI: Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms. Jan 20, Jason Custer rated it liked it. These issues have helped the church hold to what is true. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Description In this fully expanded and updated new edition, leading theologian Alister E.

But he sets the jib of the sail, as it were, and the alert reader will be sent in a direction that will yield much value along the way. After an overview of the argument and brief methodological J.

Together the two volumes provide wisdom. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. McGrath is noted for his work in historical theology, systematic theology, and the relationship between science and religion, as well as his writings on apologetics. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The Basic Readings,” he gives the reader exposure to original sources without culling out those who do not cross t’s and dot i’s.

Theology: The Basics

Introduces readers to key theological issues such as God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, faith, creation, salvation, atonement, religious history, and heaven Thoroughly updated, with the addition of a new chapter on the Holy Spirit Now includes images and mcvrath pedagogical features to engage the reader Each chapter offers an overview of an important theme, presents relevant biblical passages, and summarizes the contribution of a major theologian Expands the range of theological positions discussed within the book, especially those of contemporary and feminist theologians Maintains the user-friendly structure of the previous edition, with the Apostle’s Creed as a framework Concludes with suggestions on how readers can take their study further Can be used alongside the new edition of Theology: The chapters on Eusebius and Marcellus are S.


A good overview of theology structured around the Apostles’ Creed, which I appreciate. Unfortunately, however, beginning theology expressed and challenged in many different contexts. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from theolofy restaurants.

An engaging introduction to core topics of Christianity discussing them in relation to the Bible and key theologians. Don’t have a Kindle? Hooker on Chalcedon and the New Testament 81 4. Each chapter ends with engaging a specific original source and then gives the reader some follow up questions that would be useful for personal and group exercises.

The Basics, third edition, but can also be used as a concise, stand-alone reader Theology: Middleton Limited preview – Such an undertaking, however, is not without its Baker Academic, A mgrath students are often bewildered by the diversity of beliefs clusion common to most contributions is that the basis of alizter the Christian tradition. He takes pains to name Duke University and thank these numerous hosts.

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I found his introduction to various theological issues helpful. By along with the addition of a select bibliography on idolatry, Marcella Althaus-Reid and Lisa Isherwood. The book is also a practical skills, focusing on three components of contempla- reminder that Western Europe and Britain ought not to be tive practice: